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Is Your Child a Fussy Eater? Here are Some Helpful Tips!

Hi parents!

Is your child a fussy eater? If so, we have provided you with tips on how to deal with this and have also found the perfect penne bolognese recipe for you to make that we are sure they’ll love!

To make your meal time fuss free try these tips:

  • Minimise distractions during meal times → turn off the TV or other devices
  • Don’t offer dessert as a reward → this can send them the message that dessert is the most desired food option, so try only offering dessert one to two times weekly
  • Be creative → cut your fruit and veggies into fun shapes
  • Get your little ones involved → make the preparation of food a fun, bonding experience between each other 


Try this One Pot Penne Bolognese recipe:

What you’ll need:

  • 1/2 tbsp oil
  • 1 onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 celery stick
  • 500g beef mince
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 litre beef stock
  • 3 tbsp tomato sauce
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 300g dried penne
  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan



  • Heat the oil in a large pot on the stove.
  • Add the onion, garlic, carrots and celery and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Add the beef mince and fry until browned.
  • Add the tinned tomatoes, beef stock, tomato sauce and oregano and bring to a boil.
  • Add the pasta, stir well and simmer for 20 minutes until the pasta is cooked.
  • Stir every few minutes to ensure the pasta doesn’t stick together.
  • Add the grated parmesan and mix well.
  • Serve the delicious pasta to your little ones.


If you try this recipe make sure to post it to your story on Instagram and tag us! (@stgeorgemontessori) 

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