Your little one doesn’t want to eat rice? Don’t worry, there are still many other carbohydrate sources that can be chosen.
Often parents worry because their children have difficulty eating rice.
Rice is a source of carbohydrates that function as an energy producer. Through rice, children’s carbohydrate needs can be met so that they can support their daily activities.
The carbohydrates in rice also help protein to work optimally in building the body and optimizing children’s brain function.
However, not all children like to eat rice. Some of them don’t even want to touch the rice at all.
Sometimes, this is very worrying for parents.
A number of ways are tried so that children like rice. For example, serving rice in other forms such as sushi,or rice balls containing various side dishes.
What if it’s still untouched?
Calm down Mother, rice is not the only solution.
There are many other foods that can be used as a source of carbohydrates.
In addition to rice, here are 9 sources of carbohydrates that can be an alternative to rice, including:
Cereals are generally made from grains such as rice, wheat or corn. Cereals can be served with a mixture of milk or eaten straight.
By eating cereal, your little one not only gets a source of carbohydrates, but also other nutrients in the form of fat and milk protein.
Corn is a staple food typical of several provinces in Indonesia. Its sweet taste makes many people like it.
Corn contains folic acid and fiber which are good for the body. How to serve it is quite easy, for example, made into corn rice, boiled or made corn soup.
3. Sweet potato
Similar to cassava, sweet potato is also a plant root that contains carbohydrates.
The types of sweet potatoes commonly found are orange sweet potatoes and purple sweet potatoes. Orange sweet potatoes contain beta carotene which will be processed by the body into vitamin A and can prevent cancer.
While purple sweet potato has a beautiful color and can be used as a natural dye. Purple sweet potato is good for blood vessel blockage and has a high antioxidant content.
How to process this food is also quite easy, namely by baking, steaming, frying, or making cakes.
This fruit tastes sweet and is rich in nutrients. Besides containing carbohydrates, the flesh of the fruit also contains antioxidants, beta carotene, protein and other vitamins.
Pumpkin can be served roasted, boiled or made into a mixture of soups, puddings and compotes.
Potatoes contain carbohydrates with lower calories so they are commonly used for diet programs.
How to process it is not difficult. Potatoes can be served boiled or mashed and mixed with milk (mashed potatoes).
In addition, potatoes are also easy to mix and match with vegetables or side dishes.
Every now and then, you can give french fries to your little one, but not too often and too salty, okay?
Sago is a staple food for people in Maluku or Papua. Sago is shaped like a powder. The people of Eastern Indonesia usually process sago into a sticky porridge or what is called papeda and then eat it with fish in yellow sauce.
In addition, sago can also be processed into sweet porridge served with coconut milk.
Oats come from wheat and have benefits for lowering cholesterol in the body. Oats can be easily found in instant form and are commonly used as an alternative to food in the morning.
Oats are usually served by brewing or boiling briefly so that it resembles porridge. Meanwhile, the other way, oats can be added in cake or bread dough.
Spaghetti, fettuccini, fusili, cocciolini, or macaroni are some of the most common forms of pasta.
Pasta actually comes from wheat flour that is processed and produces a variety of dry forms.
Pasta is usually processed by roasting or boiling and then adding a sauce such as bolognaise or carbonara.
Cassava is also a source of carbohydrates and is one of Indonesia’s staple foods. Cassava can be processed into tiwul, fried or boiled and enjoyed with a savory coconut milk fla.