Parents everywhere know that kids can be (and typically are!) fussy eaters. While food options are easily accommodated at home to suit the young ones’ tastes, what about when the family decides to take a trip? While kids might say “no way, José” as they turn up their nose at certain foods at home, they’ll be saying “si” when it comes to the delightful variety of kid-friendly Spanish food.
Palate-pleasing dishes are available in Spain for even the fussiest young eater to enjoy. Here are some foods to consider for those planning a holiday in Spain, such as a stay at Club La Costa World on the picturesque Costa del Sol.
Surprising Spanish food for kids
There are plenty of kid-friendly snack foods and meal-time dishes that will appeal to the younger set. Children’s taste buds are different from adults, so the key to selecting kid-friendly Spanish food is to arrive with a list of items they’ll relish. Here are some child-tested favorites:
These delicious snack staples come with a variety of fillings and are a popular Spanish food for kids. A deep-fried crispy outer layer envelopes dry-cured Spanish ham, chicken, or cheese in a thick and creamy béchamel sauce. Mashed potatoes are sometimes used to bind the ingredients. Best of all, these tasty bites are available everywhere in Spain, either a small version as tapas or full size as a meal.
Tortilla de Patatas (Spanish Omelette)
This traditional dish is made with eggs and potatoes. It may include onions, but of course, it may be requested without them. The omelet is often served at room temperature and sliced as finger food, making it super easy for little ones to tuck in right away. It’s filling but not heavy, and it goes well with crusty bread or small chunks of regional Spanish cheese.
Jamón Ibérico (Iberian Ham)
Sliced from a cured leg of pork, grilled, and lightly salted, Iberian ham is an absolute must for kids of all ages. With its rich texture and savory taste, this iconic product of Spain will have kids asking for seconds. Spanish food for kids must-try!
Arroz con Leche (Rice Pudding)
Here’s another kid-friendly Spanish food that the entire family will enjoy. The thick, rich pudding, with a hint of cinnamon or even a touch of lemon, can be served warm or cold. While it is typically found on the dessert menu, it’s also a real treat for fussy eaters when served for breakfast.
Enjoy a kid-friendly trip to Spain.
Taking the young ones along on a visit to Spain is easy and enjoyable. For instance, join CLC timeshare owners at the Safari restaurant at Club La Costa World. The tropical-themed restaurant features a kids menu that will hit the spot, as well as a host of family-friendly favorites, including everything from pizzas and pasta to steaks and sandwiches, plus vegetarian and vegan options. Even better, when you book a holiday to Spain with Club La Costa, you can book safe in the knowledge that you are protected, courtesy of the CLC World cancellation policy.
What other Spanish food for kids would you add to our guide?