Do you have a picky eater? I have one. It’s strange honestly because I have one great eater and one that’s totally picky. I’m not sure what I did wrong or right.
I wanted to share some tricks and hacks I’ve found that might help you with your picky eater. Anything help is good, right?
I also wanted to make sure you’ve heard about Healthy Kids Inc. a meal planning tool designed for busy families with picky eaters – I’m guessing that is just about everyone!
7 Sneaky Tricks for Picky Eaters
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Dinner Winner Plate – Make eating a game! No one likes losing (especially if you are competing against your brother or sister) and at the end, if you make it all the way through, there is a surprise!
Food Swaps – These picky eater swaps make total sense! This chart gives you a list of foods and you choose which things your child already eats. Then you can see if your child likes that, the chances are great that they will like this.
Copy Kids – This technique is kind of crazy, and I’ll be honest, I had the DVD and lost it before I ever tried it with my kiddos. They say kids can learn best from other children, so this features videos of children eating fruits and vegetables – one for each of the twelve fruits and veggies.
You put a bowl of that particular food on the table and pop in the DVD and see what happens. They say your kiddo will start eating!
Dip – The easiest way I can get my kids to eat something they are unsure of is to dip it. Ketchup, ranch dressing, mild salsa, peanut butter, cheese sauce, yogurt…. There are so many things you can dip fruits, veggies and meats in.
Make it extra fun by making this Unicorn Dip.
Deception – Kiddo hates spinach? Put it in their brownies. Refuses carrots? Add them in muffins. There are lots of awesome ways to sneak healthy food in kids bellies. I’ve been using a cook book called Deceptively Delicious and it’s pure genius.
The three try rule – This mom gets her kids to eat their veggies by making them try it at least three separate times (not bites, separate occasions).
Books – Here are a bunch of really great books to read to kids about eating. Keep a few of these around and add them into your daily reading.
Liz is a just a mom trying to keep it real about how little she sleeps, how often she gets puked on and how much she loves them. You can find her here every day writing about real-mom moments.