Even though, I am a nutritionist and I want my kids to eat great, they aren’t eating kale and salmon at dinner. You won’t find sushi and quinoa in their lunchbox. Like most kids, they love a good old fashioned peanut butter and jelly sandwich and don’t particularly care when they see green food in their lunchbox.
Because I was raised to eat everything my mom served, I don’t always get why one of my kids will dissect their dinner, looking for possible signs of green or orange (in case I slipped in shredded carrots or broccoli). Look out if I used parsley! But I do try to take a deep breath, not beat myself up about it and keep trying.
That’s called a success in my books. When you try, regardless if they actually eat what you served, it’s a success. Keep that in mind, throughout your journey.
Here’s what you’ll find on my blog about picky eaters:
Fun and delicious recipes for picky eaters (and successful eaters as well) –
- 7 Healthy Snacks for Picky Eaters that are definitely going to appeal to your kids.
- Resources to help make lunch time fun for the picky ones
- A free and private Facebook Group to hang out with other parents
Fearless Feeding: How to Raise Healthy Eaters from High Chair to High School by Jill Castle and Maryann Jacobsen
Child of Mine: Feeding with Love and Good Sense by Ellyn Satter
It’s Not About the Broccoli by Dina Rose