“My baby eats pretty much anything I put in front of them,” you proudly stated in your group of mom friends as they discuss how their children refuse meat or vegetables. Fast forward to toddlerhood; you now have a defiant kid who eats nothing so you now have to eat your words. Need a few ideas to help at mealtime?
Cookie Cutters! In our house we use cookie cutters on almost a daily basis. Pizzas, pancakes, sandwiches, burgers, etc. When food is presented as their favorite animal, they’ll be more inclined to pick it up and bite the head off!
If you'd like to get even more creative, this set includes cutters for everything! You'll find an amazing variety of sandwich cutters, plus smaller cutters that can be used for cheese, fruit, veggies, etc., as well as food picks!
Have you ever handed your child a random spatula or measuring spoon only to be surprised that they start eating with it? Just me?! Well, kids are weird. And they love using odd and different objects to eat with which is why these Mini Tongs will be a huge hit! They also help develop fine motor skills!
These Kids Chopsticks are sure to make mealtime fun as they can be used to eat a variety of foods! Kids will love that the shark mouth opens and closes as they squeeze the easy to use chopsticks!
Another winner (literally) from the Little Hoboken store, is this fun Dinner Winner Kids Plate. The goal is to get to the finish line to win the surprise treat! Plus, it's dishwasher safe!
This Toddler Cookbook is a great way to have fun with your little one and get them to try new foods! Whenever my kids help me make something they are always more interested in eating it! This book includes 40 healthy mealtime, snack, and dessert recipes such as pumpkin french toast sticks and chicken BLT kebabs.
After reading enough amazing reviews about French Kids Eat Everything, I am ordering my copy as we speak. In this memoir about a family who moved to France, you will learn 10 easy to follow rules for raising happy and healthy eaters and some new recipes!
Do you have a vehicle lover at home? These adorable food picks are great and easy for picking up cut-up fruit, among other foods, and are fun to use!
Worried that your picky eater is not getting enough nutrients during mealtime? The goal is to get them to try new foods and eat a variety, and it will happen! However, it is a process and may take some time. In the meantime, you may want to try this all natural veggie blend. This stuff consists of just ground vegetables with no additives and comes in two different blends. It's great for adding into smoothies!
How cool are these?! Zoku Fish Pop Molds create a variety of sea creatures and are easy to use! Blend some fruit and veggies with milk and yogurt and create healthy and fun treats your kids will love!
I would say there is a good chance you have a picky eater who loves pasta (I know some hate that too, but it's usually a safe bet). Have you tried making other foods look like pasta? This OXO Handheld Spiralizer is easy to use, small and great for storage, and creates perfect curly noodles using everything from zucchinis to sweet potatoes!
Having a picky eater can be incredibly frustrating and can make mealtimes somewhat stressful. The key is to not stress about it and keep offering your children a variety of foods. Some days they may eat nothing, and some days they may actually try something new! Sometimes presenting food in different ways can motivate our picky eaters to venture out and help them realize that life is so much more than mac n' cheese!