HEALTHY MEALS FOR PICKY EATERS
Are you tired of dealing with picky eaters who turn their noses up at every healthy meal you serve? Fear not, for I am here to help!
First things first, let’s define a picky eater. A picky eater is someone who is selective about the foods they will eat and may have a limited range of foods they find acceptable. It’s important to note that picky eating is a normal part of child development and many children outgrow it. However, if it persists into adulthood, it can lead to nutrient deficiencies and an overall unbalanced diet.
Now, onto the good stuff – how to make healthy meals that even the pickiest of eaters will enjoy!
Make it fun: Use cookie cutters to cut fruits and vegetables into fun shapes, or create a “veggie rainbow” on their plate by using a variety of colored fruits and vegetables.
Get them involved: Let your picky eater help plan and prepare meals. They’ll be more likely to eat something they had a hand in making.
Hide the “good stuff”: If your picky eater refuses to eat certain fruits and vegetables, try sneaking them into dishes they already love. Shredded zucchini in spaghetti sauce or pureed cauliflower in mac and cheese, for example.
Make it a game: Have a “try one new food” rule at dinner and make it a friendly competition to see who can try the most new foods.
Experiment with different cooking methods: Some picky eaters only like their foods cooked a certain way. Try roasting, grilling, or sautéing fruits and vegetables to see if that makes a difference.
It’s important to remember that picky eating is not a personal failure on your part. It can be a difficult habit to break, but with patience and persistence, you can help your picky eater develop a more varied and healthy diet.
And remember, don’t take yourself too seriously while cooking for picky eaters, have some fun and enjoy the process!