5 Tips for Surviving with a Selective Eater

Today I’m guest posting over at Food for My Family. When Shaina announced her new series on “Breaking a Picky Eater” I was jumping up and down to have my say. It’s been a long, uphill battle for us, but over the years, we’ve seen much improvement.

In my post, I share a bit of our story, and give a handful of tips that helped us stay sane and kept the kids nourished. From the post:

“It has now been five years since that first spoonful of solids was obstinately pushed out of my firstborn’s mouth. Things are better. Much better. My eldest now eats meat, green vegetables, and many fruits. Yes, cheese is still limited to one variety (marble cheddar, SVP), berries are disdained, and orange vegetables are pushed aside, but he eats a myriad of ingredients most kids his age won’t touch. Beans, lentils, and chickpeas are all popular, served up in burritos, soups and curries. Fish disappears faster than the home fries, and cooked cereals are gobbled up every morning.

As I look back on the headway we have made over the years, I’m happy to report that as slow as it was, progress was made. Perhaps that is the encouragement you need to hear today.”

Head over to Food for My Family to keep reading the post and note my five tips for surviving a picky eater. I’ll see you in the comments!

About Aimee

Cooking has always been Aimée's preferred recreational activity, creative outlet, and source of relaxation. After nearly ten years in the professional cooking industry, she went from restaurant to RSS by trading her tongs and clogs for cookie cutters and a laptop, serving as editor here at Simple Bites. Her first book, Brown Eggs and Jam Jars - Family Recipes from the Kitchen of Simple Bites, was published in February 2015.

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  1. Great advice! I’d also add to keep the awful stuff out of the house. I have several friends who say their little ones will only eat chips or other unhealthy things, yet they keep buying them. If the house is stocked with a variety of healthy choices, it’s a lot easier to lead the kids towards better ones. Smoothies help here too. Somehow it doesn’t seem healthy if it’s blended and fruity. 😉

    • That’s because smoothies look like they could have come from McDonalds 😉

      And you’re absolutely right: if people keep stocking up on unhealthy stuff, how can you expect your kids to pick healthy food?

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