food. it’s what’s for dinner.

3 thoughts on “food. it’s what’s for dinner.”

  1. Steph…I hear ya on the picky eater thing. Our kids eating habits have come in waves, some days are better than others. Helping in the kitchen is a good trick indeed. Offer what’s for dinner period. Alot of the time one or two of the things that I am serving they are usually into. If our kids don’t eat dinner their ONLY option is fresh fruit or veggies so that can be a motivator for them to eat a bit better. If they eat dinner well…..then the options for something else or desert if we are having desert. ALL kids eat what Israel eats the key is trying different things to get their diet to expand. Caroline would eat beef, chicken, turkey etc…daily if she could. Ethan is more veggies raw, turkeywrap, pbj and fruit not big on any meats, poultry etc…but, we have changed to ground turkey and taken out all ground beef and what do you know he LOVES it. We basically replaced it in spaghetti, tacos, hamburgers (now turkey burgers) Both big into carbs that we control more of because WHO doesn’t love some carbs? I personally sometimes get in a food rut with cooking so I am TRYING to have more variety and keep things interesting despite the “poo pooing” from the children. Here’s to being creative cooks and we’ll pray that everyone comes along happily for the ride????????

    1. Thanks for the support, Sylvia. We got Chinese takeout tonight. Ordered lo mein noodles for the kids and told Israel Po, from Kung Fu Panda, had made them just for him. LOL! He got all excited about it, but then he said he was afraid and then he said he wasn’t hungry. We KNEW he was hungry because I’m being super careful to make sure he doesn’t snack too late. Anyway… He really seems to get angsty about trying new things, so the only thing I know to do is help remove the mystery for him by having him participate in the process of preparing the food. It’s tough because he’s not fully able to truly help out, so I have to really think it through, but he can help assemble ingredients and such. He loves french fries, so I plan to have him help me make fries a few times and then move on to baked and mashed potatoes, and such. This is going to take a lot of planning. It’s going to be worth it, I hope!!

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