It’s been a tough road. Here I am, sharing all this healthy advice and then feeding my toddler chicken nuggets and french fries under the table – anything to get that kid to eat. I know. I know. I’m not proud.
Something had to give. I did not want to lead my child on an early road to childhood obesity and bad health. I had to do better and figure it out.
The answer was right on my kitchen counter. My Power Juicer!
I began to make homemade apple juice (and would throw in a carrot, maybe a small piece of celery or some berries) and he would drink it like any other juice – 3 times a day! I went from almost 0 veggies to 5 or more servings just like that.
My son likes pancakes, so I started to sneak some of the carrot / apple pulp into the mix. He loves them!
I also began to make my own homemade chicken nuggets. I slice up chicken breast, dip in egg, use whole wheat bread crumbs and pan fry in a tablespoon of olive oil. It takes a little extra time but it’s a good alternative to the processed ones from a fast food place.
I’ve switched his macaroni and cheese to whole wheat pasta, low fat cheese and 1% milk – I’ve tried to sneak some broccoli in there but that’s been unsuccessful. Ya can’t win them all.
I dip strawberries and bananas in chocolate for sweet treats.
So those have been a few of the solutions I have found for my picky little eater. How about you? Do you have a picky eater? What has been some of your food solutions?