Do you parent a picky eater? Then Episode 39 is for you.
In this episode, Meagan and Sarah admit we don’t have the answers when it comes to this tricky (and oh-so-common) parenting challenge. But in lieu of solving all your problems, we share our own and talk through some of the complicated pieces of the puzzle.
Links we mentioned (or should have!) in Episode 39
- The Picky Eater (Ellyn Satter Institute)
- Picky Eater recipes on MOMables.com
- Deceptively Delicious (Jessica Seinfeld) and The Sneaky Chef (Missy Chase Lapine)
Loved this podcast! I don’t consider my kids to be picky eaters, but only because their father is far pickier than they will ever be. 🙂 The man doesn’t touch vegetables and would happily eat a burger or pizza daily. That being said, I am finding that pickiness is happening in stages. My daughter loved any kind of puree as a baby, then wouldn’t touch a vegetable. Until Kindergarten, where she suddenly became super open to trying things. My son isn’t a big eater at all, but he’ll eat different things at daycare than at home. And yes, I will make him something special if I know he doesn’t like what the rest of us are eating. I find deconstructing meals, a la Dinner A Love Story helps me find ways to do that without being a short order cook.
All that to say, all we can do is present the options and hope that eventually, our kids will become less picky over time.