As you search for ideas to broaden your family’s choices, you are also wondering if the choices you put in front of them will actually be eaten. It’s hard enough to come up with a creative idea, then you need to implement it, get the reaction, and you pray it works. That’s a lot of steps which build the frustration with each step you take. That’s why I’m here to help you with these steps and ease the frustrations that can come with putting a healthy meal on the table.
Involving the kids in the meal and getting them excited is just one way to get the adventurous eater to shine. Confidence and independence are two characteristics that allow a person to be open and brave to conquer what’s in front of them. One way I love to involve Brooklyn is for her to choose her “Rainbow Days”. Brooklyn is quite obsessed with all things rainbow where I’m using her passion in the kitchen. She gets to choose the colors we will focus on when planning our meals for the week. She loves the song “Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue… Indigo and Violet, too” which is a song she learned at school. You can find the song online with “The Mother Goose Club” as well: https: Rainbow Song
Monday may be “red day” where she chooses strawberries, red peppers, pomegranate seeds, and apples to be used throughout the meals that day. Tuesday may be her “yellow day” which includes bananas, yellow squash, spaghetti squash, and lemons. You don’t have to do this every day but try a few days a week where they can feel included and proud of their decisions. This leads to a better attitude of trying the dishes that include their choices.
Need some suggestions? Here is a helpful link that lists an array of fruits & vegetables by color: Fruit & Veggie Color Ideas
Simple tips and simple solutions are the best ways to find the adventurous eater in your child. If you have any questions or need help, reach out to find out ways I can support you.