So…..my 2.5 year old recently decided she has some opinions about what she eats. I blame her older brother. She was into eating ANYTHING until she got old enough to notice her big brother making some pretty big demands at mealtime.
“I’m not eating that.”
“NO onions MOM, that’s an ONION!”
“I want it PLAIN!”
You get the picture. Can any of you relate?
In all reality my kids eat pretty well but they certainly won’t eat just ANYTHING I put on the table so I usually try to put some thought into what’s for dinner (or breakfast, or lunch, or snack). I’m not a short order chef, so what I serve for dinner IS DINNER. OK, full disclosure: I have been known to cave and give them a banana and a few almonds before bed because I can’t stand to think of my poor babies STARVING at night, and I figure if they are hungry enough to eat a banana and almonds…then go for it. But at the dinner table, what’s served is served.
I try to offer one thing I know they both like, but honestly even that gets tricky with two kids. So this week I asked some of my favorite bloggers and mamas to give me their favorite recipes for picky eaters. I know I’m not alone in my quest to find new and yummy recipes for my kids and I thought I would share them here on Kula Mama for all of you. What would you add to this list??
Recipes for Picky Eaters
6 Ingredient Popcorn Chicken from Kula Mama
Baked Sweet Potato Tots from Real Food RN
Pizza Puffs from Life Currents
Sausage and Kale Soup from Eat Your Beets
Personal Pan Cauliflower Crust Pizzas from Real Food RN
Black Bean Tostadas From Kula Mama
Avocado and Fig Salsa by MIX Wellness (Kristen says her 4 year old can’t get enough of this!)
Coconut Scallion Rice by Happy Healthnut
Chelo Kebabs from And Here We Are (because don’t all kids love food on a stick?)
Real Food Nachos from Holistic Squid
Grain and Nut Free Pizza Crust (uses sunflower seed flour) from The Clean Plate
Gluten-free Homemade Tater Tots from Don’t Mess With Mama
Healthy Snack Ideas
Protein Cookies from Kula Mama
Chocolate Avocado Fruit Dip from Real Food RN
Lemon Ginger Apple Chips from Holistic Squid
Sunflower Butter Cookies by Beauty and the Foodie
Cheesy Paleo Crackers from Savory Lotus
Homemade Potato Chips from Don’t Mess with Mama
Apple Pie Snack Mix from Popular Paleo
Gluten-free Mini Muffins from Don’t Mess with Mama
Gluten-free Pizza Crust from Life, From the Ground Up.