Feeding kids is not an easy task.Sometimes we all need a little reminder that we are doing the best we can under our own individual circumstances! So the next time you are feeling overwhelmed, remember these 4 mantras for mealtimes. I am doing the best I can to serve my child balanced meals based offContinue reading “Mealtime Mantras for Parents and and Caregivers”
If you are anything like me, you love food but don’t always have time to cook everything from scratch. Which is completely okay! But also means we have to purchase pre-packaged foods. While it is okay to make convenience or snack foods as part of a balanced lifestyle, one of the keys is to REMOVEContinue reading “Why You Shouldn’t Serve Foods in Their Packaging”
PSA: PROTEIN COMES FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES NOT👏JUST👏MEAT👏- and protein needs are incredibly easy to meet for little ones, even picky eaters typically get enough protein. Many people tend to automatically think meat or animal products like milk, yogurt and cheese when I mention “protein” but not all protein has to come from meat!!Continue reading “Protein for Picky Eaters”
Let me introduce you to the magic of ✨SPRINKLES✨when it comes to feeding your child! We love to sprinkle all kinds of things on our foods. It’s a great way to help engage a child – especially a picky eater- with a new/less favorable food. Just like dips ( check out this post), sprinkles canContinue reading “Sprinkles for Picky Eaters”
You might have heard that “divided plates cause picky eating” but this ALONE is simply not true. Picky eating is dynamic and….
Asking your child, especially a picky eater, “What do you want to eat?” is setting your child up for frustration and staying in the cycle of picky eating.
While Learning to Like Veggies can take some time (and by that I do actually mean patience, read here about the importance of repeat exposures) here are some tips to help your child learn to like veggies (and keep you sane 😉)
You might think “Well if I just let them eat when they are hungry then they’ll eat more, right?” 🤔
But it’s not usually so.
Exposure is just a fancy word for what really means “patience”. Feeding kids is not for the faint of heart! It’s tough. And if you get caught up in the “right now” you lose sight of what really happens with exposures. They build upon each other!! What was just a touch today, turns to aContinue reading “Importance of Exposure to New & Less Favorable Foods”
Surface-level observations are easy. And honestly, true “picky eating” can be a very normal phase… but what if it isn’t?…at a point, it is no longer “picky eating” and more accurately defined as “problem feeding”.