24 February 2006

More tips for picky eaters

Irene in Houston has tips for parents of picky eaters:

I've been "blessed" with two picky eaters and I'm always looking for ways to get the veggies down.  My 4- and 2 year-old love Campbell's Alphabet Soup.  My 4 year-old won't touch a carrot except when it's in a soup.  Rather than make soups at home all the time just to get veggies down, I decided to cook the carrots in chicken broth and voila, down they went.  I usually steam veggies -- but at least something nutritional is making its way into my children.

Also, our Montessori teacher started having the children at school say "Bravo!" and clap for our two year-old (who because of prematurity, has some real food and texture issues), when she would eat something for lunch at school.  Now at home, the two children take turns saying "Bravo!" to each other as they show each other how brave they are at eating a pea or a corn or a piece of chicken.  I never would have guessed this would help get over some finicky food issues, but at least for us, it has.

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You aren't sacrificing anything by cooking in broth if the broth is eaten as well. The only time cooking in water is less healthy is if you throw out the water the veggies were cooked in.

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