I'm so excited to announce my new series...
Every Tuesday I'll be posting recipes and meal ideas for picky eaters. Along with whether or not it was a success at our house. I'm hoping for mostly successes :)
Anne is a horrible eater. She eats bread and cereal and junk food but almost everything else is a struggle. Meat, veggies, most fruits, potatoes, noodles (even Mac & Cheese), rice, cheese and even some junk foods like jello, french fries, etc. are a big fight. Mealtime at our house isn't pretty...
I've done a lot of searching and most of the time I find dishes like these which I am 100% certain she would turn down and I think 90% of toddlers would be skeptical about...
We've tried making food in fun shapes, offering rewards, letting her skip meals, having her help cook, cutting back on snacks, etc. and it just isn't really working.
So I'm buckling down and trying to help her expand her horizons and try some new things! She's a healthy happy girl and my goal is to have her eat what we are having for dinner 5 nights a week. It's going to require a bit of flexibility for all of us :)
BBQ Chicken Pizza with Pineapple & Canadian Bacon
Our first attempt was a success!
We made our own pizza dough (which didn't turn out super but was edible...) and used BBQ sauce with mozzarella cheese, chicken, fresh pineapple and Canadian bacon. I consider this to be a great meal for her because she gets most of her food groups all in one go and toddlers need some fat in their diets so having a lot of cheese doesn't bother me one bit.
And she just sat down and ate it! Next time we'll try adding some bell peppers.
And those grapes even got eaten too with a bit of cajoling :)
One more secret for today :) Anne went through a phase of refusing milk and then I started putting it in teacups and she drinks it for almost every meal now. She even told me "Anne LOVES milk... in teacups"
If you have any recipes you love please link them up! We may give them a shot :) The link up will be included each week so we have a growing directory of resources for all of us