I for some reason, as a single person thought I would be exempt from kids that were picky about food. Perhaps I figured because I love all foods, that they would too? I don't know, maybe it was just that blind ignorance thing... you really don't know until your own kids are making you crazy about this or that. I do have picky eaters. And now, I wave it off like everyone does, right? Not necessarily. I'm sure some of how I approach things could be better. I've seen moms offer up foods in ice trays hoping that the little sections will entice them to miraculously enjoy carrots. I know my kids like finger "snack" foods so I think this has some validity.
So I tried it. I told them I was preparing a surprise lunch. I used our old Beaba Babycook freezer containers as the plate and the bright colors surely offered some pow and punch to that surprise. They were so excited! And they started in immediately. That's a plus right there. Most days it's tricky just getting them to the table. I also tried to load it with mostly fruits and veggies.
I know they like kidney beans = protein. I know they like frozen peas
= veggie. They don't do well with carrots, but I cut them in chunks for
something different. I cut up apples and bananas because I knew that
was a favorite. And blueberries. The one bonus (for them) was the
crackers. Of course, it was the first thing they ate. They don't get
those very often. This was a semi success. I will try it again after
some time. I won't do it a lot because it's still new and exciting. But
they did go for at least one full baby carrot and half of the peas...
that is HUGE right there.
If you have a Babycook and
you happen to have these laying around, they make for a great starting
point for an exciting surprise lunch. I think this kind of thing could
even be good for snacks, and put healthier snacks in there. There's
something pretty awesome about eating things in compartments.