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    Default Dealing with Picky Eaters

    I didn't want to hijack the tomato-jam thread so I started my own- but Liss comment made me think of something that bugs me when I read websites/forums.

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    Yeah, somehow "green tomato jam" doesn't really sound all that appetizing to my family. Years ago when my grandmother gave me the recipe she always called it Almost raspberry jam. One of my cousins used to eat it out of the jar - UNTIL she found out it was made out of tomatoes. *shakes head*
    I see so many parents that say, "My kids won't eat this, my husband won't eat that", etc.

    I'm am so NOT a fan of letting kids get away with picky/whiny eating habits. I have parents tell me all the time, "my kids won't eat blah, blah, blah"- I don't get that at all! Your kids will eat what they're given- as kids have done for centuries!


    Why do people cater to their kids and let them get away with this type of behavior issue?? When I was a kid, you ate what was on your plate or you went Hungry, period.
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    Default Re: Dealing with Picky Eaters

    What I do at supper is make the plates..They either eat it or they don't..I have never made separate meals for anyone..Not unless someone is allergic to something I make or added in the food
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    Default Re: Dealing with Picky Eaters

    When we were growing up I guess we were lucky, we all liked the same kinds of foods. Me ansd my youngest brother would eat veggies, but my mom and other brother did not like them (except corn), so my mom would only make corn as a veggie (Green Bean Casserole on the holidays). I did not have Broc or Cauli until I was 19 years old (which I eat 2-3 times a week now).

    Now, Mike and I also have the same tastes, so there are no issues there. But his son is grown and hates mushrooms and tomatoes (which we both LOVE), so when Tyler comes to eat, I make the dish like Mike and I like it and make a small side dish minus the mushrooms and tomatoes. It is no more work for me (well maybe 1 more dish to wash). I would not change my menu plans unless a food allergy was the issue.
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    Default Re: Dealing with Picky Eaters

    I guess I'm kinda on the fence on this one. I have cooked separate things for family members that wouldn't eat some certain something...AND I also have done and still usually do what Vampixen posted.

    Actually, when I was growing up, you either ate what was there or you did without. ((I was raised by old school Grandparents))

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    A parent should provide a variety of food options for kids, however that does not mean at one meal. They will never know if they "like" something until they have had a chance to try it. I have a rule, one bite of whatever is made and it must be chewed and swallowed. I hear a lot of parents who will make two or three different plates for different family members for dinner and all that is, is work. Kids will eat it what they are gave, of course when mine were younger I would make sure that at least twice a week the meal was something that I knew they would like. Today they don't hesitate to at least try it. Some things are not as appealing as a triple layer chocolate cake which I would definitely eat everyday if it is was provided.

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    I have two boys ages 4 and 2. They always sniff around the kitchen when I'm cooking and say "yummy" Then they get served and sometimes the yummy turns to "yucky". My 4 year old eats just about everything. My 2 year old is a meat and potato guy already. I always put veggies on their plates regardless if they want them.
    I have a friend who lets her 5 year old eat cereal if he doesn't want his food. I was raised to eat what was served and if I didn't it would be there later or even the next day.
    I can't say that they are picky. It's more stubbornness. My 2 year old refused to eat salisbury steak a favorite. He took little nibbles and mumbled "I like this"

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    Default Re: Dealing with Picky Eaters

    my husband is a very picky eater its sooo frustrating! my 2yo is now following in his steps only wanting pizza and hamburgers.. he eats salads and fruit for my parents.how do i make my husband eat better so we can be a healthy family?

 

 

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