Dippable Salad For Kids

A salad kids can dip!

For many parents, salad is the final frontier–something they really, really wish their kids liked (but alas, their kids just don’t). My strategy has always been to serve “Starter Salads” to my kids. And not for nothing, but that approach also worked on my husband, who now eats big salads nightly and orders them in restaurants even…

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Veggie Nuggets

Veggie Nuggets

As a mom, I hold these truths to be self-evident: Kids love finger food. Kids love dipping. Kids love nuggets. Well, at least my kids do. These Veggie Nuggets hit that trifeca of kid-friendliness. Because sometimes veggies can be a hard sell with the younger set. I’m not a fan of “hiding” veggies in other foods…

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Should You Make Your Kids Take “Just One Bite”?

Why I Don't Make My Kids Take "Just One Bite"

My husband has a story from his childhood about eating a bite of lima beans.  Or rather, not being allowed to leave the table until he had taken a bite of lima beans, and stubbornly sitting there long after dinner was over. When his mom left the table to clean up and he tried to sneak that dreaded spoonful of…

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Is Your Child As Picky As You Think?

Common causes of picky eating

I use the term “picky eater” on my blog as shorthand for behavior most of us are pretty familiar with: refusing new foods, preferring familiar foods, and generally being a pain in the neck at the dinner table. But though my kids have certainly displayed all of those behaviors, I’ve never actually called them picky. It’s a label that’s…

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The Dinnertime Rule That Will Change Your Life

The Dinnertime Rule That Will Change Your Life

I was an extremely picky eater as a child, largely existing on buttered noodles, canned tuna, and Laverne & Shirley reruns for much of my childhood (read: My Picky Eater Recovery). My very kind, sweet mother routinely made me a separate meal at dinner when I refused whatever she was making (which was frequently). When…

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When Parents Don’t Agree On How To Handle Picky Eating

When Parents Don't Agree On How to Handle Picky Eating

When you and your partner don’t agree on how to handle the everyday decisions and dilemmas about feeding your kids, especially when it comes to picky eating, it can make things tense and frustrating for everyone. It’s an issue I hear about almost every time I talk with a group of parents about feeding kids! So I asked…

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