be extremely picky and it can be the most frustrating thing in the
world. All you want is to have your kid eat something besides crackers and air,
and all he wants to do is turn his nose up at your gourmet meals. We’ve all
been there. So I asked some moms to share their secret recipes that even the
pickiest of eaters will devour. At least one of these is sure to appeal to your
own little food snob.
For me, I give my picky son smoothies, and he sucks them down! I
put different combinations in them: carrots, kale, spinach, etc. Then I add
blueberries, banana or strawberries for the sweetness! He loves them and I love
that I can load them with all the good stuff he won’t eat, particularly those
“Cheese sticks and deli turkey cut up. Everything always has
to be cut up, but hey, it’s worth the extra work as long as she eats the food!”
— Macy B.
“I make different combinations of healthy muffins, with
zucchini, sweet potatoes, bananas and oats. There are so many great recipes for
healthy muffins, and kids love them! Zucchini bread is another favorite!” —
“When I make pasta, I blend up vegetables to add to the sauce. My
boy loves it!” — Ashley M.
Christy W. agrees, “My mum used to make spaghetti and chop up a bunch of
veggies to put in the sauce so tiny you couldn't even tell what they were. I do
it today with my kiddos and they love it!”
“Green juice is my secret. My daughter is super picky, so the
only way she gets any fruits or veggies are with juices. I just load up the
green juice.” — Amanda G.
“Sneak grated or mashed veggies into turkey or beef
meatloaf, pasta sauce and pureed soups.” — Maria V.