I am a mom of three, my oldest being 11 and my youngest just 2 years old, so I’ve been dealing with picky eaters for quite a while now. Personally, I have never considered my kids to be “picky” with food (well, I’ve never let them hear me say it!), however, they have had their share of picky moments when it comes to mealtime. Most moms will probably agree that there are plenty of phases that come with parenting, food battles with picky eaters is definitely one of them.
Over the years, I have learned a few tricks when it comes to serving veggies to my kids. First, I serve them every night. There is usually at least one – if not two – vegetables at dinner. As my kids have gotten older and started bringing lunch to school, I’ve started packing raw carrots, celery and grape tomatoes for them in their lunchboxes.
Another tip I always share is to try roasting your veggies. Kids really like roasted veggies – as a matter of fact, roasted broccoli is one of my kids’ favorites and I’ve been serving it on a regular basis to them for years. When I find that my kids like a certain vegetable roasted, I try to make it for them regularly but with occasional change-ups like different seasonings as well as different combinations.
It’s never easy to figure out what your picky eater will eat, but as moms we just have to keep trying right? One thing I have learned is that kids will always surprise you!
Try some of these basic veggie side dishes on your pickiest eaters and let us know what they think!
- 5-Minute Green Bean Vinaigrette Salad
- Garlicky Green Beans Stir Fry
- Roasted Lemon Parmesan Green Beans