I have three kids--teens! The middle one(17) is still a very picky eater. Thank goodness he can cook. I taught him how to make a sandwich when he was 5 and he has cooked his own food since.After tracking his food for a week when he was small, I found he eats a fairly balanced diet!
Mine are picky, but at least my oldest one (11) will try things I put in front of him. THe youngest (4) refuses to eat a lot of things. The oldest will get things to replace what he doesn't like. For example, I make green beans, so he'll go in the fridge and get baby carrots to replace that. I'm ok with that..doesn't bother me, but I'm not going to make 2 or 3 seperate meals. Now if I'm cooking something I know they both don't like, I will make them a sandwich or something like that.
Not really,My girls like what they like,thier father on the other hand...that friggin turd,he's a pick eater,he doesn't do veggies,only kids cereals,like trix or w.e,only drinks milk if theres sugar in it,& wont drink it if its not whole milk,he could live off of honey buns & zebra cakes,& he's 6'2 about 170lbs!!!!!!!!! thats less than me! :/
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I have 3 kids and all are very different. My youngest which is 1 will eat ANYTHING I put in front of her. My son who is 4 doesn't eat much of anything, and my oldest daughter who is 7 will try everything I put in front of her at least once and then pick and choose. Fun fun!!
OH I SO DO! If I do make something spicy, I do give them the option of cereal or a pb &J. Other than that, eat what I cook, or don't eat at all. And don't tell me you're full, and then ask for something else 15 minutes later.
I feel your pain. My husband was spoiled rotten as a child and he is the pickiest eater I've ever known. I worked very hard on him and now he'll even eat some foods he didn't like before. I told him that I don't want him setting a bad example for our son and he really worked on it.
As far as your kids go, you're the boss. Tell them that they'll eat what you cook.
I am telling you! I am about tired of it. I can understand not wanting spicy stuff. That's fine. But I am a good cook. My kids will almost every night at dinner ask if they can "have something else". NO! I don't cook a la carte! I make enough for dinner! End of story!!!
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