I found that with my picky kids (9 and 3 - the youngest is too little to help yet) that engaging them in the kitchen makes them more willing to try something. Dinner is dinner, however, no substitutions, no snacking after dinner, and I only make one meal for the family. I might be the household chef, but I'm not a short order cook. If the kids don't like it, they don't have to finish it, but they know that there isn't anything else until breakfast. I try to be flexible and include suggestions from everyone, I'm currently trying to make over some of the least healthy requests I get so that everyone can have what they love and still get a great meal. I hide veggies everywhere, too. What they can't see they won't complain about...
"The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools." Confucius
"When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.." Henry Ford
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