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Ways To Trick Your Picky Toddler
If you have a picky toddler, you know how stressful and worrisome it is. To know how little they eat, especially at a time they need the most nutrients. UGGGHHHH, frustrating and worrisome. Here are some ways to trick your picky toddler into eating well.Remember that 'This too shall pass' -unknownClick To Tweet
There are so many factors why they might not want to eat what you are offering…
- might just be a power struggle for them
- it could be a texture issue
- they don’t like the way a certain thing is cooked (for example grilled versus breaded and fried). Here are some ways to trick your picky toddler.
My Stubborn Toddler:
My daughter is almost three and has been a TERRIBLE eater. It seems as though she is offended you even ask her to consume food. Won’t try it, look at it, nothing. Even if she happened to enjoy something the day before, she if not even allowing herself to consider digesting anything unless it comes in a chip type bag or has a ton of sugar. And that just does not fly in our house.
Other Food Solutions:
She has always liked frozen things, so she will often eat a frozen yogurt (I just buy the yogurt in tubes and freeze them), frozen grapes- but they have to be small pieces so they are not a choking hazard. Crushed ice is usually a win, and popsicles is where my family can work our magic.
Pops Are My Secret Weapon:
We make our own pops with say some kind of:
- protein powder
- frozen bananas
- strawberries, etc.
Put all the ingredients in your blender and blend until all the ingredients are a smoothie texture, then pour into your popsicle containers, and in an hour or so you will be ready to go.
***Another trick is to buy these animal shaped sandwich and veggie cutters, sometimes this works and gets her interested, but sometimes it doesn’t.
Below are our favorites↓→
Some kind of mix like that. Any combo of fruits, veggies, and protein will work. Go with their favorites to ensure will be something they request. It is impossible to taste the veggies and protein powder. We have been using this method for over 6 months now, and she still loves her pops. She is still offered a hearty meal, every mealtime, but is offered pops as a dessert, and is allowed to have them often since they are completely healthy.
Hope this helps, I know it relieves some of the stress and fighting over eating enough protein and fruits and veggies. They will come around someday, but until then we just gotta trick them into eating well.
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