Same Old Go To’s Got You Down? Look for Simple Surprises to Spice Things Up.

Same Old Go To’s Got You Down? Look for Simple Surprises to Spice Things Up.

Feel like you’re in a feeding rut? The kids want the same thing, day in and day out, and the struggle to get them a healthy balance of nutrients is not only real, but real frustrating? We’ve been there and we feel your pain. Even as adults, sometimes our go-to’s get boring and that can lead down a path of less than optimal options.

So instead, looking for subtle surprises, whether they’re foods you’ve never realized deliver a punch of protein (popcorn? spinach? peanut butter puffs?) or new ways to serve familiar foods when pickiness sets in (freeze dried vs fresh, cut into shapes - a cookie cutter can make anything more fun, or even brought to life with candy eyes). We love the feeding brand @ezpzfun not only for their super silicone placemats but for the adorable ideas they fill them with at every age from baby-led weaning well through toddlerhood and beyond. 

 

Sometimes new presentations or even simply a new form of a fruit or vegetable can get a reluctant eater to try something they’d otherwise refuse. Consider the options from canned to frozen, freeze dried to dehydrated - you may just be as surprised as they are on what they pick as their new favorite. 

Photo credit: @moderndaybrownmom

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