I’ve teamed up with Organix as part of their #NoJunkJourney to share some top tips on having fun with food if you’ve come up against some tricky eating habits with your little ones. My two boys aren’t so little any more but I still get frustrated by their sudden hatred of foods they would previously love to eat.
So Arlo went off pizza when we went on holiday to Italy, yes, I know *rolls eyes*. Sam now refuses to eat oven chips. Sometimes they’ll eat raw carrots, sometimes they only want them cooked. Every week there’s something new to contend with. I actually wish they were toddlers again because they were much easier to please and I cooked a much bigger variety of food for them!
How do I tackle fussy eating?
- They might not be tiny any more, but one things remains the same, if I want them to try new foods I get them in the kitchen with me for some cooking action. Touching and tasting new ingredients, or food they’re deeply suspicious of is the BEST way to try and change their minds. Curiosity always gets the better of them and they can’t resist a little try.
- At meal times, fill the table with loads of dishes of food for them to choose from, rather than plating it all up together gives them a sense of control over what they’re eating so it feels like the ball is in their court. I do this with things like wraps, roast dinners, pasta with different toppings.
- Get their non-fussy friends over for tea, they’re far more likely to eat things if their friends are tucking in too.
- Seasonal treats are a fun excuse to muck about with food. With Halloween coming up why not make some spooky party food using ingredients they perhaps wouldn’t usually eat
Tips for toddler fun with food
What are your tips for dealing with tricky eaters?
I’d love to know what your top tips are for dealing with tricky eaters. Let me know in the comments below! In the meantime you can find even more toddler food inspiration over on the Organix Website
What is the Organix No Junk Journey?
Organix are passionate that we take more care with how we’re feeding our children. From paying close attention to food labelling, to making sure that children have a clear understanding about the food they eat, and of course minimising the amount of junk in their diets. You can find out more about the research they’ve done and why I joined the campaign in this blogpost Why I’ve Joined the Organix No Junk Journey
Disclosure: This is part of a series of partnered posts I’m working on with Organix to promote their No Junk Journey campaign. It’s an issue I feel strongly about and want to share with you here on my blog.