No, My Kids Are Not Perfect Eaters
I often share what my kids are eating to provide examples of nutrient dense food that toddlers will eat but I think it’s important to mention, often, that my kids are not perfect eaters! I’ve spent many meals picking out vegetables from their pasta even though they would willingly eat said vegetables next to the pasta just not in the pasta. I’ve thrown in the towel and let my daughter go on a fruit only binge. There’s even been ice cream before dinner and therefore really no dinner. And really, if plain toast is what they want, fine. The thing of it is, I keep trying. It’s exhausting and frustrating but I’ve decided for many reasons that it’s important. The good part is, more often than not they come around and that’s why I keep trying. I know that if I totally quit it would be much more difficult later on to impact their choices. I don’t do “fancy”. I’ve said it before, I hate to bake because I simply don’t have the time or patience to follow directions. So I make easy meals that are filled with mostly whole foods. And, I try to lead by example. Now that they are getting older, I try to have them eat smaller versions of what we are eating; not always of course but often. So please don’t worry, my kids are not perfect eaters. They are good eaters but only because of a little luck and a lot of perseverance.