Meal time is always interesting at our house. Most days Richard isn't home by the time the boys are ready to eat dinner. So I have to either make two meals, or make one that I can serve at two time frames. What I do depends on what I've planned to have for dinner that night.
Here's the challenge... Blake eats meat, cheese (colby jack and provolone), bread, apples, hot dog, french fries, fish sticks, tuna and a few other things. Colby eats pasta, rice, yogurt, cottage cheese, apples, shredded cheese(mozzarella, cheddar and mexican mix, cereal, couscous and a few other things. Do you notice something.... they do NOT eat the same things! Also most of the things they eat don't go together.
We are working on getting Blake to try more things, but it is a major challenge. Blake will ask for specific items for lunch (he tries for dinner too, but dinner isn't optional usually). His latest requests have been grilled cheese and green apples. Colby doesn't like to eat the same thing over and over, but since he has a very limited menu it gets challenging to mix things up.
I always give the boys something that we are eating when we sit down as a family as well at at least 1 or 2 things that I know they will eat. When it is just the two of them I try to give them the same things, picking one that they each will eat and one that they they both will eat.
I never expected to have children who were such picky eaters. Then to have two picky eaters who go in two different directions.