Ok I admit it... I've raised TWO picky eaters. And they are picky in totally different areas. I really don't get it. But that's the way it is!
I have a rule in the house that you have to take one bite of everything on your plate. They are pretty good about doing it, don't get me wrong it can be a struggle some days, but for the most part they are good about it.
There are times when I just wish they'd break out of their comfort zone and try something new. Not even something they've tried and said they don't like (which is often the battle of the one bite), but something they've refused to even try before.
Soooooo I decided to do something I typically don't do, bribe them! Ok well they have to earn the bribe so it's not as easy as a simple bribe. Each of the boys has a chart on the fridge that has ten lines on it. Each time they try a new food we write it on the paper. If they are willing to take multiple bites, we put a sticker there because it is a new food they like. When they've tried ten new foods they are going to get a treat. My plan is to take them out to lunch, a major treat to them.
So far they've tried three new foods: tuna salad, maple sweet potato and baked chicken fajita. Not sure if it will work or not, but so worth trying.
On a side note, I put this out on my facebook page the other day and a friend said that when she introduces new foods she presents them in a cupcake holder with feet that she has, something fun and creative to get their attention.
What do you do??