Were you a picky eater as a child? Or are you the frustrated parent of a picky eater right now? Firsthand, personal experience is the only way to really understand the importance of food hacks for picky eaters. There’s just so many aspects to picky eating that go beyond the simple hatred for green items. Your child may be willing to eat his veggies but if they’ve touched something else on the plate then dinner is completely ruined. Your child may only eat foods of a certain color, or appear to survive on a self-imposed diet of yogurt and hot dogs. To a child this may seem like no big deal, but as a parent you are worried that your child isn’t getting the proper nutrients or will grow up to be a 30-something who will only eat her veggies if she’s rewarded with M&ms.
The right kind of hacks for the picky eater scenario are about making food interesting, appealing, and fun for kids. But don’t worry, that doesn’t mean you have to be the ringleader of a three-meal circus come every mealtime. Simply test out one or all of these food hacks for picky eaters, and your child might just eat that arugula after all (even if it’s touched the creamed corn.)