3 months ago
Last edited at 11:20AM on 9/24/2013
First of all, let her see YOU enjoy them. Have her 'help' making fruit salads and arranging vegetables. Grow some. If all else fails, SNEAK! I put fresh spinach into my spaghetti sauce. You have a blender for a reason, too- blend up foods she needs and slip them in to sauces and stuff she does like. Get her to enjoy new foods by putting only a little bit onto her plate. Her first thought will be, "Wow, that's not very much...!", rather than giving her an intimidating pile. Let HER have some choices- "What do you want with dinner, honey? Orange carrots, or green peas?" In any event, she'll outgrow the pickiness.
Offer a reward to eat them, like five chocolate chips after dinner or something small like that, when your three that seems huge. If that doesn't work try to threaten tanking away something if she doesn't.
Ask Mikey, he eats everything. Seriously, some children just don't like fruits and veggies. Don't punish as a substitute for "selective" eating. One knows from experience, Mikey had a younger sibling. Guess who? Safe Journey
make sure you always offer everything everyone else eats. Always offer healthy foods. Do not give sweets as a reward for eating healthy. all of my kids go through a no veggies phase. I just keep offering it. my son cries and whines every time he sees veggies on his plate. I tell him to be quiet,sit down and eat. now whether he eats it or not is up to him. sometimes he does,sometimes he doesn't. but if I don't offer it he will never eat it. when they are 5 they no longer have a choice. you stay at the table until you finish your plate.
Offer different choices of veggies and fruits with a healthy dip like ranch. And make sure to not feed her fast food and junk foods Now while she's only 3 yrs old. She will be picky about some of it, but she will go on to eat healthy later as an adult...