We've been dealing with a bit of toddler pickyness lately. The current rules at our house are 1) you can't throw a fit in the highchair because you don't like how a certain food looks, and 2) you have to take the bites that mommy and daddy give you (no spitting the food out).
Oh yeah...and I'm not up for making a separate meal for a toddler who has opinions!
With that said, I decided to shake dinnertime up a little a tad the other night. Squish still ate what we were eating (it was an all-vegetable night + eggs for us), but I served it to him in a muffin tin. Just for fun! Here's how it went:
Reaction: Can I please have that fun container?
Inside the muffin pan: 1 slice whole wheat bread with butter (fit into two compartments), cooked carrots, steamed zucchini, mozzarella cheese, and raisins.
At the end of the meal: Everything eaten except half of the piece of bread and three pieces of zucchini. Oh yeah, and Squishy wanted a piece of daddy's hard boiled egg to top everything off.
I'd say it went pretty well! I might break out the muffin pan periodically to change things up at dinner. Squishy just saw one of these pictures and started talking excitedly about muffins (his name for the pan)...
How do you address pickyness at your house?
By the way, there is a lady with a whole blog all about muffin tin meals! That might be a bit overboard, but it's kind of fun, too...