" 'M hun'ry! Nannie ....'m hun'ry!'
It doesn't seem to matter how well-fed my small grandsons are, they always seem to be hungry.
But, even more aggravating.... they've become picky eaters, all of a sudden. So.. how can I feed them? They'll devour a meal one day and refuse to touch it another; even those foods that I thought were their favourites! And how can I encourage them to try healthy alternatives? They won't even look at anything different.
Mmmm.. feeding fussy eaters is my constant frustration at the moment and I'm not alone; I know of many mothers (and grandmothers, too) with similar concerns.
Well... yes, I know there are some wonderful, and imaginative, recipe books to inspire mothers and encourage those little fussy eaters.
But, I've found a quick and easy way to handle the 'feeding fussy toddlers dilemma'. It doesn't involve time-consuming meal preparation or buying truckloads of special ingredients.
It's certainly worked for me, and it's so easy!
A mealtime platter... one for each child
I've found that, if I cut up a wide variety of bite-sized foods and arrange them on a platter, they will happily pick through and graze from the smorgasbord of foods. Truly! It works. They love to choose their own food to eat and I give them lots of varieties in small doses.
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How to prepare a toddler platter
I've used meal platters for both lunchtime and evening meals and the kids love it. It's not a struggle to get them to eat. I can relax and enjoy my own platter and I've even found that the kids will try some unfamiliar foods without any prompting. If they don't eat some of the items on their platter, it's not a big deal since the quantities of each item on the platter are small. But altogether, it's surprising how filling an attractive assortment of foods on a platter can be. Try it yourself and I'm sure you'll enjoy it- it's easy and hassle free!
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Life as a grandma.. it's no 'quiet, restful days in the rocking-chair'. It's filled with activity, excitement and lots of family fun. Please share it with me.