Just one bite…

Kate making her dinner

… and if you don’t like it, feel free to make yourself a sandwich.

I have three picky eaters. At ages 8, 5 and 3, they’re all averse to anything spicy, seasoned, unconventional, too hot, too cold or with too many different food items mixed together. They happily eat plain pasta, plain grilled chicken or steak, and plain veggies and plain fruit. Hold-the-flavour-please kinda kids.

As someone who loves to cook, I have zero interest in making family meals my kids might actually eat. Why would I want plain pasta or plain steak? If I’m already making something with chicken or pasta I will separate out some for them before combining or seasoning for the adults.

A few moms I know insist their kids “eat what they’re served or they don’t eat.” That didn’t work for us. I don’t intend to have a battle of wills with a four-year-old over something as stupid as green peppers mixed with rotini.

So, if they don’t like supper, they can make their own sandwich. Even the little one can get the bread, slather on peanut butter or cheez whiz and settle down at the table with their boring bread.

I’m positive they’ll grow out of it. In the meantime, more Creamy Grilled Tandoori Shrimp for me.

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