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Is it time for your kids to ditch the fuss around trying new foods?

 

Maybe you want to break up with bite counting.

 

Perhaps you have Pinterest boards housing all kinds of new recipes, pinned with the best intentions of trying with your family- but haven’t made any… or have tried some, only to have them snubbed at the table. 

 

And quite possibly, like so many tiny tummy tales readers,  you wonder way too often why everyone in the family can’t just eat one. meal. #withoutafuss

 

If this is you- welcome! You are in good company.

Hi mom friend!

You’re undoubtedly doing an awesome job raising your little cherubs, & knowing how important it is for them to munch down something nutritious at mealtime makes for a stressful table when they seem determined not to care. 

I’m here to tell you that it’s possible to ditch some mealtime drama, to get some veggies into your child’s stomach without bringing on World War Three, and to be DONE with stressing over what your 3 year old will and will not approve of on his plate. 

When you join the tiny tummy tales community, you’ll find support in ditching the picky eater fuss and in making mealtimes enjoyable for the whole family. 

Feedback from community moms:

"This is totally hitting home with me! ...Tomorrow I’m off to the grocery to pick up more fruits and veggies for poor kiddos! My one “small change” will be to try to incorporate your ideas of letting the kids in on the prep and stop counting bites (we totally do that here!)."
Jacque
Mom of 3
"Wow, talk about a well-written storyline that flows beautifully. My oldest loved the mystery of discovering how Flint will fly. And he especially loved that at the end Kendra shares how to make dragon rocket fuel!"
Tara
(about Flint the Dragon book)

My Tale

Was it really such a lofty goal? As a young mom, it seemed like getting my kids to eat healthy food should be simple! The hardest part would be finding my way through the mind numbing jungle of advice out there on the ‘best ways to feed your family’… right? The rest would fall into place, happily eating ever after!

Enter the cherubs.

As it turns out, not even all my research, pinning, and recipe attempts would translate into food from plate into stomach. Imagine! …So what’s a mom to do? The one bite rule? No dessert? Preach about the health benefits? Hide the veggies?

Though I’ve certainly used all of those tactics (See me raising my hand here!), what I’ve had the most success with is something totally different.

 

I set out to get them choosing healthy foods for themselves. 

You know the Chinese proverb about the man and the fish?

“You give a poor man a fish and you feed him for a day. You teach him to fish and you give him an occupation that will feed him for a lifetime.

My version goes something like this:

“Hide the veggies and a child has broccoli in his stomach for a day. Teach him why he should choose the broccoli in the first place and he has awesome habits that will last his whole lifetime.” 

I set out to get our kids on board with choosing to try new foods, embracing healthy foods as something awesome, and enjoying treats in moderation. And lo and behold, it has worked!

How?

  • As parents, we consciously model what we want them to copy
  • By making a healthy food normal
  • By offering choices- turns out it’s pretty effective!
  • By looking for ways to make healthy eating fun in quick ways that an already busy mom could handle
  • I welcome them into the kitchen (while staying relatively sane… stick around to learn how!) 😛 
  • And I tell stories. Stories to teach them the ‘why’. To get them on board & to offer them ownership of their own healthy eating choices. 

 

It’s absolutely still a work in progress, and likely will never be ‘done’. But rather than dreading mealtime drama, we make food together and enjoy even veggie-filled meals of all kinds without a fuss… and you can too!

Every child can learn to enjoy healthy foods. Even yours 🙂

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