Fun Eats and Treats for Picky Eaters!

My kids are all pretty picky when it comes to eating and I can deal with that, but it really irks me when the kids run hot and cold on certain staples in the house. Like one week they gobble up yogurt or bananas and the next they won’t touch it. Nobody likes throwing away good food and money so I have a few handy tricks to get them to eat certain foods up when they are on a food strike and yogurt and bananas are common culprits.

Bananas

Lately just slicing them to make funny faces on peanut butter toast has worked wonders! Personally this makes me want to gag but for some reason the kids get a real kick out of it and eat them up!

when all else fails, it’s Banana Bread! (Here’s our favourite recipe)

Yogurt

Yogurt is so expensive there is no way I would let this go to waste! Big Brother started out in life loving every flavour we threw at him, today we are down to one and only one flavour- vanilla! Luckily the other two haven’t met a flavour they haven’t liked yet, but they do run in streaks on how often they will eat it and Little Buddy is currently on a yogurt strike as we speak. sigh….this is how we pump the dairy in!

yogurt

I sprinkle a few cupcake sprinkles on top of the yogurt. These come in all kinds of fun colours and designs, these are car shapes and the boys love them! Just a few to liven things up does the trick! and if your yogurt tubs are getting near expiry just freeze them and make yogurt pops! This is a no fail way to get dairy into our boys and they think of it as a real treat!

 What kind of tricks do you have up your sleeves Mama’s?

Comments

  1. Great tips. I will be using the sprinkles one for sure. I bet you could put sprinkles on just about anything to get my 2 to eat it. But mine will be pink and princess themed no doubt. I also like to buy the yogurt tubes and pop those in the freezer for a real treat.

    • momvsboys says:

      yup, we love the frozen yogurt tubes too, I find the tubs cheaper to buy so we more often make our own.

  2. Great tips! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Sprinkles & yogurt! Love it! Our kids do the one week love, next week hate thing too, LOL glad I am not alone! LOL

  4. Haha- we do this all the time!!! LOVE it that we think alike!

  5. Kristen says:

    We love making yogurt pops too!

  6. So cute! Love the ideas :)

  7. Great tips! I am going to try these with my picky eaters

  8. Both my boys love vanilla yogurt, and we all love greek yogurt (except my husband) but I bet that adding sprinkles to it would make for happier eaters!! And bananas, my little boy used to love them, now both my boys won’t eat them…I’ll so have to give banana-peanut butter-toast a try!! Thanks for the tips!!
    Oh, any tips on getting my little one to eat meat? Any kind…

  9. I have been doing the smoothies hiding veggie things. These are GREAT ideas.

  10. delicious treats look wonderful

  11. Just so you know, the peanut butter banana toast face would also work on a grown man….

  12. great tips. I have made yogurt pops in the past and they love them!

  13. JDaniel4's Mom says:

    I put little tastes of foods I wanted my son to try out on a plate while I was making dinner and he was saying he was starving.

    • momvsboys says:

      good idea, my middle guy will steal cheese as I am putting together lunch but if I put it on his plate he won’t eat it! lol

  14. Nicole - Mama to 4 Blessings says:

    hey, your open face sandwich face looks like ones I posted on my blog about a month ago?

    • momvsboys says:

      yeah! maybe it’s why I added blueberries because we normally stick to bananas! email me the link and I will link back to it as subconscience inspiration! lol

  15. I should give yogurt pops a try with my guys – thanks for the great idea!

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