If you say, “My kid is a picky eater” or “He won’t eat any vegetables or fruits” or “I’ve tried and she just likes sweets, pasta and breads”…
Your kid asks for a cookie, tell them – have five carrots first, have 3 tablespoons of peanut butter or some almonds. Slowly get them to try these other foods first and hold your ground. Sure they won’t like some things and you can’t change that but if they don’t like everything you have to start holding your ground and negotiate like you do in business. This is not easy, it will mean tears or arguments and kids walking away hungry a few times, but you are doing your child a huge favor.
Get Them Involved
Kids are more likely to eat foods they make, so experiment with teaching them to make homemade yogurt smoothies or let them build their own Ezekiel bread pizzas – eventually they will like something that is healthy.
Take Them Shopping
Take them to the grocery store with you, or farmers market. Let them choose from the fruits and vegetables, nuts and healthy options. See what vegetables you’ve never tried. Sweet Potatoes are great cut up as french fries. Then shake the potatoes in a bag with a little olive oil and sea salt and bake.
It’s not easy, especially if the kids are older. but you can do it and change their diet! Good luck.