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After dinner ideas for a 4yo who is fussy and spots anything and everything in her dinner.

Posted by loumumma16, 21st June 2019

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  • Try to eat with them as often as you can. Give small portions and praise your child for eating, even if they only eat a little. If your child rejects the food, do not force them to eat it. Just take the food away without saying anything.
    Keep offering new foods at different times. Put a small amount of new food on the plate with familiar food your child already likes – for example, a piece of broccoli alongside some mashed potato.
    Make food attractive.

  • Depends what they are fussy about but sneaking in pureed vegetables or slow cooking with veggies so they break down to a sauce consume can sneak some veggies in.

  • Homemade pizza. Let little one choose the ingredients at the shop that she/he would like on her pizza, both prepare cook and eat. works every time. Or buy or make a big pizza base and make a picture out of all the veggies, broccoli (tree tops), Carrot stick (trunk) shredded cheese (grass) mozzarella (sun) etc

  • Find out what your kid likes and let them help you prepare their food. Help them to make healthy choices and make it fun if need be. I found when my 4yo is being resilient, if I ask her to make a choice between healthy option a or b, she is more likely to eat. She is definitely at a point where she wants more control of her life and giving her a choice satisfies that need

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