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I love cooking! Unfortunately I have two picky children and a picky husband! They don’t like anything that’s even a little bit fancy, preferring basic, boring meals. I cook the same things over and over again, playing it safe, knowing at least they will eat it! I’ve tried to get the kids interested in food by getting them to help plan dinner meals and helping with the prep, all to no avail! Oh well, I’ll keep trying, adding something a little different here and there and maybe, just maybe, one day their tastes will change!


Posted anonymously, 14th April 2015


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  • Oh my god, exactly the same here. Hubby is way worse than the kids tho, at least they will try new things…..not hubby. So I cook the same food over and over cos I know everyone eats it…….then hubby decides he’s sick of it cos we have it too often. Just can’t win with him!

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  • Don’t they just drive you nuts!

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  • The rule in our house is you can’t say you don’t like it until you’ve tried it!

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  • I think all kids are difficult eaters at some stage – I think you’re doing the right things, though.

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  • I have THE fussiest Toddler! It can be so disheartening when you make the effort to cook something new/exciting and it just gets rejected without even tasting it! I feel your pain Mumma!

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  • my ex was like that as were my 2 kids. luckily my eldest changed and slowly my youngest is changing. I now have a man who eats everything. hang in there, things do get better…. good luck

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  • I’m sure that growing up they will be interested in more special food. But I can imagine how disappointing it must be for you now!

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  • Maybe have a chat with your family and discuss having one day a week as try a new food/dish day. It could be a lot of fun too and it is only one day out of seven. We do this with international food and dressing up can be fun too!

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