Honey & Soy Tofu with Sweet Potato ‘Noodles’ recipe HERE.
If anyone were to ask me what’s my biggest struggle with food and cooking at the moment, I have a very clear answer.
Getting small boys to eat vegetables.
And while we’re very much still on a journey, there’s one piece of advice my friend Elizabeth shared that’s really helped take the stress out of family meal times.
Here it is in a nutshell…
How to Get Your Kid to Eat
As a parent it’s our job to put age appropriate food on the table at appropriate times.
As a child it’s their job to decide what they eat. And how much.
Since embracing this philosophy, it’s made meal times soo much easier.
I no longer feel responsible for getting the boys to eat anything. I can’t tell you how this simple change in mindset takes the pressure off all of us.
Sure there are some days where I worry that they’re going to starve. Or get seriously malnourished.
But so far, so good.
If you’d like to go deeper with this, I recommend checking out the book ‘How to Get Your Kid to Eat (but not too much)‘ by Ellyn Sutter. It covers different ages and stages but the essential philosophy is the same as what I’ve shared here. So don’t feel like you need to read the book to try it out.
What about you?
Are family meal times less than ideal in your house? Or are you going to make me jealous with your little broccoli lover? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below.