This is a tactic I often use. While cooking a meal, I keep ingredients separate for her when possible. For example:
- If we eat chili, she will have a plate of beans, corn, peppers, and whatever meat I cooked up.
- When we have pasta and meatballs in tomato sauce she has plain pasta and meatballs (separately on the plate) without sauce.
I still give her a very small taste of our “real” meal – this morning she tried a bit of the bananas. Sometimes she will surprise herself and like our meal!
This way she gets food she will eat, but I'm still only preparing one meal for the family.
Today's tip: Try to satisfy picky eaters without preparing different meals for everyone.