We've all faced a picky eater moment. Fortunately, Amanda Haas, Williams- Sonoma's test kitchen manager and creator of the One Family, One Meal blog, has three tips:
1. TRY, TRY AGAIN: Children change their minds, tastes change and palates broaden, so don't worry about a broccoli snub or carrot contempt. "You can introduce a food item to a child up to 12 times," Haas says, "and they could still change their minds."
2. RELAX: "I do think a lot of it comes from how we choose to deal. It's like temper tantrums," Haas says. If you don't pay much attention to them rejecting a food the first time or third time or 11th time reintroducing a new food won't be a big deal. It's only when we regard the dinner plate as a battleground that it becomes one.