I’m looking for a website with meatless recipes for picky eaters.?
August 9, 2010
Our family has 8 people – many are children. I am trying to ’slowly’ convert them over to more meatless recipes and organic foods, but my smallest ones are SOOO picky. I need more kid-approved recipes and all of the ones I’ve seen online contain tons of beans, zucchini, eggplant and the such – my 6 year old and 3 year old won’t have a thing to do with those! HELP!
Dear lord, feeding childen vegetables? You are a cruel and heartless woman…. haha. Careful, they might just declare feeding kids vegetables as illegal as spanking them. What child in its own mind would happily embrace EGGPLANT? LOL LOL
Let me tell you a silly little secret. When my daughter was 2 she decided ALL she would eat was pjb. Nothing else would pass her lips. Rather than argue over such silliness, I just gave her the best pb and top quality whole grain bread. Along with her milk that was enough. This lasted six months! Eventually she decided avocado was more fun to play with and we were off to a more balanced diet.
I just did not want to begin the pattern of arguing and chose my battles wisely. Surely your kids love fruit? Do they like nuts and healthy snack foods like raisins etc? Have they discovered “ants on a log” yet? (celery stuffed with cream cheese or peanut butter with raisins along the top). Healthy pancakes is another. Sometimes it is just presentation too. I found a pancake with a face made of fruit seemed to be received with more enthusiasm.
Here are a few sites with pictures of the final foods that are very healthy vegetarian. I betcha you will find a few winners. I have been meatless for 30 years now.. omg am I that old?… and am in excellent health.
Most of the sites I have here also have sections for childrens’s foods as well. Not a bean or a zucchini to be seen! LOL I hope these sites have good ideas for you to check out.
Best of luck. Methinks feeding a group that size you need it!