The 6 Sneaky Mum Hacks I Used To Overcome My Fussy Eater!

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fussy eater with our bento plates

The 6 Sneaky Mum Hacks I Used To Overcome My Fussy Eater!

I remember it like it was yesterday; my three-year-old, in a sudden turn of events, decided that anything green or fruity was his arch-nemesis. Overnight, our dietary landscape shifted to the limited terrains of chips & toast. It was as if fruits and vegetables had vanished from his world. Sound familiar?

fussy eater with our bento plates

This isn’t just my tale; it resonates with families everywhere. The journey from refusal to acceptance at the dinner table is often fraught with frustration, desperation, and yes, the inevitable question: "Why won't you just try it?"

But here's what I discovered: when faced with a fussy eater, consistency and creativity become our greatest allies. Over the course of a few determined weeks, I embarked on a mission to reintroduce not just nutrients but also fun back into mealtime.

 The secret weapon in my arsenal? Our eco-friendly Bamboo Divided Bento Plates.

Here's how these magical plates and a pinch of persistence transformed "Ew" into "Wow": 

  1. 🍓Serve Tiny Portions:Introducing new foods doesn't have to be overwhelming. A small bit of something new, next to a familiar favourite on their bamboo kids plates, can pique curiosity without the pressure.

  2. 🔄Foods Don’t Have to Touch: The individual compartments of divided plates reassure kids that their food's flavours will remain uncompromised, each in its rightful place.
  3. 🎁Incentivise with a Dessert Compartment: Tempt them with a tiny treat waiting in a special compartment, but only if they brave a taste of everything else first.
  4. 🎨Turn Mealtime into Craft Time: With bamboo divided plates as your canvas, transform vegetables and fruits into edible art, making food both fun and visually appealing.
  5. 🕵️‍♂️Introduce 'Mystery' Foods: The thrill of uncovering a hidden food under a napkin can turn suspicion into excitement, encouraging adventurous bites.
  6. 🎉Celebrate Every Little Win: Each small taste of something new is a victory, deserving praise and encouragement. This positive reinforcement builds confidence and curiosity.
picky eater exploring their food

If you’re at your wit's end with a fussy eater, know that change is possible. It may take weeks, but every new flavor embraced is a step forward. Ready to turn the tide at your table? Give these strategies a whirl!

A sprinkle of patience and our Bamboo Divided Bento Plates can help turn mealtime around. Here’s to creating fun and exploration at the dinner table. 

Let me know how you go x 


Chief boo & mum to 2 boys