How to Feed a Picky Eater with Oroweat Organic Bread

 This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx on behalf of Oroweat Organic Bread.

Like many parents I think we've all questioned at some point or another how to feed a picky eater. Both of my kids don't really love food, and I have to go out of my way to make sure they're getting the nutrients they need into their little bodies. These are my best tips for getting my personal picky eaters to eat more of their food, and get some good vitamins, minerals, and other key nutrients into their system so they can feel good and do the things they love!

The Best Organic Bread

My kids like basic foods, so I'm always looking to make sure that the foods I'm giving them are the best options possible, with a wide nutrient profile. When making something simple like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, I'm often looking for the all natural peanut butter, organic jam, and of course, Oroweat Organic White Made With Whole Wheat Bread for our kids.

My kids love this bread because it's super yummy with a soft and smooth texture, and Disney's Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse on the package doesn't hurt either! I love it because it's plant-based and provides a good source of vitamins A, D, and E. Oroweat Organic Bread is sustainably baked with renewable wind energy, and 11% of their revenue goes to support environmental causes.

Oroweat Organic Bread is an all around good company that I feel good about supporting from a flavor and nutrition standpoint, but from a business standpoint as well. 

Make Food Fun

Sometimes it helps to make food fun! If you're trying to get your children to enjoy something simple like a sandwich, try cutting it into a fun shape with a cookie cutter, or better yet, let your child get in on the action and do it themselves! Giving kids autonomy over their food, and letting them be involved in the cooking process can go such a long way in actually getting them to consume their food. It's something that we've done with Kyle and Kinsley for a couple years now and it's helped them to not only be more independent, but to get them to try new things as well. 

Give Food Choices

One rule that we have in our house is that our kids have to have a fruit or veggie with that meal. However, I often let them pick between a couple of options. At lunch time I might ask, "Do you want apples or oranges today?" They know they have to eat a fruit, but they're ten times more likely to actually eat it if they get to pick it themselves. I try to give options as much as possible because I think it shows the kids that I value their opinion, respect their tastes, and let them explore what they want to be eating instead of me forcing it onto them. 

Serve Familiar Foods with New Foods:

If I'm trying to get the kids to eat something new like celery and ranch, I'll serve it with something they're familiar with like PBJ on Oroweat Organic for Kids White Bread made with Whole Wheat. That way they have something that's tasty, familiar, and nutritious on their plate to eat along side the new food that they're trying. This makes things a little less intimidating for them, and also gives peace of mind that if they don't eat or like the new food, they at least have something familiar on their plate to eat too!

What are some of your favorite tips for picky eaters? I'd love to hear in the comments below!

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