Picky Eating Archives - Your Kid's Table

13 Tasty High Fiber Foods That Kids Will Gobble Up

How about some high fiber foods for kids that they’ll actually eat to not only increase their overall nutrition, but also help keep them regular in the bathroom and avoid constipation!     You probably haven’t given fiber for your child much thought unless you’ve been wishing and hoping for them to poop! That’s right, I’m talking about constipation in kids and you aren’t alone, because thousands of kids are struggling to go to...

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Why Hiding Veggies in Your Kid’s Food is a Mistake

What if hidden veggie recipes caused more harm than good for kids eating? Find out what you can do instead to help teach your kid to enjoy vegetables throughout their whole life without making picky eating any worse than it already is.      Long before I had children of my own, I was a young occupational therapist desperately looking to help my swelling caseload of picky eaters. I was an Oprah junkie back then and leaned forward when she announced how her next...

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5 Fun Ways to Grow Closer to Your Child During Dinner

Getting dinner on the table day in and day out can be exhausting, but it’s worth it. Check out these benefits to sitting down as a family and learn 5 easy ways to connect even more with your child in the process! I have a confession to make, lately I’ve been dreading cooking dinner for my family.  Most days, I’m highly focused on working up until my older two kids walk in the door from school at 3:45.  Of course, I’m excited to see them. I...

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Stop Mealtime Tantrums and Enjoy Your Dinner

Tantrums during meals can leave you feeling drained and frustrated, but there’s a way to stop the cycle and teach your child to come to the table for meals without all the drama! When I talk about picky eating, teaching babies to eat, or simply how to teach your child how to eat well, I always share the advice to eat meals at a table.  Sounds simple, but it’s not always easy. Some kids not only refuse to come to the table, but they have a full out...

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Are You Taking Picky Eating Personally? This is Why You Shouldn’t…

When your child’s diet is so limited and mealtimes are a battleground on the daily, it’s hard not to start to take it personal, but doing so can actually make it harder to make progress and help your child. Learn how to leverage those feelings instead! When it comes to having a child that’s a picky eater: The. Struggle. Is. Real. It never ends because there’s always another meal to be attempted, another unhelpful comment from someone you...

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Will Your Child Outgrow Picky Eating: The Surprising Truth

It’s a burning question, “Do picky eaters grow out of it?” The answer may surprise you! Come find out and get some incredible tips for picky eater kids that can help them learn to love mealtime and new foods.   One of the most common questions I get asked is, “Will my kid grow out of picky eating?” And, do you know why it’s on so many parents minds?? Because that’s what everyone tells them and tells you!!! Friends, family,...

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Pocketing Food Strategies and Causes in Kids

Learn exactly what pocketing food is, strategies to move past it, and why kids, toddlers, and even babies will pocket their food!   She said, “My daughter does this really weird thing… she doesn’t swallow her food and holds it in her mouth, sometimes for hours.” My first response to her was that, as strange as it seems, it’s quite common for feeding therapists to see, and it’s called pocketing food. Pocketing food can play out...

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Amazing Foods with Probiotics for Kids that Can Have a Big Impact!

Try these easy foods with probiotics for kids that may have amazing health and behavior benefits! Plus learn how to make your own probiotic rich foods for your child or toddler. Like most people, for years I’ve known that probiotics are good for us and surely good for our kids too, but over the course of the last year, I’ve become way more educated on just how critical they really are. I’ve been learning how to support my health with food and...

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Stress-Free Cooking with Toddlers and Kids: Recipes, Tips, and Activities

Cooking with toddlers or kids can be fun, educational, and even help them learn to eat new foods.  Find out what cooking activities your child can do and get a list of inspiring recipes and tips to keep your sanity!    Oh the mess! Flour scattered across the floor, slimy hand prints, another dirty pair of clothes that need changed… Cooking with toddlers and children, in general, may seem like an easy pass, not being worth the effort, but what if I told you...

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A Weird but Effective Trick for Picky Eaters

This is one of my favorite “tricks” or tips for picky eaters from toddlers to teens. It may sound a little strange, but it is powerful and might just work! Ever wish you had a magic wand at the dinner table and you could wave it over your child’s plate and suddenly they’d gobble down their broccoli? Well, I wish I could give you one, heck, I wish I had one myself.  While I know that picky eating isn’t going to be totally solved with...

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