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February food challenge week 1

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For those of you who didn’t see my post last week, I have decided to try to break the fussy eater tendency that has erupted in my 3 children. I am aiming to make a different meal each day this month to give them a variety of flavours and textures to re-tune their fickle taste buds.
So we are a week in. I’ll be perfectly honest with you: it isn’t going well. I am managing to give them different meals but the children are rejecting most of them 🙁
Day 1: sausage roll with potato wedges and garlic bread, cherry crumble

Day 2: takeaway! Chicken and vegetable biryanis, chicken pakora, naan and poppadoms

Day 3: pasta bolognese
Day 4: minestrone soup, lasagne and bread, mincemeat sponge (I was super proud of myself for making a three course lunch! The kids only ate the bread and the pud…)

Day 5: sausages with mash and beans

Day 6: roast chicken dinner, jam sponge (oops forgot to get a photo but the dish was scraped clean so obviously a big hit!)

Day 7: pasta carbonara with salad, fresh pineapple

The puddings have all been winners. Old favourites such as sausages and bolgnese have remained popular but I was pretty gutted to have the lasagne rejected as it was the same bolognese sauce! I was thrilled that the takeaway curry had a positive reception so I hope to try some homemade curries later in the month.
Don’t forget I need your help! Let me know if you have any fab recipes that will be a success with my awkward family!

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6 comments

  1. I can’t believe they rejected the lasagna although I know this can be a bit of a tough one texturally. They say you need to put a new food in front of 10-15 times before they like it so keep persevering Laura and may the #coolmumclub force be with you! xx

  2. It just goes to show that it’s not about your cooking if they’ll eat bolognaise on pasta but not in a lasagna. Well done for doing this, I got so fed up of cooking the same few things every week that I started a food blog to challenge myself . My kids’ favourite is Nigella Lawson’s macaroni cheese. It’s made with eggs and evaporated milk (and a LOT) of cheese. Or they usually like chicken cooked in the slow cooker – it makes it really tender. Good luck with next week’s meals and thanks for linking up to #DreamTeam

  3. I always used to tell my daycare parents that children will never starve themselves to death. Just serve it and if they don’t eat, so be it! You are a hero and one day your kids will appreciate the foods you introduced them too. Nothing is worse than the adult who won’t eat anything but chicken nuggets… #DreamTeam

  4. It can be so discouraging when food gets rejected but trying new things is such a good thing to do. I’ve been trying to do the same more and more with my girls and it can be very hit and miss. I’m finding though that my eldest is getting better at being willing to try things as she gets bigger whereas my youngest tends to be the picky one. I usually try and make sure that there’s something on the plate they like even if they reject the rest of it. Glad that the puddings and the takeaway curry went down well and having the plate scraped clean after the roast chicken dinner is very encouraging! 🙂 #coolmumclub

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