If you do, then Janice Newell Bissex, MS, RD and Liz Weiss, MS, RD, of the award-winning website Meal Makeover Moms, have the perfect solution with their latest cookbook, No Whine with Dinner (M3 Press, 2011).
The book contains 150 recipes that were tested by their own families and offers advice on choosing “healthy basics” from the grocery store – from fresh fruits and vegetables to convenience foods like jarred pasta sauce and salsa.
“We don’t believe in ‘kid food,'” said Bissex and Weiss in the book’s forward. “All of our recipes are made with color and flavor in mind and incorporate nutritious ingredients into their essence.
When Bissex and Weiss conducted a reader survey of over 500 moms nationwide, picky eaters who whine and complain were identified as the number one obstacle to getting children to eat healthy, well-balanced meals.
Parents will appreciate the real-life tips from moms and dads about how to get your picky eater to try new and nutritious foods, such as “put parsley on everything” so your kids get used to eating greens on their food and “choose a ‘try it’ food every time you shop” to encourage kids to eat outside of their comfort zones.