Like I talked about before my daughter is a very picky eater and some thing I found that really works for her to get her to eat is I will serve her smaller portions because I feel like she gets overwhelmed often when I serve her with a full plate because obviously she's a toddler she's only three she doesn't need a full plate because her belly is smaller she needs smaller portions than as adults do and I think that sometimes as parents we think that our kids need to eat as much as we do it wet and really they don't they need to eat a lot smaller portions than us I mean of course sometimes kids eat more like my son he eats a lot but I always serve her small portions and she does tend to eat a little bit more than when I would give her the bigger portions and I also just try not to nag or really show frustration when she's not eating because I feel like that will stress her out I try my best to control that and just be like OK can we try to eat at least one bite I know it's hard sometimes when you see that your kids really not eating the whole day and you're like please just take a bite please just take a bite but if you show that emotion and will get stressed out and end up not eating at all
So when I have time I try to make food fun and interesting and either make it in different shapes. I bought some little tiny cookie cutters so I can do veggies in little shapes and then like fun dips and sauces to kind of mix.
So all of my son's plates like have little slots like for each thing and if you don't put something in each of those slots he gets mad so I try to do a little bit of something in every one of them. But yeah, he's a big eater too.