I think we all would like to raise kids who aren’t picky eaters. I would, and although I’m not always successful, after several years at this parenting thing I have realized that kids do go through stages and so I don’t stress over seasons of pickiness.
Another aspect of “not being a picky eater” that I’d like to teach my girls is to be open to enjoying foods of other countries. One of my favorite aisles of the grocery store is the international one. I enjoy perusing the foods from the different countries – some that look enticing, others … not so much, but they’re all interesting.
Recently I had an idea. Each week, I buy one item from the international aisle and prepare it for the family. To keep things frugal, I limit my choices by purchasing something on sale.
The kids enjoy this, and I’ve learned to like some new foods as well. It works for me!