Scenario: I do take my son’s health seriously. There is nothing more frightful than my son developing health issues due to the food I feed him, but I can’t get him to eat much outside of chicken nuggets, french fries, and pepperoni pizza. I know that this food offers very little nutritional value, but I can’t bring myself to allow him to go hungry until he capitulates.
I have a weight problem myself, although my diet is considerably better than my son’s. Both of my parents were very thin, but my struggling mother feed me the cheapest, lowest quality food. That lacked with inactivity since I was an introverted child has contributed to a weight problem that has lasted to this day. I don’t want the same for my son. I remember how painful it was to feel ugly and fat as a kid.
Healthy Alternatives that My Picky Eater Loves
I can sometimes get my son to eat bananas or tangerines. Instead of tangerines, I call them after the brand name “Halos” which seems to appeal to him. I have to hand him one small slice at a time, and remove all of the excess pith off each piece in order to get this snack in his mouth.
My other option for nutrition is Naked Juices, he seems to really like the “Green Machine” flavor. In fact he loves this juice, and its full of nutrition. To save money I just grab the full-size containers. The lowest price on this beverage is at Costco – $5.
I would love to add more to this list, but unfortunately that’s it. At least for now!