As moms we always want what is best for our children, but we also need to step wisely and pick our battles. However, we were determined to WIN THIS BATTLE!!!
There are so many reasons this is an awesome idea:
1) It forces me to have a variety of well balanced food in the house to choose from.
2) It gives the child options. He can choose what to eat first, second, third...
3) It helps decrease the serving sizes of the not-so-great stuff, while still allowing them a little bit!
4) It allows me to put something new on the plate without him getting upset, because there are two or three other things he knows he likes to eat.
Here is my happy boy after his first sectioned plate meal!
Clockwise: cheese, pasta (from our leftover family dinner), pretzels, pear slices.
He even ate more after this!
half a sandwich
chips and guacamole
honey and apples
veggies with ranch dressing
pita and hummus
chicken nuggets and ketchup
nutella on toast
celery and peanut butter
granola with yogurt