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Kid abhors healthful food? Replace his rice with quinoa

By Mariko Jackson

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 30, 2014

~~<p>My son will eat carrots. People say to focus on the positive when it comes to parenting, so I am trying not to say that my son won't eat any vegetable of any color except carrots. I've yet to figure out why potatoes, peas and cucumbers are obnoxious, or what is so abhorrent about onions, eggplant and bell peppers, but I'm determined to crack his 3-year-old picky code.</p>
<p>Any myths you hold about picky eaters should be dispelled now. My son won't eat if he's hungry, and he won't try something just because you keep putting it in front of him. What he will do is lose his stomach all over the kitchen floor if you somehow get him to put a single pea in his mouth. He's gone to bed hungry too many nights. Bribery is useless. The fact that I am a self-proclaimed amazing cook who adores kale means nothing to him.</p>
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My son will eat carrots. People say to focus on the positive when it comes to parenting, so I am trying not to say that my son won't eat any vegetable of any color except carrots. I've yet to figure out why potatoes, peas and cucumbers are obnoxious, or what is so abhorrent about onions, eggplant and bell peppers, but I'm determined to crack his 3-year-old picky code.

Any myths you hold about picky eaters should be dispelled now. My son won't eat if he's hungry, and he won't try something just because you keep putting it in front of him. What he will do is lose his stomach all over the kitchen floor if you somehow get him to put a single pea in his mouth. He's gone to bed hungry too many nights. Bribery is useless. The fact that I am a self-proclaimed amazing cook who adores kale means nothing to him. Login for more...



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