Ever notice that your kid is more likely to eat anything you put on a stick, whether it's a toothpick or skewer? Well, I have. And, the idea has been a saving grace for the picky eaters in my house. For instance, I was having a hard time getting my child to eat enough protein. He didn't seem to like the taste of meet, and he barely touched his beans and other protein rich items. So, I took a skewer and did a variation of what we were having that night for dinner - chicken and new potatoes. I cubed the chicken and put the whole new potato on the skewer and served it with a barbeque and ranch dipping sauce. And there you have it. He ate the whole thing and asked for seconds.
As for the toothpick method? I've resorted to making kid friendly dinner "appetizers" in order to get them the nutrients they need. I just did a Swedish meatball toothpick along side mash potatoes. I alternated the meatballs with cooked baby carrots.
Moms, what would you put on a skewer or a toothpick to get your child to eat a balanced dinner?