If you knowingly make something that your family does not like ... Yes, by all means - have a back-up plan.
If they turn up their noses at everything, they should be as picky about breakfast ???
No we don't, they get what we serve. We usually try to make sure their is something on the plate that they like and I give small portions, so they can eat some of it. If they choose not to eat, then they wait till breakfast
Nope, I don't. But I do make sure that is at least a couple items as part of the meal that I know FD1 likes. That way there is food for her. And she has to at least try what she says she doesn't like. I mean, she's 2, she doesn't always know what she likes and doesn't because she hasn't tried it.
Most of the time no, they get what I make. If DH and I want something that the kids truly do no like or can't handle, like hot wings, we like them really hot and the kids can't handle them that hot, then yes I will make them something else that night. Most of the time though when they are just being picky and have eaten what I've made before with no issues, they either eat it or they get nothing until the next meal.
There's only a option if I make something new or make something I know they'll not eat.
My 12 year old DD is picky... I figure she'll try something if she wants. There are many meals I make that she won't try and if that's the case, I will make her something as long as its quick and easy. I must admit if I had mutliple children, I probably woundn't do that but with one....it's not bad. I remember wanting to vomit at the table when I was forced to eat things I didn't like... to me, it's not worth it.
Quoting OliviaW.: There's only a option if I make something new or make something I know they'll not eat.
Quoting Noni2319: It depends. Normally you eat what is being served. But my oldest doesn't like tomatoes or anything made from them. So I will make something else for him on those days. I don't make them eat anything they truly don't like but if I gave into all the picky ness he'd only eat like 4 different things.
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