I have a 5 year old who is a VERY picky eater, she has been this way since she was about 2. I let her get away with it for so long and now it makes it hard to make dinner or go to other people's houses for dinner. Her main "diet" consists of chicken nuggets, chicken breast, peanut butter and jelly, almost any fruit, carrots, pizza, spaghetti with no meat, eggs, sometimes bacon, pancakes, french toast, top ramen ( I dont let her have it often, but she eats it with her dad), peach oatmeal, bagels and cream cheese. She will NOT eat lasagna, any veggies besides carrots, any meat besides chicken, basically any pasta besides spaghetti or boxed mac n cheese. She is getting to the point where I can get her to try a SMALL bite of other food, but she instantly says she doesn't like it. At first I thought she truly didnt like certain things, but now I am seeing that she doesn't like much that isn't her "usual" and I feel she is just saying this. I am really at my wits end and would like some advice on what you ladies do if you have a picky eater, but I just want to be cautious not to cause food issues. One thing I dont want to do is force her to sit at the table until she eats what I made. I want to come up with a plan and be consistent.