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Picky Eaters

Every child learns about food differently and becomes accustomed to new ingredients, textures, colors and flavors at their own pace. Whether your child only eats the same three meals over and over again, enjoys foods that may contain too much sugar, fat or salt, or refuses to explore new flavors, picky eating can be stressful and disconcerting. You want the best for your child—to eat healthy, well-balanced meals—but with a picky eater, mealtime can be a struggle.

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Even with Our Kid Meal Subscriptions, Expanding Your Picky Eater's Palate Takes Patience and Perseverance

Research shows that young eaters don’t change overnight. It often takes weeks for new tastes and experiences to become habits. Repeated exposures to a new food increases children’s comfort with it so it becomes less intimidating. Using our kid meal delivery subscription helps introduce new foods consistently to your child.

Perseverance is the most challenging and critical step for parents. When your child initially rejects a new food, try to resist offering an alternative. Offering other options will only teach your child that they don’t have to eat the new food you’re introducing to them if they can hold out for a familiar food. Your child can learn to adopt new, healthier foods with your patience and perseverance. Together, you can overcome the most daunting aspect of converting your picky eater’s taste buds.

Nurture Life for Picky Eaters

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We understand that kids can be hesitant to approach certain vegetables, whole grains or other new ingredients, which is why we’ve created meals specifically for eaters still learning to appreciate unfamiliar flavors. With the help of our chefs and pediatric dietitian, we’ve developed healthy versions of classic kids favorites that are recognizable and approachable to your selective eater, like our Mac & Cheese with Cauliflower, Chicken Bites with Mashed Yams & French Green Beans and Spaghetti with Chicken Meatballs. These dishes can be found on our Favorites Menu and can be selected week after week to ensure that your child is still eating nutritious meals while enjoying the flavors they love.

Our Chef’s Choice Menu includes the most adventurous options from the season. If you feel your child isn’t ready for the Chef’s Choice Menu, you can easily swap them for meals from our Favorites Menu. Many of our customers change their selections weekly to ensure they receive meals they know their kids will enjoy.

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Favorites

Chicken Bites, Mashed Yams & French Green Beans no sauce_circle
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Chicken Bites, Mashed Yams & French Green Beans

Winner winner, chicken dinner! Antibiotic-free chicken breast bites are oven-baked until crispy. These are complemented with French green beans, smooth and creamy mashed yams.

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Turkey Meatloaf with Mashed Yams & Corn Saute

We've transformed a classic favorite into a healthy homemade staple by mixing antibiotic-free ground turkey, low-fat cottage cheese and fresh veggies. Served with mashed yams and sweet corn and pepper saute, our meatloaf is comforting without compromise.

Beef and Vegetable Stew
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Braised Beef & Vegetable Stew

Tender, braised antibiotic-free beef is pulled apart and stewed with roasted root vegetables.

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Teriyaki Salmon over Brown Rice

Oven roasted Norwegian salmon is tossed in our lightly sweetened house made teriyaki sauce, accompanied with a side of stir-fried market vegetables and brown rice.

Vegetable Fried Rice
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Veggie Fried Rice

We made this classic Chinese takeout meal into a protein-packed, healthier comfort food. Seasoned with low sodium soy sauce, we toss our brown rice and extra scrambled eggs with veggies like peas, carrots, bell peppers, zucchini and green onion.

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Mac & Cheese with Cauliflower

Made with whole wheat pasta, this classic dish features a secret ingredient blended into our cheddar cheese sauce: pureed cauliflower. Our recipe is so smooth, your child won't even guess it has veggies in it.

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Teriyaki Tofu & Brown Rice Bowl

Diced firm tofu is tossed in our lightly sweetened house made teriyaki sauce, accompanied with a side of stir-fried market vegetables and brown rice.

Spinach Ricotta Gnocchi with Vegetable Bolognese
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Spinach Stuffed Gnocchi with Vegetable Bolognese

Light and fluffy spinach and ricotta gnocchi is simmered in a vegetable bolognese sauce and sprinkled with Parmesan cheese.

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Spaghetti & Chicken Meatballs with Broccoli & Cauliflower

Our signature antibiotic-free chicken meatballs are tossed with whole wheat spaghetti and our classic tomato sauce. Served with steamed broccoli and cauliflower.

Spinach and Ricotta Gnocchi with Turkey Bolognese
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Spinach Stuffed Gnocchi with Turkey Bolognese

Light and fluffy spinach and ricotta gnocchi is simmered in an antibiotic-free turkey bolognese sauce and sprinkled with Parmesan cheese.

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Quinoa and Chili Bowl

House made chili simmers for hours with bell peppers, zucchini, corn, tomatoes, kidney beans, toasted spices, and is poured over quinoa.

Albacore Tuna Salad
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Albacore Tuna Salad

Our tuna salad is light on the mayo, but not on flavor! Pole line and caught albacore is shredded and mixed with a house blend of tangy pickle relish. Served with soft, whole wheat pita bread and a side of grapes and carrots.

Hungry for Specific Tips
on Tackling Picky Eating?

Check out our blog for tips on feeding your picky eater and general children’s nutrition. To start, head to our Navigating Picky Eating article for handling mealtime and nutrition with your selective eater.

Ask Our Experts

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If you have questions about our baby and kid meal delivery service or would like help transitioning your picky eater to Nurture Life, our experts are here to help. Please contact us here.