Part of the reason I love being a Ragu Mom Ambassador is getting to share stuff I already ruminate over and obssess about- namely getting my painfully thin son to eat his dinner. Between my two kids, we’ve always struggled to get my son to eat his dinner. Breakfasts, we pretty much have down; cereals, bagels and fruit, and lunch is an easy sandwich-but when it comes to using a fork, sitting in front of a plate and trying to get him to eat a bit from all the food groups- my son I’m just assuming- PANICS which then makes me- his mama- panic!
So the chef in our house– aka my husband- has tried as have I to get a bit creative and find ways to help our soon feel like a part of the dinner process.
– We try to make it fun for him and “wrap” his food — we’ll put his steamed chicken and broccoli in a wrap (I know this kid LOVES to eat with his fingers!)
– He loves Mac n’ cheese- so we use whole wheat pasta- to at least give him some extra fiber.
– We try and go around the table and ask very specific questions to enage him in a conversation- so that he’s less acutely aware of needing to take forkfuls of food to his lips.
-He prefers fruit over veggies- so we try and make eating fruit fun- and cut up chunks and serve them via skewer like sticks.
And most importantly we try- at every possible opportunity to involve him in the creative cooking process which we did in our VERY first #MOMSTHEWORD on dinner Ragu video… Check it out!
So tell me parents what are some things you do when dinner time gets tough?! Check out Ragu’s Facebook page for some really helpful parent approved suggestions too and one of my rockstar girlfriends Audrey McClelland of who talks about how she deals with some tough behavior at the dinner table right here !