I may or may not have mentioned it in the groceries series, but my kids eat anything we eat except for stir fry (well, they eat but they're not happy about it) and curries.
So I got clever.
I laid out all the stir fry ingredients - onions, coleslaw, peas, black beans, cut sausage and rice (we were going with a Mexican theme - or at least, it felt that way to me), and made like it's a BIG privilege to CHOOSE your own food.
They took their bowls, walked along the line and put all the fryable things in that they wanted, I started frying, and then they dished their rice. They even got to choose their spices :)
They both ate everything without complaint.
Later that week we had a chicken curry. To be honest, I'd planned to make something else for them but I thought I'd try the same trick.
I let them dish their own rice and own curry. I had to do the carrots because they would have left D and me nothing.
And again, they ate EVERY SINGLE GRAIN.
The next thing I want to try is have them make their own wraps because I have to try the Se7en recipe.
Do your kids dish up their own food?