Is your Kid a Picky Eater? Make Dinner Time Fun with these Creative Ideas

Barbados News

Is your child a picky eater? Is it always a fight to get them to eat? You’re not alone when it comes to picky eaters. Meal time can be a struggle, especially if every choice you give your child is met with a big “no”. When your kids are younger, they might always want the same thing and it can be tough to plan healthy meals.

Whether it’s changing the presentation, using colourful dishes, or making your kids a DIY menu, we want to give you a few creative and fun ideas to spice up meal time, and keep your kids (and you) happy!

Stock Up on Fun Dishes

Sometimes it is all about the presentation. Sometimes the deciding factor isn’t even about the food, but what the food is on. Stocking up on inexpensive dishes can help make meal time a little easier. Dishes in different colours, shapes, sizes, or designs, the opportunities are endless to add creativity to meal time. Stop in at Dollarwise for fun and unique kitchen items to help get the process started!

Cut Food into Fun Shapes

Cookie cutters aren’t just for cookies! Use cookie cutters and cut food into fun shapes. This is a perfect idea for sandwiches or soft fruits as they are easy to cut through, and can be repeated with any food type that is soft enough. This can turn ordinary fruit or other food items your kids may find “boring” into fun, creative shapes, and make meal time fun again!

Make a Laminated “Menu” For Your Kids

Turn everyday fruit into fun animals or insects. You can use any fruit you may have in your kitchen but this example calls for grapes and strawberries. 

Caterpillar Fruit Kabobs 


  • Green Grapes (5 for each kabob)
  • Strawberries
  • Frosting
  • Wooden Skewers
  • Start with one wooden skewer and carefully thread five grapes onto the skewer.
  • Cut the tops off the strawberries to remove the green stems.
  • Stick one strawberry to the top of the skewer on top of the fifth grape.
  • Finish with frosting for the eyes of the caterpillar
  • Make as many as you’d like, serve right away or save them for later.

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Meal time doesn’t always have to be a struggle, sometimes all you need is a bit of creativity to turn a chore into an enjoyable meal for both you and your kids. 

For other fun ideas, easy recipes, kid’s crafts, and more, you can find it on Dollarwise’s Pinterest page. Follow this link for more:

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