I love cooking from scratch. I absolutely love it! I make all kinds of things and up until recently, both kids were really open to new things and tried and enjoyed everything (DS3.5, DD2). But lately it's a struggle and most nights ds is going to bed insisting he's not hungry. Fair enough - growth spurts and all that.
But the other night I was soooo tired and sick I did a lazy meal of a boiled egg, some steam-fresh veggies and toast soldiers and they WOLFED it down. Still sick, last night I did the same, this time with some homemade nuggets I had frozen, a boiled egg and steamed veggies.
They LOVED IT! And ds just asked for that same dinner again tonight.
So, question/debate topic:
Is it cheating/lazy? It's all healthy, so the actual nutritional content isn't my concern, but by giving in and making these kinds of 'kid' dinners and not encouraging them to try my grown up dinners am I actually fostering 'picky eaters' or am I just making life a little less stressful and ensuring he puts something good in his tummy at night?
I've often wondered this - no doubt it is easier to do this almost 'finger food' style of dinner, with heaps less arguments, but I want to grow adventurous little people who will try something other than nuggets and spaghetti bolognese.