Tips for Finicky Eaters on Thanksgiving?

Tips for Finicky Eaters on Thanksgiving?

Elisabeth Wilborn
Nov 16, 2012

I'm a believer in serving kids the same meal the adults are eating. I serve a healthy meal and expect them to try a bite of everything. But Thanksgiving is everyone's holiday, and children are naturally finicky. The traditional menu is chock full of vegetables and esoteric foods. How do we get these kids to eat?

A picture of sweet potatoes and marshmallows caught my eye. My children don't want to have anything to do with a "potato" but they might eat them if they're drowning in fluffy white goodness and we call it "sweet pie."

What are your tricks to get your kids to try new foods for Thanksgiving? Do you have any special recipes that they love? How do you disguise a vegetable, or do you even try?

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