I like the idea of putting a spread of bacon and fruit at the table to let them choose what they want. You could also scramble eggs with some of their favorite things to eat, like if they like certain veggies or whatever, and have that on the table as well.
I find also, that if I get my kids involved with the cooking process they are MUCH more likely to at least try what we've made. And its a lot of fun for all of us.
Thirdly, and maybe this sounds mean. If my kids refuse to eat whats given to them. They don't get to eat. They kick up a huge fuss, but I calmly explain to them about all the children in the world who are very unlucky and don't get to eat at all. And that seems to help a bit. And if it doesn't, if I am consistent and don't give in, they will eat eventually. I often set aside the food they don't eat and when they ask later for food, I serve that food to them.
I will give you a recipe for easy pancakes since you asked for ideas...
Have you tried making banana pancakes for them yet? Its so easy all you need is banana's and eggs. Just mash 1 banana in with 2 eggs, and cook with some butter - voila ( make a bit smaller for easier cooking ) You could even make a berry syrup with it. I just toss in some frozen blueberries, or strawberries, add about a teaspoon of vanilla extract in the saucepan with the berries, medium heat until the juices start to run a bit, add a dash of cinnamon, and some honey and serve on top! Its so yummy ( specially with strawberries, who doesn't like strawberry/banana right?
Last edited by JenLiana; 06-24-2013 at 04:04 PM.
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