What to Cook for a Picky Eater

Learn How to Help Your Picky Eater Eat More and Healthier Foods


As a parent, you have probably faced that feeling of… if I just give in to my picky eater, life will be so much easier!

Mealtime battles leave you utterly frustrated and stressed about your child’s long-term health and eating habits. Sure, you could give in and prepare whatever your child is requesting at this particular moment.  If we did this, our meal planning would be so much simpler, as it would include a rotation of the following:

  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Hotdogs
  • Beenie Weenies
  • Pizza
  • French Fries

Your #1 Goal

But having a picky eater shows that your priority is the long-term health and well-being of your child. Otherwise, you may have never recognized the picky eater in your child! You would have been catering to her culinary whims all along.

Picky Eater Favorite Food

Is it really worth sacrificing long-term health for short-term ease though?

Our Story, While Extreme, Forced Us to Find Ways

In 2008, when our son came home from an orphanage overseas, he was malnourished to the third degree and had been diagnosed Failure to Thrive. We had to act quickly to help improve his health and development that had fallen behind as we waited for travel approval!

One major problem was that he refused to eat just about everything we offered him.  But we were determined to help him thrive.  We cooked nutritious meals and pureed some for him so that he was eating the same things we were eating.  We determined that he preferred flavorful foods over blander, less seasoned foods and continued trying new things with him and offered previously rejected foods again at a later time.

Our efforts paid off and his health did improve drastically!  After coming home at 14 months, unable to walk and barely starting to crawl, our son took his first steps within six months.

While our situation was extreme and uncommon, the lessons we learned about dealing with picky eater behaviors that come and go throughout a child’s early development are universal. And having a parent with professional culinary training in the home has also helped us to develop recipes with flavor combinations that our children enjoy eating.

Picky Eater Transformed

This is why we developed an eBook Cookbook, What to Cook for Dinner for Picky Eaters, but it is much more than a cookbook!  In this book you will discover:

• Some of our children’s favorite main dish recipes, including a variety of meats and flavor combinations and an award-winning recipe;
• Tips from our family Nutritionist;
• Tips from our experiences working through mealtime battles; and
• Resources with information and ideas for handling picky eating.


Reader Reviews

“I wish there had been a cookbook like this when my girls were growing up!” 
~Joyce Fisher, Peace, Love and Joyce

“Where do I begin with this book? John and Anne Newsome are a chef and his wife who have two adorable but picky young eaters to feed and approach this issue with humor and creativity. What I really loved is that they not only provide fun recipes to try for your picky eaters, but also share their own experiences.  If you have a picky child (or husband!) or would just like to have some yummy looking home-cooked and simple recipes, this book is for you. As for me, I can’t wait to try the Smothered Pecan-Encrusted Chicken with Apple Butter!” 
~Barbara Filgate-Cobham, Beachbody Coach

Our eBook is available for FREE TODAY on Amazon!

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What to Cook for Dinner for Picky Eaters

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