Top 4 Ways I Use Little Spoon Plates to Combat Picky Eating 

Picky eating specialist and registered dietitian, Jennifer Friedman, is here to spill the beans (and the sweet potatoes, and the quinoa...) on how you can use Little Spoon meals as your secret weapon to combat picky eating. 

When it comes to picky eating, I’ve seen it all – from toddlers tantruming over green specks in their spaghetti to older kids passing on pizza parties. I know that sometimes it feels like there’s nothing you can do to get your kid to eat (especially because you’ve tried EVERYTHING), but there are in fact proven ways to both prevent and improve pickiness in even the most particular kids.

So grab a plate and let’s dig in!

Diverse Menu 

One of the best ways to combat picky eating is by expanding your child’s culinary horizons, and Little Spoon makes it a breeze. With a rotating menu of nutritious and delicious meals, there’s always something new to explore. From classics like Mac & Three Cheese to more complex flavors like Chicken Pot Stickers, each dish introduces your little one to a world of tastes and textures purposefully paired with friendly favorites like rice. By offering a diverse range of options and flavors, you’re proactively working against food aversions and encouraging comfort with a diversity of new foods. 

Endless Exposures

Little Spoon meals aren’t just about fueling little bodies; they’re about sparking curiosity and fostering a sense of culinary adventure. Each meal introduces your child to new flavors, textures, ingredients, and shapes paired alongside friendly favorites like pasta and nuggets. Sure, your kid might turn up their nose at the roasted sweet potatoes or broccoli featured on their Plates (mine did), but those foods are still working magic. Here’s why: the more exposure your child has to a particular food, the more likely they are to eventually eat and enjoy it. So, by consistently serving up a diverse array of foods – even if they’re not eating them yet – you’re laying the foundation for a lifetime of healthy eating habits

Consistency is Key

When it comes to combating picky eating, consistency is key. Your kid can’t eat new foods if they’re not meeting new foods, and they might need to meet a new food a dozen or more times before they’re ready to eat it. That’s where Little Spoon has your back. With convenient delivery and meals that are ready in mere minutes, a nutritious, balanced meal is always ready to go. Whether it’s your kid’s favorite Mini Pancake Puffs (served alongside roasted sweet potatoes, of course) or Whole Wheat Penne with a secret veggie marinara, you’re able to make nutritious meals a regular part of your child’s diet, expanding their comfort level with new foods and cultivating a love for adventurous eating

Vibrant Variety

You eat with your eyes first — kids included – and Little Spoon gets that. Their meals are a feast for the senses, bursting with vibrant colors and textures (and the bright divided plates don’t hurt either). Because picky kids can get in the habit of eating the same foods or sorts of foods on repeat – beige plain pasta and bagels, crunchy crackers and pretzels, for example – exposure to a variety of textures and colors is so important for getting ahead of overly particular preferences. 

So there you have it, friends – four proven ways Little Spoon meals can be your go to for combating picky eating. With their diverse menu, vibrant variety, and opportunities for consistency and endless exposures, you’ll have your little one saying “more please” in no time. Happy eating!


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