picky eater

Do You Have A Picky Eater?

Do you have a picky eater?…  I do!  My three year old is very particular about what she eats.  She loves the typical kiddie foods, but has a hard time branching out and trying new things.  A few months ago I hit my wall.  Meal times had turned into such a chore, and all I was doing was nagging her to take a bite.  I knew there had to be an easier way and if she could find eating to be fun, she might not put up such a fight.  It was right around that time that I saw a commercial for a cookie dough brand that featured a mother and daughter using cookie cutters to make cookies… and of course, they were loving it.  At that moment I had an epiphany; my daughter loves to help me bake, so if I could bring cookie cutters into our normal food world, she just might learn to love eating! Goodbye picky eater! I jumped onto trusty Amazon and found this most amazing product by Wilton, 101 Cookie Cutters.  It was like this product was created just for me. Thank You God!  
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This jumbo container has 101 cookie cutters in alphabet, numbers, holiday and theme shapes. You name it… it is in there!  Little did I know how well it would go over with my daughter.  Not only is she willing to try new foods and having fun doing so, (what kid doesn’t want to use bright colored cookie cutters on their food) but it has also provided us with opportunities to work on her shapes, colors, letters and numbers.  This inexpensive container has literally become a favorite item in my home, and one of my go-to gifts for my mommy friends.  Not to mention we can use the cookie cutters for coloring, drawing, playing with play-dough & my 7 month old uses them as teethers; everyone is happy.picky eaterpicky eaterI am not saying that my daughter miraculously became an amazing eater, but she is having more fun and ultimately eating more!  I have come to learn that my daughter is more interested in trying new foods, when she is a part of the cooking/preperation process.  If you are not ready for your little one to help you cook, this is the perfect way for them to feel like they are being helpful, and not making a mess in your kitchen.picky eaterI hope this product proves itself useful to you and your family, as it has done for mine.  I know the toddler eating stage can be trying sometimes, but stick with it, they will come around.  CLICK HERE to check out this amazing product and let it help you alleviate some of your meal time stresses.  Not to mention, it comes with some amazing holiday cutters … perfect for Christmas, which can you believe is right around the corner?!

Here is a list of some of the food items that we use our cookie cutters on:


deli meats

cheese crisp


egg breakfast sandwich

fruit slices : apple/pear/watermelon/cantaloupe

grilled cheese sandwich


peanut butter & jelly sandwich

egg salad / chicken salad sandwiches

blt / avocado sandwiches

toast with butter and jelly



corn bread / biscuits



QUESTION : What other fun tricks do you use to get your picky eater to try new things?  Thanks for sharing, us moms have to stick together!

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  • Reply Natalie November 13, 2015 at 5:49 pm


    • Reply Jenna November 13, 2015 at 9:25 pm

      Natalie – So glad, I hope it is helpful for you and your kiddos!!

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  • Reply Krystal March 25, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    This is such a clever idea. My little one would LOVE it! Thanks for joining the Get It Together link party!

    • Reply Jenna March 26, 2016 at 3:13 pm

      Krystal – Thank you so much!I have enjoyed the Get It Together link!

    • Reply Jenna April 22, 2016 at 12:06 am

      So glad to hear!!!

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