If you are a mother to a toddler or pre-schooler, you would understand that every day we fight a battle with our child/children when it comes to meal time. Yes, especially if you have a picky eater at home. I have one at home, and even though he is over 4 years old, he is still a very picky eater who would eat only a short list of food that he likes. It’s hard to introduce new food to him, especially when the food appears “foreign” or “different” to what he is used to. Every day is a challenge, and every day, I think of what to pack for his school lunch box, his school snack, his dinner. Yes, motherhood is really not easy. Some days, I just give up and order pizza, as pizza never fails.
I really wished that my son would eat pretty much everything that I put in front of him, or whatever I shovel into his mouth. But the reality is quite the contrary. Kids these days are so picky, they are probably too blessed and too spoiled and get everything they want. I have friends with similar age kids and 90% of them are picky…except a few who would eat them all. I envy those parents, and I only hope that one day my son would grow up and gobble everything up and actually discover the deliciousness of all kinds of foods. For now, I can just keep trying.
Little G loves Parmesan Baked Chicken Nuggets that I make, it’s a recipe that is so easy to make, no deep-frying and the oven does the work mostly. I have adapted the recipe and made popcorn shrimp, and a few days ago, I got some frozen cod and made them into these Parmesan Baked Fish Nuggets for him. These fish nuggets look the same as the chicken nuggets so little G didn’t even know that he was eating fish, until I told him after the meal. He said that he really liked the fish nuggets and I could make them for him to bring to school.
He used to refuse to eat fish and shrimp but he has since learned to like certain kinds of shrimp. He also likes fried fish now. As a mother, I will continue to introduce new food to him and hopefully he will soon eat like us one day, perhaps curry should be next in his meal plan!
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