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Picky Eater Revenge

In the past few months, I've been hearing more and more often "I don't like that, I'm not going to eat it" When we demand that she try it, more often than not, the food is found acceptable if not enjoyable.  But even with an "I told you so" victory most every night, I still had to hear the whining and complaining.  This past week, I was done with it.  I asked Hannah to plan out our dinner menus for this week. 
She picked numerous restaurant foods which she wanted from the restaurants, but I made alternatives to each of them, except chicken nuggets, because no one can produce nuggets that she'll eat for less money.  Here's the best part of all this I haven't heard a single complaint!  It's been a nice respite from the whining at dinner. 
Curious as to what a five year old thinks of for dinner?

Pizza (we did frozen because she doesn't like our homemade stuff)
Wendy's Chili with fries (Pioneer Woman has a chili recipe that is spot on for Wendy's)
Chickens and fries and milk (this we got from McDo's for 2 bucks with a toy on Family night)
Salad (probably just cucumber and lettuce for her but other additions for us adults)
Finger Food (Hot Pockets and Pop Tarts were on sale, those with popcorn will be part of a game night)
Mashed potatoes (with roast chicken and broccoli)

I'm thinking about getting her to choose one side or a main from now on out.  We'll see how that works. What do you do with picky eaters?

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