5 foods I’d love my fussy eater to eat

Tigger’s fussy eating is normal to us now, we have accepted the foods that he will and will not eat along with his unwillingness to try new foods.  Whether we are at home or out and about we know the limited foods we can choose from to put in front of him for his dinner to ensure that he actually eats something.

Whilst we may have learned to live with his fussiness there are times when we sit there and think how it would be lovely if he ate XYZ…

5 foods I’d love my fussy eater to eat

1. Roast dinner

What I would give for Tigger to sit at the dinner table and enjoy a home cooked roast dinner.  A plate filled with potatoes, vegetables, Yorkshire puddings and the meat of choice all smothered in gravy.

Come Christmas day we could all tuck into a turkey dinner with all the trimmings instead of Tigger sitting there with either a plate of chips or cocktail sausage rolls.

2. Ice cream

Whether we are sitting on the seafront after a walk along the beach or whether it’s to soothe another bout of tonsillitis I’d love to see him tuck into some ice cream.


3. Cake

With each passing family birthday or party he has attended Tigger always gets so excited when he sees the cake.  His magic nanny has baked him some lovely cakes, we have got him involved in the baking however he will never eat any cake.  Whether it is a simple plain sponge, a chocolate cake or cupcakes he always refuses.

4. Sandwiches

The great British classic, a simple sandwich.  Whether it is filled with cheese, ham or something more special, I’d love to stand and make him the perfect sandwich for his lunch.


5. Baked beans

Sounds silly but Roo loves baked beans, whether it is beans on toast, with a slice of cheese and potato pie or accompanying her fish fingers and chips.  At the moment Tigger would only eat the chips out of all that and it would be great to add a sprinkling of baked beans to his dinner plate.

…maybe one day



  1. July 23, 2015 / 7:39 am

    I’d suggesr keep on trying tiny little bits alongside stuff he loves and not fussing whether he does or not. Good luck!

  2. Cass
    July 23, 2015 / 8:18 am

    I completely understand what you mean! My fussy eater is 10 now and is getting better by the day.

    He’s still very fussy but after a stint of bribery last year which involved a very generous rewards system we managed to get him to try some new foods.

    I don’t force him to eat anything and I’m not one of those who will only cook one meal and it’s tough if he doesn’t like it.

  3. July 23, 2015 / 9:41 am

    I couldn’t get either of my two to eat sandwiches for ages and it’s still sometimes a struggle now yet, apparently, they eat them all the time at nursery with no fuss at all. Grrrrrr

  4. July 23, 2015 / 3:20 pm

    Gosh that must be hard.

    Ruby’s a good eater, she’ll eat most things and will try new. When she was little we did a trick someone told me about with new food – smell it, lick it, taste it. It really seemed to work and as a result of it she was exposed to loads of different foods and many she now loves. Good luck with it x

  5. Mammasaurus
    July 24, 2015 / 1:13 pm

    Oh goodness that must be challenging at times to cater for. Life without icecream is a sad thing – I hope things improve with age x

  6. July 25, 2015 / 9:29 am

    Aww, that must be so hard. I hope you make some progress soon xx

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