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Pasta plus – adding protein + other foods, for picky eaters

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Pasta plus!

Many selective eaters are plain pasta all the way. Mixing is a challenge. Or, maybe you have a child that will have pasta but only if it’s specifically mixed with food x and nothing else.

If you look at the first photo, we have the plain pasta but it’s not encouraging our child to think about eating something new.

In photo two I have cheese, mince, chicken and ham. Obviously, I would be recommending serving only one, but it’s good to always be thinking of options.

Serving a second food next to the pasta – not touching, if that’s a challenge – starts to build an association between the pasta and that food.

It also gives a child the opportunity to eat it, should they wish.


Judith is an AOTA accredited picky eating advisor and internationally certified nutritional therapist. She works with 100+ families every year resolving fussy eating and returning pleasure and joy to the meal table.