Healthy Eating Tips for Picky Eaters, Part 1: Getting Started Tips for Picky Eaters, Part 2: Getting the Kids Involved Tips for Picky Eaters, Part 3: It’s All About the Marketing Tips for Picky Eaters, Part 4: Succeeding at the Table Tips for Picky Eaters, Part 5: Don’t Make It a Battle
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Hi Ladies, I am trying to find you Farmers Market Breakfast Casserole recipe. Can you help me locate it?
Hi, Amy! Here’s the link! Hope you love this egg casserole as much as we do! It’s one of our all-time most popular recipes, too! Thanks so much for stopping by! 😀 ~Shelley http://www.twohealthykitchens.com/2014/04/10/farmers-market-overnight-breakfast-egg-casserole/
Thank you so much! However, I still seem to be missing the ingredients with measurements. Am I doing something wrong?
Hi, Amy! Gosh, I’m so sorry, but I can’t figure out why the link isn’t working of you. Here it is again, just in case:
Make sure you scroll down past my signature and the tiny photo of me, past the section entitled “We’d Love to Hear From You!”, past the section entitled “Want More Easy, Healthy Breakfast Recipes? We’ve got ‘em!” – the recipe card with all the ingredients and amounts should come next. If you scroll all the way down to the bottom of the post, where other people have left their comments on the recipe, then you’ve gone too far. Try that and let me know if you are able to see it on your computer. If not, I will definitely get the recipe to you some other way! I hope this helps! Crossing my fingers … 😀 ~Shelley
I stumbled onto your site today and am already planning on a couple of your recipes…. I do have a question, though. Your “picky eaters” are children. How on earth do you suggest dealing with an ADULT picky eater? I take care of my sister, a disabled 43 year old… and at times, she can be one of the pickiest eaters around. 6-7 vegetables, max. No white rice, just flavored. Pasta with spaghetti sauce or butter, only. Any suggestions???
Hello Joanna! Thank you so much for stopping by! We hope you find some recipes that will work for your family – even a ‘picky’ adult! 🙂
I absolutely think that much of the advice we’ve offered here (though mostly aimed at children) would apply to people of all ages!
To begin, when you are ready to introduce your sister to a new food (or one that may not be a favorite!), try offering it with some of her favorite foods. That way, she will enjoy the foods she is comfortable with, and may not mind that there is something new on her plate. It can be overwhelming for anyone to be given an entire plate of brand-new foods! By offering her favorites alongside something different, it will be much less overwhelming, and you may find tiny steps of success!
As far as the rice, do you think she would try brown rice? What about quinoa or freekeh? Her favorite flavored recipes could be made with any of these more nutritious grains! The flavor would still be the same, but it would be more healthy! To start, you may try making a recipe that is a blend of the newer grain and the grain you’ve been using. (She may not even notice the change!)
Perhaps you could also try stirring in some veggies to her favorite flavored rice? Sometimes a little sauce goes a long way! 🙂 For example, she may not care for plain steamed broccoli, but loves cheesy rice … so you could stir broccoli into the cheesy rice.
We’ve got some great salad recipes that could serve as a hearty side with dinner, or as a light lunch. These salads have whole grains, as well as loads of healthy greens and many even have a sweet burst of fruit. Perhaps she would enjoy these? Even the picky eaters at my house and at Shelley’s really enjoy them!
– Corn, Edamame and Quinoa Salad with Lemon-Dijon Vinaigrette
– Hearty Fruit and Nut Salad with Greek Yogurt Dressing
– Kale Chopped Salad with Berries and Freekeh (or Quinoa)
– Citrus Quinoa and Chickpea Salad
Please keep us posted on how things are going! Have a wonderful weekend! ~Gretchen