For dinner one-night last week I made chicken taco burrito bowls. We had extra taco sauce to use up from dinner another night and just a couple of chicken breasts, so to stretch out our quarantine meals- the less time at the grocery store, the better- this was what we chose.

My eldest son enjoyed his, but my second son, as you can see, was not a fan.

This is a regular occurrence in our house. I used to shy away from cooking anything I knew my kids may not like, because I was afraid of wasting my time, energy, and money. But the net result of that was eating the same meals constantly. It got very boring- and it isn’t a healthy way to live. I believe we need ALL the food- lots of variety. As they say, variety is the spice of life.

When I resolved to change how I cooked, my kids still ate. They just don’t always eat everything they’re served, and that’s ok. Feeding picky kids is a marathon, not a sprint.

Is there one #pickykidstruggle during quarantine that overrides most other concerns? I’d love to hear about it! Please hop over to my Facebook page and share your thoughts on the post connected to this one. We’re all in this together, quite literally, and I’d love to help support you through this once-in-a-lifetime moment.