In addition to being one of the coolest celeb moms on the internet, Chrissy Teigen is also a renowned cookbook writer, which would probably give you the impression that she can get her kids to eat anything she makes, right? Wrong.
I made a restaurant for my 2 and a half year old pic.twitter.com/bqQ40bFQ4F
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) December 18, 2018
Yup, in an act of desperation to get her kid to eat, Chrissy made a full-on menu of all Luna’s favourite foods, so she can choose what she wants for her meal. Looks like her cookbook background came in handy here because the photos of her prepared dishes are downright adorable. Plus, we love the homemade Lunchables sandwiches that she called Lunables—so cute!
What to do when your toddler won't eat anything but snacksJudging from the captions, Chrissy knows she’s being super extra, but we think it’s kind of a great idea. By making a menu, she’s giving Luna a choice in what she gets to eat, which experts say is a great way to get kids involved in meal planning and feeling a sense of independence with regards to food. And because the menu is in what looks to be a three-ring binder, Chrissy can swap meals in and out to give Luna the option to try something new. It’s also nice to see how many veggies are included in the menu since repeated exposure (without pressure) has been known to get kids to try veggies they might dislike initially.
UPDATE: It looks like Chrissy’s menu idea was a hit! While some people on Twitter criticized Chrissy for letting her toddler dictate what she wants to eat, Chrissy shot back with an adorable video showing that “it’s working!!!!” Check it out:
it’s working!!!! she now eats all her food when she orders from the menu and pays for it 😂 pic.twitter.com/zen2PfNnis
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) December 22, 2018
In the video, we see Luna using her laminated money to purchase a tasty plate of what looks like peanut butter and jam. Luna even gives her a dollar tip!
So bravo, Chrissy. This menu idea is all kinds of brilliant—and the prices are quite affordable too!