A mom on TikTok shared a video showing how she gives her kids options for mealtime. She creates individual custom menus for each of her kids to fill out, featuring only the items the child likes. And as you might expect, lots of commenters called out her system for being over-the-top and “ridiculous.”Source: In The Know
Anyone who’s ever had to feed little kids knows that getting them to eat healthy, nutritious food can be a challenge and one mom is going viral for her fix for overcoming that. Mother and TikToker @buggys.country.kitchen recently posted a video showing how she provides her kids with options at mealtime, but not everyone is a fan of her method.
In a clip that’s racked up nearly 300 thousand views, the mom explains her weekly menu system for her kiddos. She gives each child custom-made menus featuring only the items they individually prefer, which are laminated and the kids get to make their selections a week in advance so she has time to prepare everything. They’re loaded with kid-friendly options, like PB&Js, and grilled cheese and there’s even a “no veggie” option in the vegetable category.
This mama says providing her kids with these options prevents food waste since they’re only served food they’ll definitely eat. She feels it makes mealtime a breeze, and some viewers think it’s a great idea, but others were quick to disagree in the comments section:
• “What happened to eating what is put in front of them?,” one user writes.
• “My kids eat what I serve,” comments another. “I’m not running a restaurant.”
• “This is ridiculous,” shares a third. “I am making one meal and one meal only. I am not being a short order cook.”