If there's one thing we all know about toddlers, it's that they're picky about their food. You can throw a hundred suggestions at your kids only to have them to frustrate you so much that you end up telling them to eat what you make or go hungry.
That's exactly why brilliant suggestions about how to encourage children to eat get shared so much.
Chrissy Teigen shared on her Instagram and Twitter proof of where she is in her toddler food negotiations.
I made a restaurant for my 2 and a half year old https://t.co/bqQ40bFQ4F— christine teigen (@christine teigen)1545155739.0
Teigen has made a restaurant-style menu with the food her daughter, Luna, will eat. The laminated pages have pictures of the meals, descriptions of the recipes, and even prices.
As she flips through the menu, Teigen says:
"I have a problem."
The menu includes Cereal with Bananas.
@chrissyteigen my favorite is the description for cereal with bananas which is merely “cereal with bananas”— tiffany tran (@tiffany tran)1545161527.0
There's a classic Grilled Cheese.
@chrissyteigen @dearjhonletter Does @Grubhub deliver? If so I'll take a grilled cheese— Jon Fisher (@Jon Fisher)1545170853.0
Let's not forget Cheese Quesadillas, with an option to add chicken.
@chrissyteigen Wait - what's the upcharge for on the quesadillas?— cfiske (@cfiske)1545161565.0
@chrissyteigen Only $1 extra to add chicken to the cheese quesadilla. That’s honestly such a bargain @chrissyteigen— James (@James)1545157517.0
Who wouldn't love Crispy Fishsticks and Chicken Tenders?
@chrissyteigen Can I order some Chicken Tenders please?— Fat Kid Deals (@Fat Kid Deals)1545167276.0
@chrissyteigen My dad did this for me and I still remember it, except for some reason I had him call chicken nugget… https://t.co/jrry0DSzmJ— Erin (@Erin)1545160711.0
And the menu is rounded out with Ham and Cheese "Lunables."
@chrissyteigen LUNABLES!!! 😍😍😍— Hugh McIntyre (@Hugh McIntyre)1545168986.0
@chrissyteigen Ham and cheese lunables https://t.co/s0qbYsboWC— Aamina Khan (@Aamina Khan)1545157488.0
@chrissyteigen “LUNABLES” 😩💗🙌🏽— BabyLunaSimone (@BabyLunaSimone)1545165359.0
As for those prices, Teigen has a plan for them as well.
I feel like if she pays she will eat it (fake money!) https://t.co/6BiH2y8A1u— christine teigen (@christine teigen)1545155998.0
It's a pretty wonderful idea.
@chrissyteigen When are you going to do a pop-up in NYC? I need an affordable place to eat lunch.— ECII aka Eddie Moscone (@ECII aka Eddie Moscone)1545157236.0
@chrissyteigen i like that you’re charging her!!— your fav papi 👅 (@your fav papi 👅)1545180523.0
@chrissyteigen Side note- this is also appealing to some 32 year olds....— Liana (@Liana)1545157587.0
This menu seems like good practice for the children's cookbook Teigen is writing.
Back in October, at the New York City Wine and Food Festival, Teigen announced the project.
"I know kids have really simple palates and we all want to make them more refined, but they're just kids, so we're gonna do stuff that kids are going to love."
Teigen and her husband, John Legend, have been very public with their children, with Teigen often sharing little clips and photos to her Instagram, often to the internet's delight. Back in August they shared that, for the new school year, Luna had pushed a boy down.