Photo from TheGoodStuff411.comEvery night for dinner, I plate up the food, set it at each person's seat, and then call my family to dinner.
Besides times when we have guests, I've never really thought about serving meals family-style. But I love the idea of doing it more regularly, especially for picky toddlers.
"I think kids can get immediately turned off by thinking they HAVE to eat something simply because it is on their plate," she states. "On the other hand, if I serve fruit and veggies on a platter in the middle of the table, it takes the immediate ‘I'm not eating that' out of the equation, and instead the kids become curious as to what is for dinner."
Younger toddlers may need some extra help dishing and passing, but they can still benefit from the experience.
Here are some of the benefits of family-style eating she lists:
I love little tweaks like this that can make a big difference!
Do you serve dinner family-style?