The 7 day eating challenge: Day 1

I decided to set myself a challenge this week and try a new food out on Master C every day for the next 7 days. Today, I had a quarter of a red pepper languishing in the door of the fridge that needed to be used so I thought ‘why not?’




As I was making our scrambled egg for lunch, an idea popped into my head. Why don’t I cut up the red pepper really small and mix into into the egg? I honestly thought that I had come up with the idea of the century, it will be like a scrambled omelette and its red, not green, so there was a tiny chance that Master C would accept it.

Boy was I wrong. As soon as he saw the red ‘bits’, which was pretty much immediately, he said he didn’t want it. I, of course lied and said it was ketchup (it used to work when he was 2!) to which he replied “no mummy, look, its different to ketchup”. Game over.

The story ends with me picking out the tiny pieces of pepper (which is harder than it sounds!) and him still finding the offending pieces of the article in the egg that was left. The pepper was spat out, the egg was left uneaten, and all in all, it was one massive failure.


I think I may have shot myself in the foot with the egg thing too. It wouldn’t be the first time he’s lost trust in a food because of my awful vegetable hiding skills!

I think a new plan of action is needed for future endeavors don’t you? Seems that little man has become quite the detective!

I will continue with my 7 day challenge tomorrow, though I may just offer him the new food outright. He may actually respect my honesty!

7 thoughts on “The 7 day eating challenge: Day 1

  1. I have a lot of sympathy for you. I have tried persuasion, guilt trips and downright bribery to try and get my kids to try new things – they have been mainly unsuccessful but they seem to be broadening their horizons of their own accord these days – fingers crossed. Have you considered taking him to the supermarket and letting him choose his new food to try? Looking forward to hearing how the challenge goes.

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    1. I have tried that many times but he simply refuses to choose anything except for bananas ( the only thing he’ll eat). I’m going to try and expose him to more foods in the hope that he starts to accept more new foods, maybe cooking with him too may help. I’m pretty sure it’s something all kids go through but it’s horrible when it becomes more of a phase. I hope your little ones are coming out the other side now!


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