My favorite Thanksgiving tradition is gathering with extended family for a huge potluck meal. But when your child is a picky eater, those potluck meals can quickly become more negotiation than conversation.
The perfect solution to Thanksgiving Day potluck battles is to take a dish that even picky eaters will love.
Since children will often eat a piece of plain turkey or ham, the addition of just one kid-friendly Thanksgiving side dish is a great way to be sure picky eaters actually eat real food on Thanksgiving!
These easy Thanksgiving dishes for picky eaters are a winning combination for everyone. The kids get the green light after their meal to eat dessert and Mom gets to spend lunch enjoying grown up conversation.
Thanksgiving Potluck Dishes for Picky Eaters
First, grab a stack of disposable clear punch cups- because who wants to wash dishes after a huge Thanksgiving meal?
Turn those plain punch cups into turkeys using foam, google eyes and a glue gun. Even picky eaters will often branch out a little when food is fun!
5 easy Thanksgiving potluck dishes even picky eaters will love.
Simply wash your children’s favorite fruits, cut them into bite sized pieces, and layer the fruit in a turkey cup.
Layer yogurt, banana, and strawberries in the turkey punch cups. You could also add granola, or even mini chocolate chips.
Veggies and dip
One way to get kids to eat veggies- give them dip!
Cheese, grapes, and pretzels
This is always a hit with kids, just remember to cut the grapes in half, if toddlers will be part of your Thanksgiving gathering!
Humus and veggie straws
Store bought humus is quick and yummy, especially when served with veggie straws.
Choose one of these kid-friendly Thanksgiving dishes for picky eaters to take to your Thanksgiving gathering to please both the kids and the moms!
Head to Martin’s to buy everything you’ll need for Thanksgiving potluck dishes. One stop shopping with great prices is a high priority for me, and I know I can get every thing I need for both Thanksgiving and my normal weekly shopping when I shop at Martin’s.