Ep. 93: How to Incorporate Healthy Foods in Your Everyday Meals with Michelle Piccolo

Ep. 93: How to Incorporate Healthy Foods in Your Everyday Meals with Michelle Piccolo PIN

How to Incorporate Healthy Foods in Your Everyday Meals with Michelle Piccolo

Michelle lives in Brooklyn with her husband and almost 3-year-old son.

She previously worked as a fashion and lifestyle publicist for 13 years and left the industry shortly after maternity leave was over.

Her passion for what her son ate inspired the creation of Feeding Our Toddlers.

This site features healthy and easy to make recipes for toddlers and children, along with recipes and profiles on fellow toddler moms.

The Unspoken Topic

  • You want to look at your week as a whole to measure how your child is eating and what you are serving because there’s no such thing as feeding toddlers perfectly. 

What We Cover

  • Practical ways to add vegetables to everyday foods toddler already like.
  • How to relieve the pressure of always making sure kids eat veggies.
  • Way to incorporate new foods.

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Key Takeaways

  • Look at your week a whole when you’re assessing what your child is eating. Not at each meal. It will never be perfect.
  • All you can do is put the food on the plate that you want your child to eat. They will eat what they want to, and how much they want to.
  • If your child does not eat the food, don’t stress. They’ll eat it when they’re ready.
  • Never force a bite. Never  bribe a bite.

Actionable Solution

 How to Incorporate Healthy Foods In Your Everyday Meals

  • Elevate the basic foods.
  • Add tomato or pesto or spinach to a grilled cheese.
  • Add beans, avocado or broccoli to a quesadilla.
  • Have something they love on the plate when you offer a new food.
  • Offer them a bite-sized portion of a new food as to not overwhelm them.
  • Keep serving new foods to expose them to it.
  • Roast veggies for the week so they’re ready to be added to everyday foods.





How Her Mother’s Parenting Has Affected The Way She Parents 

  • Her mom was a single mom when Michelle was 2. She worked hard and made it work, even though it was rough at times. It has made Michelle realize how lucky she is to have a really supportive husband. She also realizes how lucky she is to have experienced how bad it can be because now a bad with her kiddo is nothing in comparison to what her mom went through.





Hardest Decision to Make as a Mom

  • Leaving work abruptly after having bad childcrea and wanting to be with her baby.




Mama Has a Minute 

  • Favorite form of self-care: Going grocery shopping by  herself.
  • Best parenting advice ever received: To hire a sleep trainer.
  • Favorite parenting hack: Give choices.
  • Product child cannot live without:  Thomas the Train
  • Share 1 book:  Eating Out Loud.
  • What motherhood means to you: Motherhood is the hardest job you’ll ever have and it’s so rewarding.


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