Special Biscuits

Toddlers can be picky eaters. Given that it's usually the good stuff like vegetables they tend to get picky about, mealtimes can be a bit problematic for the parents keen to encourage healthy eating.

One way round this is to convince your child that a food you really want them to eat is something new and interesting. After tonight's tea, G was complaining that she was still hungry. Looking in the kitchen cupboard I found some oatcakes, told her they were "special biscuits", and gave them to her. She ate them all up.

So oatcakes aren't exactly broccoli. But they're better than chocolate Digestives, which were in the next packet on the shelf. And if G's going to grow up with a Scottish father, she may as well learn an appreciation for Scottish cuisine.