How to get your child to eat both side of a PB&J


How to get your child to eat BOTH sides of a PB&J

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Does your child like PB&J but they really only eat one side or the other? Well we have a solution for you!

lol Seriously though. Justin loves PB&J… but some days he’s being a punk and wants to only eat the Jelly side. So….. we’re having carbs with a side of sugar? The Peanut Butter at least has protein!

I finally took the Peanut Butter and the Jelly and mixed them together. This way there was no salty side and no sweet side. I prepared his sandwich and handed him the plate, then stood there waiting… I knew his usual routine.

He picked up a piece, peeled it apart…. stopped… looked at it… sniffed it, decided it smelled okay and ate it. lol

We haven’t had a problem since!
It can be kind of annoying to have to take the time to mix them together, especially when you don’t have a lot of time to get things around in the first place. However!! It’s a lot better than making the sandwich and either it getting “sent back to the kitchen” 😉 or your child only eating half of it! 🙂

So, since this is An Autism Mom’s Problems AND Solutions… I thought someone else might want to try this!

Also, since writing this, people have mentioned that they use Nutella and Peanut Butter for their kids. Mine have never had Nutella, but I don’t see why it wouldn’t work the same way!! 🙂 Mix’em up and let me know how it works for you!


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