“I always craved watermelon. When I was carrying Honor I loved fruit. I still ate burgers and pickles, but I really wanted watermelon!”
Mum-to-be Jessica Alba about her cravings when she was expecting Honor Marie.
“She won’t eat unless I tell her not to eat. I have to use reverse psychology. I’m like, ‘Don’t eat your vegetables!’ And she looks at me and, in defiance, eats her broccoli.”
Hollywood mum Jessica Alba, on daughter Honor, 3
“We were just on the plane the other day and he was growling at the broccoli that he was playing with. He was like, ‘Arrrr!’”
Dreamgirls star Jennifer Hudson struggles to instil a love of greens in son David, 9 months
“They’re not quite at the age where I want them to cook breakfast for me. But they definitely should try to make me the best cereal they can.”
R&B star Usher, dad to Usher ‘Cinco’ Raymond V, 2, and Naviyd Ely, 21 months, reckons you’re never too young to don an apron.
“I’ve been cooking for him since he was six months old and he eats garlic, lentils, celeriac, raw chicory and fish. He’s never had chips, crisps or Mars Bars.”
Celeb chef Jean-Christophe Novelli, dad to Jean, 19 months, proves there’s no such thing as a fussy eater.
You’re never too early to start in the kitchen, as Gossip Girl star Kelly Rutherford shows on a recent shopping trip, treating son Hermes, 3, and daughter Helena Grace, 1, to a mini mixer. Happy baking, kids!
There are no fussy eaters in Emma Bunton’s house. The former Spice Girl has admitted 2-year-old son Beau’s favourite treat is salmon and couscous, whipped up by chef daddy, Jade Jones. “Beau just loves this dish,” says Emma.
“They love spaghetti and meatballs, chicken soup, schnitzel and kale. They love everything! They eat healthy.”
Some girls get all the luck, eh? Supermodel Heidi Klum’s got the face, the body and she’s blessed with four young children who aren’t fussy eaters.
“Pax likes to cook. But I try to when I can, we all chip in. The kids are very sweet and so enthusiastic any time I cook.”
Angelina Jolie needs all the help she can get cooking for her gang
“Mason is just getting introduced to regular food because Kourtney’s been nursing forever. He loves sweet potatoes.”
Proud granny Kris Jenner shares her 1-year-old grandson Mason’s love for veggies.
“Her favorite thing is to be in the Baby Björn carrier in front of him and they cook breakfast for me together.”
Sounds like James Van Der Beek, aka Dawson from Dawson’s Creek, and daughter Olivia, 3 months, are quite the family cooks according to Olivia’s mum, Kimberley.
“The first time he ate a banana, I took a video and showed everyone like, ‘He’s such a genius! He’s eating a banana!’”
Sounds like Charlie, 13 months, son of Sarah Chalke (Doc Elliot in Scrubs), is the star of the show at mum’s dinner parties.
Mums’ share their food advice…
Yellow pepper, baby sweetcorn and sugar snap peas puree is popular with Laura Head, 21, from Bury St Edmunds, mum to Jack, 2, and Lola, 1. “A huge favourite. It looks and smells lovely. I used it to vary tastes, as some of the purées the kids were having were becoming samey.”
“We save the wrappers, bags and toys whenever we go to McDonald’s, and when Jake refuses to eat our delicious, homemade burgers we wrap them in the packaging, place them in the bag with a Happy Meal toy and tell him we’ve just been to McDonald’s.Works every time!” said Anita Gambles, from Northants, mum to Jake Louis.
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