Originally Posted by SweetSilver
Could it be the culture of child-rearing? More strict? Could it be that extended families, also more common outside the US, can help with raising children who aren't intensely picky? Could it be that we in the US are phenomenally crappy cooks?
Crappy cooks! LOL. No, not exactly, but sort of? I wrote a whole post about this but then worried it may make others feel defensive or offended so I deleted it. But in essence, I do think we have a particular style of eating in the US that probably does contribute to picky eating... fries, chips, McDonalds and Hostess, bland jarred baby food, hot dogs, chicken nuggets, red 40 & yellow lake 5.... Real food tastes odd in comparison. I've rarely been to a restaurant that offers kid meals that are balanced and/or relevant to the rest of the restaurant's cuisine -- there is a general perception that certain things are not suitable for kids or that kids won't eat them, so it is offered less (if at all)... maybe what I'm saying is that we, as a society, cater excessively to picky eaters, and in turn we are ultimately, though inadvertently, creating even more picky children.
Originally Posted by pek64
For those who make only dinner, what does everyone eat for breakfast and lunch?
Breakfast is no-cook -- usually fruit & yogurt, or berries & cream, or dinner leftovers. On weekends sometimes DH makes pancakes or something.
Lunch is something quick & easy -- generally leftovers or salad. If I do cook (rare!!), it's something that takes under 5 minutes, like veggie quesadillas.