Not surprisingly, shortly after I made this post about my kids being pretty good eaters they both decided to go on strike (it probably didn't help that they were sick). I guess I asked for it. I had heard somewhere that kids are more willing to eat food that they help cook. It doesn't take much, just letting the kids see what I am doing or letting them stir or add ingredients seems to be enough to help them feel involved. It has seemed to help the kids be more willing to try new foods and it is also fun.
Max loves to peel bananas, so he was pretty excited about his job.
Here is a link to our Banana Banana Bread recipe.