Q: You cater to a lot of different kinds of diets in your home, from GF, refined sugar free, to omnivore, how to keep a balance and come up with recipes that please everyone? I’d imagine you don’t cook different meals for everyone?
Jill: I cook one meal and always have! I don’t believe in feeding children one meal while preparing a second for adults. I like to offer more than one vegetable per meal, either on its own or combined with a grain, bean or pasta along with a protein option and always some kind of salad. I also don’t like to “label” a dish to avoid any preconceived notions one may have. Everyone doesn’t need to eat everything, but this ensures a well rounded meal for all. Also, and very important, if children are snacking all afternoon, they’re not sitting down to the dinner table hungry which opens the door for picky eating. If everyone sits down to the table hungry, it’s amazing how open they become to eating what you give them and try new things!