Passover And The Picky Eater

posted by on Apr 3, 2019

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Is your child a picky eater? Does he push away new food without even looking at it? Does she throw a tantrum at the dinner table if her certain favorite foods are not being served? If this sounds familiar, then the thought of having to turn over your pantry for Passover might cause you extra stress. Luckily we have a few tips to help with your picky eater this Passover.

Meal Planning

Including your picky eater when planning meals for the week will help them to know ahead of time what to expect for each meal. Allow your child to help decide on one meal for the week as well. If your child picks a meal that is not Kosher for Passover, work together to think of a Kosher for Passover alternative. Once they pick their meal, they can help with the grocery list and grocery shopping.

Setting The Table

Asking your child to help set the table is another way to keep your child involved in the meal planning process. Let your child help pick the tablecloth and napkins and then set the place settings for each person. The more involved your child is with the process, the more comfortable they will be once meal time comes around.

Cooking Together

Last, but definitely not least, let your child help prepare the meal. They will feel proud to be responsible for such a big part of dinner, that they are more likely to eat what they made. For the Passover Seder, you can ask your child to help form the matzah balls or older children can help chop apples for the charoset. For the other days of Passover, your child can help make breakfast by trying this yummy version of Matzah Brie (scroll down to see the full recipe).

Having a picky eater can cause extra stress around the holidays. Hopefully, with our simple tips, you will find a little more ease as Passover comes around.


Apple Cinnamon Matzah Brie


  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 sheets matzah
  • 2 teaspoons butter or margarine
  • 1 small apple, chopped


  • Whisk two eggs together in a medium mixing bowl. (Parenting Tip: Have your child crack open the eggs in a glass first so they can pick out any broken shell.)
  • Break up matzo into small pieces and combine with egg in mixing bowl.
  • Heat a pan to medium heat and add butter or margarine.
  • Add chopped apple to the heated pan and saute for 2 to 3 minutes or until the apple begins to soften.
  • Add the egg/matzah mixture to the pan.
  • Cook until the egg is cooked all the way through.
  • Transfer to a plate, sprinkle with cinnamon and serve immediately.

Other Variations:

Leave out the apple and add strawberries and Nutella to the Matzah Brie once cooked.
Top with granola and raisins
Top with Banana and Peanut Butter