I have three children, and we have more than our share of pickiness at the dinner table. One doesn't like any vegetables but carrot and corn, one wants to live on pasta, the third is getting better, but refuses to eat most vegetables put in front of him.
I've learned over the years though that I need to get a little creative sometimes. So here are my:
1. Meal Plan: By meal planning each week I can take into consideration the different likes and dislikes of each of the children and include substitutions where necessary without throwing together a meal at the last minute with whatever happens to be in the house. For example, if it's a meat and vegetable night, I can make mashed potatoes and broccoli for the one child who loves that, but also add carrots and corn for the other two children who like those. Instead of just having pasta with a sauce over the top I'll serve spinach filled ravioli with pesto, chicken, beans and peas. My kids would eat ravioli or tortellini no matter what it's filled with every night of the week if I let them, especially if it has pesto over the top. It's also important to stick with a couple of meals they absolutely love when meal planning, but include new options too, which will encourage them to try new things.