The clever thing Chrissy Teigen did to get her fussy toddler Luna to eat.


Mother-of-two, supermodel, and refreshingly-honest-teller-of-truths, Chrissy Teigen, has shared a video on Twitter that every parent since the beginning of time will relate to.

The footage shows Teigen leafing through a menu – but it’s a menu with a difference. It’s a menu of food specifically designed for her number one customer, two-and-a-half year old daughter with husband John Legend, Luna.

And hand-made by Teigen herself.

Yes, absolutely fed up with wondering what Luna would like to eat each night, Teigen has tried to take the guess-work out of meal-times, by creating a laminated, one-recipe-per page, book for her daughter to choose from.

The video starts with the caption: “Trying to get Luna to eat by being psychotic”, and nothing more relatable about being the mother of a food-fussy toddler has ever been written.


Teigen’s efforts are relatable in so many ways. Firstly, as every parent knows, toddlers are fussy, and the chances of them eating what you’ve prepared for them decreases with every minute you spend making that meal.

Secondly, the menu of multiple options is merely a pictorial representation of what happens in millions of homes the world over, every single night. No matter your resolve that you will not make six different meals, a parent’s need to know their child is fed and won’t starve is innate, and desperation often kicks in; if they eat two bites of six different meals, that will be enough, right?

We love that Teigen took charge of the frustrating situation, and created this menu – which included prices – parenting like a boss.

So, what’s on the menu from the Chrissy kitchen?

Things such as crispy fish sticks, chicken tenders, chicken spaghetti, ham and cheese ‘Lunables’ (a play on snack-sized ‘Lunchables‘), and a cheese toastie. And yes, in case you’re wondering, every item comes with a side of veggies.


Teigen even included a photo of each meal option – because as well all know, toddlers eat with their eyes (and most of them can’t exactly read yet).

In a series of follow-up Tweets, the mum explained the menu was “a binder of laminated photos with TODDLER FOOD on Peppa Pig plates. A MENU FOR MY DAUGHTER. I actually didn’t realize how insane this was til I started typing it.”

She later added, “I’m spending my days making a menu, cooking and plating every meal and taking pics so my DARLING ANGEL will eat something WHO HAVE I BECOME…I just love projects.”

Naturally, responses to the menu were hilarious. One person asked if Teigen would branching out to cater for other kids.


Another asked if menu options would be available to Luna.


In general, parents marvelled at the inspired move, because it confirmed they’re not alone – and there’s a possible solution to help with picky eaters.


Many responses envied Teigen for her imagination, and proactiveness…and the time she had to create the menu. But, as anyone who’s had a toddler knows, desperate times call for desperate measures…and really, the boss move was an investment in nightly peace and harmony.

And who can put a price on that?

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