TRANSFORM MEALTIMES WITH

MOMables' Happier Plates
Digital Masterclass

FEEDING OUR KIDS SHOULD BE EASIER

I couldn’t believe it. I lost my cool (again) at the dinner table.

The first time I blew up, I felt awful. But this happened more than once.

Once again, I yelled at my son because he wouldn’t try the steak -the time before I think was over green beans.

I tried to encourage him to eat.

“If you tried it, you might like it.” And, “just one bite.”

But he kept refusing to try anything.

"I DON'T LIKE MEAT!" He’d yell.

“But you haven’t even tried it!” I’d reply.

No meat. No veggies, No fruit. He didn’t “like” anything.

I was at a loss at what to feed my own child and I thought I was going to have a mental breakdown...

Hi, I’m Laura Fuentes, and I’m sharing this story with you today because I’m a mom of 3 kids, and for years, the dinner table at my house was a battlefield. EVERY.SINGLE.NIGHT.

Night after night, I would fight with one of my kids over food. With my husband over our "parenting" differences, and my kids were there in the front row to watch it all.

It was all so stressful.

Inside I was ashamed because mealtimes brought out the worst in me. 

"I'm so over it!" I'd tell my husband.

I just wanted our kids to get the nutrition they needed from food, establish healthy eating habits, and get through a meal without fighting, tantrums, or negotiating.

I felt like I tried everything, too. And soon, I began to realize...

this wasn't a "stage." 

WHEN PICKY EATING IS NO LONGER A "STAGE"

Our family pediatrician assured me that many kids are "picky" and it's a common struggle around the age of two.

He assured me, “all you have to do is keep offering them foods and they’d eat them… eventually.”

Wrong!

Years went by and no one outgrew this stage on their own.

I kept researching. I read books. I hired experts and spent thousands of dollars.

I talked to other moms. And that’s when I realized that everything out there about “picky eating” was bad advice.

As a matter of fact…

4 PIECES OF ADVICE THAT MADE THINGS WORSE

I was desperate, and I kept trying everything.

Failed Tactic #1:
The “One Bite Rule.

I tried the “one bite rule.” 

(If you haven’t heard about this, it’s when you encourage your child to “take just one bite”). It didn’t work.

What was I thinking? This only made my child resent mealtimes more.

FAILED TACTIC #2: GENTLE ENCOURAGEMENT.

I tried gentle "positive" encouragement. 

“Just try it! You might like it.”

But his face told the another story. 

He'd puff up her chest, scrunch his nose, and shake his head… NO.

FAILED TACTIC #3: BRIBERY

Then, my husband got an idea…

“How about we bribe him with dessert?!” 

I couldn’t help but laugh. This is her mother’s child. No bribe is going to work. But I was open to trying it…

And…  it didn’t work.

I was at a loss.

FAILED TACTIC #4: force the kid to eat

So, I forced him to eat it. 

“You are not getting up from the table until you finish your food.”

And that’s when  sh*t hit the fan. 

AND THEN WE'D FIGHT

“See, you upset him!” he said.

I know he didn’t mean it, but I got so mad at him. Am I a bad mom because I want my child to eat a variety of foods?

They’re healthy and he needs the nutrition!

It got worse, too.

The dinner table became a battlefield filled with tears, tantrums, and arguments.

First, me and my children would fight. Then, I would fight with my husband.

I needed help. And everyone I asked had their own "fix" and opinions...

What they said: “Your picky eater will outgrow it!”
What I found: No, your picky eater does not always outgrow it.”

What they said: “It takes 15+ times for a child to try something before they like it!”
What I found: “Sometimes you can’t even get your child to try something ONCE”

What they said: “They are just asserting their independence.”
What I found:  “Okay. I buy it. In the 18 month to 3 year range. But what about an 8 year old?”

What they said: “They’ll eat when they’re hungry”
What I found:
“Sometimes they will just refuse to eat, and throw a tantrum about how hungry they are before bed.”

What they said: “Keep offering the food. One day they will try it.”
What I found:
“Useless, since that’s exactly what I was doing and not working”

I used to like cooking for my family, but the dinner table became a battlefield between the kids and adults, and between my husband and me.

And I was making multiple meals for my family - I was was completely exhausted.

I felt like a terrible mother.

I know wasn’t -but I thought it -because I felt powerless.

And that’s when I began to take control of the situation.

I realized I couldn't change or force my child -but I could transform dinnertime and shift our experiences.

And then, something crazy happened…

If I didn’t see it with my own eyes, I wouldn’t have believed it, but it set me on a path where I eventually figured out the solution to “picky eating” with children.

Fast forward to today, I have 3 awesome kids, and my son?

She eats meat like he a caveman -it's his favorite food.

So, what was the secret?

THE #1 MISTAKE PARENTS MAKE AT MEALTIMES

After struggling for so long, I felt helpless. Until one day. I saw the secret behind how to make the dinner table a happier place where my kids would try new foods.

I’ll never forget it.

It was our first trip to Los Angeles and on a whim, we decided to stop at IN-and-OUT Burger.

My kid ATE MEAT!! And I caught it on camera. It all seemed so innocent, and that was the trick!

I realized that I was doing "all the right things" except ONE BIG insight:

I was pressuring my kid to eat, without knowing it - and he didn't like it.

He did it again. OMG he kept eating his burger! Even his brother couldn't believe it -so I took a photo.

So, what was the big secret? How did my son finally eat meat and I didn’t even ask him “take a bite” or “try it”?

You might be thinking... "it’s because nobody was pressuring him!"

Or, “when you finally stopped nagging him to take a bite or try it, he did it!”

And that’s all true.

But I noticed something else, too.

Kids want to try new foods…

...but the pressure is just as stressful for your child as it is for you.

Believe me.

As annoying as they are, they don’t want to disappoint you. Or upset you. But they do want to feel like they have some semblance of control over their life and the big problem?

Most parents approach “fixing” picky eating the same way I did it.

And it fails miserably.

After years of working with experts, I’ve figured out the secrets to transforming our mealtimes, and I'm relieved. 

Our family now enjoys dinner.

Without the headaches. Without the tantrums. Without the fights.

As the founder of MOMables, 4x Cookbook Author, Recipe Developer, the lady that cooks on television and YouTube...

And even though I’ve shared this story before, thousands of parents have reached out over the years and told me they dread mealtimes.

They don't know what to make. They fight with their kids, their spouse, and feel utterly helpless.

And even though "sitting around the table" is an easy thing to do, for many of us, it's an impossible thing to do peacefully.

While every house is slightly different, we all want the same thing for our kids:

Our goal as parents is to build healthy eating habits that will last a lifetime so our kids can get the nutrition they need from food. 

And to do that, you need to know the strategies that work and how to react when things start to go south.

I've spent years studying this with experts, experimenting with my family, and implementing the strategies with thousands of other families in the MOMables community. 

Meet Alex (today) the boy that started it all...

INTRODUCING THE HAPPIER PLATES
ONLINE MASTERCLASS

4-PHASE MASTERCLASS TO TRANSFORM MEALTIMES

The Happier Plates Masterclass is an easy to follow, organized online course to help you gain control over all your family's meals.

You'll be able to create an environment where your kids are open to trying new foods and eliminate fighting over food.

Happier Plates combines the best strategies I learned over the years from working with experts to fix our horrific dinnertime struggles with what has worked for when tested by our MOMables Community Members. 

Inside the Membership Area you'll find:

22+ videos for visual learning ranging from 2 - 11 minutes in length.

Downloadable audio files for on-the-go listening at your convenience.

Printable recipes, worksheets, and guides to help you implement the strategies.

EVERYTHING created to transform your mealtimes.

WHAT'S INSIDE HAPPIER PLATES?

When you join the Happier Plates Masterclass you'll get the full Happier Plates Masterclass, video lessons, downloadable audio files, worksheet, recipes, bonus materials, and more. 

More specifically, here is what you'll get:

PHASE 1: The Principles of Successful Mealtimes

I'll share with you the basic principles to help you establish successful mealtimes at home. I'll also teach you the secret to fighting with your child over food. 

This is perfect for people that feel like mealtimes are chaotic, the kids are never hungry but always want a snack.

You'll also learn what's keeping your child from trying new things and you'll learn how to eliminate bribes and negotiating with your kids so the table is more peaceful.

PHASE 2:

DINNER STRATEGIES

If dinner battles begin hours before the food makes it to the table, you're going to love an entire module dedicated to eliminating dinnertime struggles. 

From helping you select kid-friendly recipes with flavors your kids will actually want to try, to learning how to introduce new foods without hiding them.

With six videos, worksheets, audio files, and meal planner, and recipes, this dinnertime section is packs everything you need to transform this meal.

Of course, you'll learn the secrets to making one meal for the whole family and eliminate short order cooking. 

PHASE 3:

BREAKFAST, SCHOOL LUNCHES, AND SNACKS

Kids never hungry for breakfast? Learn how to make breakfast exciting again -and portable- without sugary convenience foods. 

Wasted school lunches will be a thing of the past when you learn how to make appealing balanced meals fast without packaged foods.

You'll also have lots of ideas on hand with our nutritious kid-friendly recipes. 

The most requested meal by picky eaters will turn into a balanced meal option without sabotaging dinner.

This module builds up on the masterclass materials you've learned and teaches you how to apply the strategies when your child is eating away from home. 

Real-life Examples: 

All video and audio lessons includes real-life examples; because honest talk is often the best way to learn new tricks.

I'm also share many of the  mistakes I've made, so you don't have to hold back your mealtime success. 

PHASE 4: IMPLEMENTING LONG TERM

The strategies you'll lean in the Happier Plates Masterclass will help you establish successful meals day-after-day for weeks and years after you finish the masterclass.

You'll learn how to get back on track when things go south, when family members don't want to get on board with the changes or sabotage your efforts, and more. 

The Happier Plates Masterclass comes with life-long access to anything we publish in the future, updates, and bonuses.

Food Allergies & Special Needs:

The masterclass is designed to establish positive mealtime experiences for all children even when food allergies and special needs are present.

You'll learn how to reinforce positive behavior and encourage the openness to try new foods. 

And even if you're making multiple meals because of food allergies, you'll learn the strategies to making a single meal for the whole family inside of Happier Plates.

Happier Plates Masterclass Materials:

2 to 11 minute lessons to help you transform mealtimes in a variety of formats.

All video, audio, and printed materials are accessible immediately after your purchase. 

The masterclass materials are not available anywhere else online.

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Picky Eater Recipes:

Easy to make and prep, the nutritious breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack recipes included are our member's favorites to help you add variety to your meals.

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BONUS Materials:

You'll immediately receive access to bonus videos, recipes, printables like conversation starters to engage with your kids at the table and other essentials to help you organize mealtimes.

ACCESS EVERYTHING TODAY by choosing the payment method that works best for you: 

6 Monthly Payments of $49
(Just $49 today)

Note: when you enroll in the 6-month payment plan, you're required to make all 6 payments as stated in the agreement.

WHILE MOST "PICKY EATER" COURSES FOCUS ON THE TODDLER YEARS, THE strategies inside HAPPIER PLATES WILL TRANSFORM MEALTIMES FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY, REGARDLESS OF AGE

WHAT DOES A TRANSFORMATION LOOK LIKE?

ACCESS EVERYTHING TODAY by choosing the payment method that works best for you: 

6 Monthly Payments of $49
(Just $49 today)

Note: when you enroll in the 6-month payment plan, you're required to make all 6 payments as stated in the agreement.

What Members Are Saying About Happier Plates

I was tired of reading the same useless advice online.

Then, I bought Happier Plates and I went through the masterclass materials. They are detailed and filled with strategies I can actually implement. Now I know how long it takes for my kids to grow an appetite, making them more eager to try new foods at mealtime.

Tessa McGraham

Single Mom to 3 under 10

I STOPPED BEING A SHORT ORDER COOK"

Everyone used to eat at different times, never at the table, and the kitchen was a disaster. My kids were never hungry for meals and I resented mealtimes. 

Since Happier Plates, I now make one meal for the whole family and I have more time in the evenings with the kids because meals don't take forever.

Julie Stephens

Mom to 2 picky twins age 11 (and a picky husband)

I didn't realize I was making my child feel bad about herself for not eating. School lunches would come home uneaten and now I know why. I learned how to talk to my child about food in a way that doesn't still blame and shame. I'm a much better parent now.

Thu W.

Mom to 1, age 5

The Flavor Profile Strategy has been a GAME CHANGER!
Now, I no longer pick recipes on a whim to introduce new foods, I know EXACTLY how to do it in a way my picky eaters like.

Erika Hansen

Mom to 2 picky eaters, 6 & 9

IMAGINE A MEAL WITHOUT FIGHTS

Every parent wants their child to grow healthy and eat a variety of nutritious foods.  

Unfortunately, we put a lot of pressure on our kids, especially at dinner, to eat...

And this leads to negotiating, bribing, and fighting.

But, what if we KNEW how to create the type of environment where kids built a positive relationship with food?

And not just at dinner, but at all meals? 

With Happier Plates, it's possible to do all that and more.

THE MASTERCLASS IS FOR YOU IF YOU WANT TO...

  • TEACH your kids life-long, healthy eating habits from an early age.
  • END dinnertime battles.
  • STOP making multiple meals.
  • Get your child to TRY NEW FOODS.
  • ELIMINATE tantrums, negotiations, and fights at the table.
  • LEARN how to introduce new foods without rejection.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

This masterclass is not for you if you want a magic pill to "fix-things-fast."

The Happier Plates Masterclass materials build on each other.

Each lesson unlocks the next, and in the end, you'll have everything you need to transform mealtimes for long-term success.

ACCESS EVERYTHING TODAY by choosing the payment method that works best for you: 

6 Monthly Payments of $49
(Just $49 today)

Note: when you enroll in the 6-month payment plan, you're required to make all 6 payments as stated in the agreement.

I have bad days where things don't go as planned, but when I step back, I can see how far we've come!" 
Marta Albariñez
Mom to 1, age 11

I hope you join me, and the other MOMables members, in this mealtime transformation.

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IS THE MASTERCLASS RIGHT FOR ME?

Our families deserve to enjoy mealtimes, but it's not always easy.

If you are at a loss of how to turn around your dinner table, what to make for dinner, or put simply: EXHAUSTED when it comes to feeding your family, you're at the right place.

Because I know you are wondering...

 Frequently Asked Questions 

how long until i see results?

my child has a medical condition, will this fix his picky eating?

how much time does the MASTERCLASS require from me?

I have a picky 2 year old and picky 11 year old. Will the MASTERCLASS work for me?

CAN YOU GUARANTEE THAT MY CHILD WILL EAT VEGETABLES?

What happens after the 4 PHASES are over?

ACCESS EVERYTHING TODAY by choosing the payment method that works best for you: 

6 Monthly Payments of $49
(Just $49 today)

Note: when you enroll in the 6-month payment plan, you're required to make all 6 payments as stated in the agreement.

How long is too long to wait?

Right now, you might be thinking, "This all sounds interesting, I'll join in the next round - whenever that is."

Or perhaps you have a toddler, and you'd like to see if you could "just wait it out", hoping it's "just a phase."

I totally get where you're coming from. That said, the truth is that waiting even "just a few months" is a long time -and we all know that the longer our children stick to their habits, the harder they are to break.

I'll be perfectly honest. One of my biggest regrets is not getting the help I needed sooner, because by the time I did and began to see progress, I was filled with the inevitable "mom guilt."

The fact that you've made it this far tells me that you are searching for a better solution for your family, and that you are willing to put in the work needed to improve your meal times. 

Let's get started!