Kids are picky eaters and there are very few parents out there who haven’t had to deal with this. Even though it’s a hassle to convince your children to eat their veggies (or any meal they actually asked you to make for them), the reasons kids give us for why they can’t eat something can be adorably ridiculous. Like not wanting their peanut butter and jelly sandwich because it has peanut butter and jelly in it.

My Kid Can’t Eat This is an Instagram account that collects the hilarious comments kids made about, well, why they can’t eat something. Scroll down, upvote your faves, and let us know in the comments what funny reasons your kids have given you when they refused to eat something, dear Pandas.

The Instagram account was started back in 2015 and currently has more than 114k followers. Though it’s run anonymously, HuffPost found out that it’s the brainchild of mother-of-three Heather. She got the idea to make the account after having endless fights over food with her kids.

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#1

Kid-Cant-Eat-This

After watching the movie "Ratatoulli" 658098764 times and asking me to make what they made 787628 times I spent hours scouring the internet for the exact same recipe from the movie and made it and now they can't eat it because a rat didn't make it

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Kaisu
Community Member
2 months ago

This ratatouille looks amazing though!

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#2

Kid-Cant-Eat-This

It's "too beautiful." She's crying actual tears of joy. She's 4

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Tabitha L
Community Member
2 months ago

She's not wrong. So beautiful.

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#3

Kid-Cant-Eat-This

Because it's broken. I can't eat it because it's his. So I guess we're gonna have to put it in a raft, push it out to sea, and set it aflame using a flaming arrow Viking style. RIP Pringle. Enjoy Valhalla.

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Roadkill The Brave
Community Member
2 months ago

The comment on this one lmao!

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"The reasons my kids can't eat foods range from hilarious, infuriating to ridiculous. They know they have to taste all foods and are all healthy, so while I'm not seriously worried, it still drives me crazy!" Heather told HuffPost.

"I hope that other parents feel a little less alone when it comes to food drama," she added.

The My Kid Can’t Eat This account asks parents to submit pictures of the food their kids absolutely refused to eat and add a quick comment with the reason why. However, the last time the Instagram account posted a new photo was back in February 2016, so the page is probably taking a “small” break from internet stardom.

#4

Kid-Cant-Eat-This

Because it's too cute. I actually had to freeze it so it could stay like this forever and he could visit it

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
2 months ago

Haha, that’s abdorable.

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#5

Kid-Cant-Eat-This

Because it "reminds me of Snow White." I told her that if this apple really could make her sleep for several hours I would have cleaned the store out.

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
2 months ago

In this case I would have bought them for myself.

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#6

Kid-Cant-Eat-This

Because by removing the cherry seeds, I turned them into olives

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Tabitha L
Community Member
2 months ago

Alchemy. Will get you every time.

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Generally, there are broader reasons why kids are fussy eaters. For example, if something feels gross in their mouths of their hands, children will avoid it. But there are ways around this.

One way to get picky eaters to eat is to make sure they’re not snacking too much and are actually hungry for lunch or for dinner, according to KevinMD.com.

#7

Kid-Cant-Eat-This

Because although he loves onion rings, recently learned they contain onions

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Tabitha L
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

Don't let them know chicken nuggets contain....oh wait.....

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#8

Kid-Cant-Eat-This

Because if Honey Nut Cheerios taste like honey and Chocolate Cheerios taste like chocolate, this one must taste like the cast of Frozen and she doesn't want to eat Elsa.

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Tabitha L
Community Member
2 months ago

Smart kid. I wouldn't eat people-flavored cereal either.

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#9

Kid-Cant-Eat-This

Because the hairs disgust him. He's fifteen. Fif. Teen

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Eglė Bukauskaitė
Community Member
2 months ago

What about 'hair' on peaches? :)

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Something else that works is having the entire family sit down to eat. If your child sees you eating the same food that’s in front of them, they’ll be more likely to follow your example. That also means that your child should be eating the same food that you’re eating (this is also a great reason to start eating healthier).

At the end of the day, kids are smart and you should have a proper conversation with them about food: what’s good for them, what’s bad for them. And why it’s important for them to eat their veggies!

#10

Kid-Cant-Eat-This

Because she doesn't like "all the nipples." Me: You mean, seeds?" Her: No, NIPPLES."

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Slinkman
Community Member
2 months ago

where there is nipples, there is Strawboobies

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#11

Kid-Cant-Eat-This

Because he discovered halfway through that it isn't an Oreo. I never said it was an Oreo. He's crying. There is a crowd forming. Send help.

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
2 months ago

You should have told him it's a special Oreo.

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#12

Kid-Cant-Eat-This

Because the grapes are too spicy. SPICY

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Tabitha L
Community Member
2 months ago

Kids often use the word "spicy", when they actually mean too much flavor of any kind. These grapes may have been too sour.

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#13

Kid-Cant-Eat-This

Peanut butter and honey sandwich because the honey looks like a rabbit and she doesn't want to wreck it. In her defense, it totally does.

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Maiun
Community Member
2 months ago

Or a duck?

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#14

Kid-Cant-Eat-This

Because there are too many spoons in the bowl. (You'll never, EVER, guess who put them there.)

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i like jelly
Community Member
2 months ago

WHO?????

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#15

Kid-Cant-Eat-This

Because she asked for cheese and crackers, not crackers and cheese.

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
2 months ago

Turn the plate around lol.

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#16

Kid-Cant-Eat-This

Because they don't have heads. Side note: He bit all of the heads off

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh. My. God. He killed them.

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#17

Kid-Cant-Eat-This

Grilled cheese sandwich because it has a "tail" and he doesn't eat animals

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Linda HS
Community Member
2 months ago

Can't keep it anymore...bwahaha🤣

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#18

Kid-Cant-Eat-This

Because he doesn't like his food this fancy

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
2 months ago

It looks delicious.

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#19

Kid-Cant-Eat-This

Because "a mouse already had some."

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Katrin
Community Member
2 months ago

Nahhh, those are holes from bacteria farts. Sounds so much better.

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#20

Kid-Cant-Eat-This

Because it's cold and "tastes like you mixed a bunch of fruits together." Um, I did

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Vicky Zar
Community Member
2 months ago

Are the strawberrys black? Why are they black?

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#21

Kid-Cant-Eat-This

Fresh carrot from the garden because it has legs

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I ❤️ 🍫
Community Member
2 months ago

Runaway before you get eaten, carrot!

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#22

Kid-Cant-Eat-This

Because she doesn't like the "orange thing" on the bottom. It's her fork...

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SanchaTheSeeker
Community Member
2 months ago

Take the fork out or swap it for another fork without her seeing

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#23

Kid-Cant-Eat-This

I got a new toy and spent AGES cutting the boy's lunch out. Eddie took one look, sighed, and said "You shouldn't have done that."

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Jack Chandra
Community Member
2 months ago

I would have to restrain myself from stuffing each piece up his nose…

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#24

Kid-Cant-Eat-This

Because she's a vegetarian. She wants chicken nuggets instead

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Tabitha L
Community Member
2 months ago

Don't know what that food is, but I'm with the kid on this one - 10/10 would not eat.

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#25

Kid-Cant-Eat-This

Because "it looks like it needs a doctor."

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Lou
Community Member
2 months ago

Others see the Virgin Mary in their wallpaper, I see Trump in your muffin. It definitely needs to see a doctor.

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#26

Kid-Cant-Eat-This

Dumpling because, "ewww, it has toes.."

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deanna woods
Community Member
2 months ago

If your kid doesn't want the dumpling, I'll eat it. I love dumplings.

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#27

Kid-Cant-Eat-This

Because the icing cracked when he dropped it. He's 17

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Jack Chandra
Community Member
2 months ago

So 17 is the new 5?

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#28

Kid-Cant-Eat-This

Because they're "blurry" (wavy).

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deanna woods
Community Member
2 months ago

I love crinkle cut fries.

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#29

Kid-Cant-Eat-This

Because they're all "cracked open like humpty dumpty" and he "can't eat things that are broken," because they might "break him." And "no one would be able to put him together again."

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
2 months ago

Kid's logic - you will never understand it but you have to live with it for a few years.

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#30

Kid-Cant-Eat-This

Bat pasta - they cried because they couldn't understand it wasn't real bats

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
2 months ago

Wow, eating a "bat" during the times of Covid-19...

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#31

Kid-Cant-Eat-This

Because "it has seeds."

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
2 months ago

Where are the seeds?

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#32

Kid-Cant-Eat-This

She refused the yogurt I picked out for her (left) and insisted on picking out one herself (right).

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Jack Chandra
Community Member
2 months ago

To be fair, the one on the left expired July 2015

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#33

Kid-Cant-Eat-This

Because it's exactly what she asked for. I'll end up eating it standing over the trash like a beggar and she'll ask for it two hours from now. When I tell her it's gone she'll cry like a Directioner upset about Zayn and I hate myself for even referencing that

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Ziya (Wenny) Liu
Community Member
2 months ago

I hate to say this, and I'll definitely get downvoted, but a lot of these kids sound like they're either cluless or spoiled.

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#34

Kid-Cant-Eat-This

Because it looks like a booty

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
2 months ago

Turn it around.

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#35

Kid-Cant-Eat-This

Because she farted on it and now it's a fart muffin

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
2 months ago

That sounds like a valid reason.

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#36

Kid-Cant-Eat-This

Because she already ate at school. It's Sunday

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Weim Central
Community Member
2 months ago

Clearly she's not "purr-fect" ;)

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#37

Kid-Cant-Eat-This

Because I told him it was a leg... he doesn't eat anyone's legs. He only likes wings and parts you don't name... but no legs

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Jack Chandra
Community Member
2 months ago

"Hey! Look! I found some Drum Sticks!"

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#38

Kid-Cant-Eat-This

Because her "heart wants Goldfish"

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Giovanni
Community Member
2 months ago

That looks like it tastes like sadness

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#39

Kid-Cant-Eat-This

Because after being told repeatedly that there are peanuts in the candy, it turns out that- *spoiler alert*- there are indeed peanuts on the candy.

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ABIGAIL KIRK
Community Member
2 months ago

just a few more years and they will turn into more helpful humans beings

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#40

Kid-Cant-Eat-This

Because they're dead.

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
2 months ago

Never trust a dead rasberry.

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