Doctors TV Appearance: 5 Tips For Your Picky Eater!

I am thrilled to have been given the opportunity to share my back story and picky eater tips on The Doctors TV show today! A big welcome to anyone joining us for the first time after seeing the segment, which can be watched here:

Mobile users may need to click this link to view.

For more on the Lunchables we briefly discuss at the end of the clip, be sure to check out my DIY Lunchables post. We did discuss the price comparison on the show, but they apparently cut that part out of the final segment so I’ll share it here…

  • Store Bought Lunchable: $1.99
  • Homemade Organic, Whole-Grain “Lunchable” (without grapes): $2.24
  • Homemade Organic, Whole-Grain “Lunchable” (with the addition of grapes): $2.80

So the price difference to send your kid with a healthy lunch that you can feel good about – between $0.25 and $0.79 more! I think we can all agree that is totally worth spending as little as an extra quarter (and some time preparing it, of course)!

DIY Lunchables from 100 Days of #RealFood

Also for more of my picky eater tips from the show check out this top 10 list on their website.

Behind The Scenes

So how did I end up on The Doctors TV show? Well, in case you are wondering, back in April is when I first got the exciting call (or maybe it was an email) where I learned they were interested in our story. I don’t currently employ a publicist or anything like that so when these things happen it is just due to a wonderful stroke of luck. And apparently their producer saw some of my stuff on Pinterest and liked it – yay Pinterest!

So in April of this year they flew a producer to our house to shoot our backstory (that they show near the beginning of the clip). I was supposed to fly to their studio in LA shortly thereafter to tape the rest of the segment. But then, all of a sudden, there was a schedule change and the night before I was supposed to leave, my segment was postponed to the new fall season. That was a big bummer, and I was also worried I might never hear from them again!

Fast-forward to the end of September…of course I couldn’t just be sitting around at home when this next part happened. We were at Disney World with the kids of all places (camping at their campground mind you) when the show called again to say they were ready for me. And the day they wanted me to leave for LA was the morning after driving home from Disney! I knew it would be a super tight turn around, but I of course had to figure out how to make it work. Talk about crazy exciting AND very stressful all at the same time! So while standing in lines at the Magic Kingdom I was juggling phone calls and emails to try to nail down my travel arrangements (once again) while trying to not think about all the packing/preparing I couldn’t be doing because I wasn’t even at home. I was also trying to coordinate travel arrangements for my wonderful BFF to meet me in LA – I certainly couldn’t do this alone! :)

As a result it ended up being a SUPER crazy week with those two trips back-to-back and I totally crashed when I finally got home at the end, but I am so appreciative to have had the opportunity. In the past I’ve been super duper nervous when doing anything on TV, but this time (with the help of my friend!) I really focused on taking deep breaths and trying to stay calm so I could actually somewhat enjoy the experience. And in the end it was kind of fun – it’s amazing how if you really put your mind to it you can make the best of a nerve-wracking situation. So anyway, just thought I would share those details for any inquiring minds that want to know about this kind of stuff! Thanks so much for your support and for watching!

Picky Eater Tips from 100 Days of #RealFood on The Doctors TV Show

Posts may contain affiliate links. If you purchase a product through an affiliate link, your cost will be the same but 100 Days of Real Food will automatically receive a small commission. Your support is greatly appreciated and helps us spread our message!
  • Comments

    1. |

      Gorgeous! You are incredible!

    2. |

      Great job on the show, Thank You for the tips .:)

    3. Alisha |

      You are the mom I hope to be! I shared your website with my fitness group and I’m soon inspired! Congratulations with all you have succeeded to do! Was that your house it was filmed in? It was gorgeous! Where did you get your yellow curtains ?

    4. Michelle |

      Go Lisa. Go Lisa. Go Lisa.

    5. Angela |

      I have been following this blog for quite some time now, picking certain recipes and kid-lunch ideas that are easy. However, today after watching the clip from the Drs. TV show, I was honest with myself for the first time – I don’t follow this at all! So, today is a new day and I am going to love myself and my family enough to take your 100 day challenge. Because even if it is hard and makes me nervous, I’ve gotta give it a good try. Thank you for being honest about your past and how you got your family’s health to where it is today. It is very encouraging for me.

    6. MamaBear |

      Hello, I discovered your facebook page and blog about a month ago, and I am hooked! I’ve always considered myself a healthy eater, but having 3 kids and working full time has meant my healthy habits have slipped. I decided in August to cut out all artificial colors and flavors from my family’s diet and I noticed a dramatic difference in our middle child’s eczema! And, after Halloween and a fun weekend where I put NO restrictions on the kids food choices, guess what? His eczema flared up again! So I definitely think there is a connection.

      So I’ve decided to spread out our “processed-free” food choices and work at a slower rate to eliminate the junk! I hope to do it in 6 months. I know we can do it (and I can’t wait to read your article about helping convince a spouse!). My next goal is to start making homemade bread and I can’t wait!

      Thank you for all your hard work and dedication to empower others to make healthy choices!

    7. Chelsea B |

      Way to go!! I have been following your blog and singing your praises for some time now. I’m SO glad that so many people had a chance to see you and your lovely family and to hear your story! You are such a wonderful example of what is possible if you put your mind to it, and you always do such a wonderful job of addressing the typical “excuses” (picky eaters, limited budget, etc.) in a respectful way and with real, practical, helpful advice. Plus, you were so charming and relatable. Keep up the good work!

    8. Jenna |

      You are awesome Lisa! I am so glad that you are able to go on these shows and show others how easy it is and important it is for kids to eat healthy. I am a teacher and even though school lunches still have a long way to go, they have made changes this last year (at least where I work) and it’s because of people like you.
      Thank you so much,

    9. Sally |

      Thank you so much for everything you do. You’re so humble and approachable, I just love it. & I love your kitchen too!

    10. Sarah |

      Hello. I just found your site and am in love. My husband and I eat pretty healthy, but our 3 boys are extremely picky. Like, one starts to gag just at the smell of some food. They all have texture issues and I’ve tried everything to get them to eat new foods. They won’t even try new foods. I don’t know what to do. We did just buy a vitamix and they will drink the smoothies I make. I am packing those with lots of fruit and veggies. Any tips for picky eaters. I’ve given up.

    1 2 3

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *