Ask my 3 year old niece what she wants for dinner or lunch and you will get the same response every time. "I only want meat and checkup (Ketchup)" Any kind of meat will do but there must always be ketchup. Throw in some mashed potatoes every once and a while and she is good. I try to get her to taste some of the other offerings at lunch and dinner. But to no avail. She will only eat the meat.
I don't believe that I was a picky eater when I was little. I must ask my mom. The only thing I can remember never wanting to eat was tomatoes, cooked or fresh. My brother on the other hand was. No beans, legumes, mayo or the such would ever pass his mouth.
Maybe I need that new book Deceptively Delicious or maybe I can get some other tips and tricks from the creative people at Parent Bloggers Network.