Cardi B is cooking more in an effort to cater to her daughter’s picky eating habits. Unilever
Cardi B is dropping the mike and picking up a spatula.
The 30-year-old musician has dished about the challenges of feeding her 4-year-old daughter, Kulture, due to her picky eating habits.
“My husband loves soul food, but my daughter, she don’t really care for that. She just likes the simple things. So she loves chicken pasta,” Cardi told People about Kulture, whom she shares with rapper Offset along with their 1-year-old son, Wave.
“It doesn’t matter if you’re rich or not or you’re famous or not. It’s like your kids, when they hungry, they going to be like, ‘I want it, and you got to cook it now.’”
Her go-to? Sautéing chicken with savory Knorr chicken bouillon seasoning, tomatoes, garlic and spices with a sprinkle of veggies in under 30 minutes.
“It’s a recipe that is quick for me, and that my daughter loves. Because she is picky girl. She don’t like nothing,” she said.
The 30-year-old “Money” rapper with her daughter, Kulture, 4.Cardi B / Instagram
Cardi B in the kitchen preparing a chicken recipe using Knorr seasoning.Unilever
The “I Like It” singer shared a glimpse of Kulture’s diet with a series of packed-lunch photos on Twitter last month, which sent some health-conscious helicopter parents swarming.
One meal included a heaping helping of macaroni and cheese, chicken nuggets, broccoli, fruit, cereal and a Froot Loops breakfast shake.
Another lunch featured a similar combo of mac and cheese, corn on the cob and chicken nuggets. And a third lunch combo prepared by Cardi included pasta with sides of string cheese, Fruit Loops cereal, Jello, Yoohoo, fresh fruit and a Kool-Aid juice pack.
Since when do kids have to eat totally healthy
— Karen Olayinka (@olayinka_karen) May 25, 2023
“Kulture school lunch be everything,” Cardi captioned the photo.
One commenter shared a nutrition label for a breakfast shake, chiding the mom of two for buying the sugary snack.
“Ok but the cereal and drink are not healthy. They have colorants which can be bad for the brain. Such as carrageenan, that causes disorders, heart diseases, neurological disorders and even something as serious as cancer. Also, this is the added sugars in the Froot Loop drink. 30% added sugar,” one user wrote on Twitter.
“You’re not wrong. There are way too many artificial ingredients in those lunches. Definitely not something I’d want my child consuming on a daily basis,” another wrote on Twitter.
One of Kulture’s lunches.Cardi B / Twitter
Other parents lambasted the critical commentary.
“Let the kids eat their cereal, almond mom,” one snarky commenter exclaimed.
Another scoffed: “Since when do kids have to eat totally healthy.”
It’s not the first time the rapper talked about her daughter’s eating habits. The musician tweeted in 2019 that her daughter preferred sweets over savory dishes.
“I’m so mad the Kulture is a picky eater. Like all she wanna do is eat the sweet baby foods and fruits but don’t want no beans, mash potato, egg, chicken nothing! No food just sweets,” the “Money” rapper tweeted.
My daughter is too. Best thing to do is to keep introducing it. Don’t give up just because she doesn’t want it and eventually, she will start to accept it.
— Unkonfined (@unkonfined) April 15, 2019
Other fans shared some words of encouragement, with one offering solidarity in the parenting struggle.
“My daughter is too. Best thing to do is to keep introducing it. Don’t give up just because she doesn’t want it and eventually, she will start to accept it,” one user replied on Twitter.
Registered detain and nutritionist Lisa Young, author of “Finally Full, Finally Slim,” says parents should avoid being too strict with diets.
“It takes kids a little while before they start warming up to certain foods. When a kid says, ‘I don’t like this,’ they have to give it a couple of tries. If you give them a little bit on a plate with other things they like, they’re more likely to start enjoying it,” Young told The Post, noting that sweets are fine in moderation, but not in every meal for little ones.
“It’s more important for them to have whole grains, protein yogurt and milk — they should limit the sugar. However, a kid can have an ice cream cone when they’re out. You don’t want to be so rigid because then they’ll rebel. You don’t want to make food a battle,” she said.