Touching and experiencing foods are essential for the picky eater! When your fussy eater helps prepare a meal, the food is always more interesting. Even picky eaters are disarmed when they have assisted in preparing a meal. They not only take pride in a job well done, but the food will be more interesting if a picky eater has helped prepare it.
Although it’s time consuming to have a youngster in the kitchen during meal preparation, it’ll most likely be the most rewarding of all the things you integrate into mealtimes. Think of new ways to introduce new foods to your youngster.
Helping with food preparation is a natural way to incorporate tactile experiences with older children. They may help chop vegetables and combine ingredients for a meal. At the very least, set aside one day a week in which your youngsters assist you in the preparation of a meal.
Many cookbooks for kids contain recipes full of sugar and while flour. Making cookies together is fun, but it doesn’t really teach your children to love whole foods. Most kids don’t need any help in the sugar department.
Kaylee’s inner chef is emerging.
When cooking together, don’t forget to keep the conversation upbeat about the food you are preparing. Ask questions about each ingredient, “What vegetable name means branch”? It’s broccoli! “What is it’s texture?” “How is it good for you?”
Make a Veggie Layered Salad:
1 cup broccoli flowerets
1 cup cauliflower flowerets
1 cup green peas
1 cup grated carrots
1 cup sliced black olives
1. Wash and then cut up carrots, cauliflower, and broccoli.
2. Alternately layer the vegetables in a glass bowl.
3. Top with your favorite salad dressing.