Who’s Hungry? Tips For Getting Picky Eaters To Try New Foods
You want the best for your child, and that includes giving them healthy and delicious meals that leave them feeling great. But what happens if you find yourself dealing with a particularly picky eater? Luckily, there are some fast and easy ways to help your little ones try new foods and have fun at the same time.
We’ve rounded up some of the best tips for getting picky eaters to try new foods. Read on, and get ready for your kid to get excited about exploring new culinary treats!
Make It Fun
You can turn breakfast, lunch, or dinner into an exciting adventure your children will look forward to but making every meal a special event. And it’s easier than you think! Provide your child with fun tools to consume their food, like silly plates or crazy straws. Your little one will be willing to try a healthy smoothie in their Grateful Dead sippy cup, while rocking a stylish and fun matching bib. It helps to make the meal extra special and leaves your child excited to try whatever you’re serving up.
Have Them Help
What better way to get your kids interested in food than by having them help out in the kitchen? You can work together to pick out nutritious recipes that appeal to everyone — then it’s time to get cooking! Your child will love helping you prepare a meal, and be proud watching everyone dig into their culinary creations. Once you’ve demystified what goes into dinner, your little one will be much more inclined to taste it for themselves!
Turn It Off
Technology is great — but not at mealtimes. When your picky eater is sitting down to dinner, make sure the television is turned off, phones are away, and all screens are shut down until everyone is done eating. That will help your child to focus on food, and not get distracted by everything going on around them. And make sure your kid eats their meals in the same place as often as possible; this allows them to concentrate on eating and spending time with family members. It’s a great way to encourage them to eat their meals, and can lead to great memories for everyone involved.
Editor’s Note: Lauren Saccone is a freelance content provider & writer for Daphyl’s LLC. Daphyl’s is a USA based multi-national world leader in safe, innovative, Licensed Rock N Roll, branded baby gear. The opinions, advice and assertions made in this article are for entertainment and information purposes only & are solely those of the author.