Breaking a picky eater is no easy feat. My daughter isn’t a terribly picky eater, but I have to take time to introduce her to new foods. She doesn’t just grab things on her own and gobble them up without question — kids rarely do! Here are a few suggestions for helping your picky eater (or should we just say your child?) explore new foods. I’ve read about or tried all these techniques myself over time. If you have tips of your own, please share!
Try new foods as a family
Meals become much more pleasant when families eat together at the table. Turn off the TV and let the telephone ring so you can concentrate on dinnertime conversation. When the entire family's eating the same meal, kids are more likely to try something new. It also provides a calm, happy atmosphere to discuss the tastes and textures of a new dish. Start with something easy and family-friendly, like this recipe. Make chicken and stars soup
Photo: Kathy Patalsky
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