Nutrition and Picky Eaters
The picky eater in your life may not always be a child, but you can take the same approach to ensure everyone you're preparing meals for is having a delicious and nutritious meal each time.
"What's hidden does not need to be revealed." Aside from introducing children to a variety of flavors and textures from very young ( I started from 4 months introducing single pureed vegetables), you can also add vegetables to each meal without anyone (adult or child) being the wiser. Here are some of my PRO TIPS for picky eaters.
DO: Puree vegetables and add them to sauces, stews, gravies, baked goods and Spreads.
Sauces: Spaghetti Sauce hides pureed carrots, celery and squash.
Stews: Stews are thickened up with mashed cauliflower and chick peas.
Gravies: Pureed parsnips make a great addition to most gravies.
Baked Goods: Add grated zucchini to cakes and even breads. Just squeeze excess liquid for adding to tighter batters.
Spreads: A wonderful way to add hidden veggies is by mixing pureed carrots or beets to fruit preserves and jams.
BONUS: Add Squash to your family's Mac and Cheese recipe!
DON'T: Force very young children to eat things they are resistant to. Instead give them a few days, then reintroduce the food in a different way, always making it seem fun and exciting. So many negative emotions towards food begin when we are very little by how we are introduced to foods.
Now, LET'S EAT!