Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Keeping the food ideas fresh and interesting



I am trying to keep my daughter interested in a range of foods by introducing new foods as much as I can
It is amazing how bored I was getting serving my daughter the same old finger foods and I started to try experimenting with new ideas, still keeping them as healthy as I could. She isn't a big fan of hard fruits, but I found that trying other fruits such as mango, melon and raspberries as well as her favourite banana and grapes has proved to be a hit!!

The most recent thing I have tried is bread sticks and celery with dips. She wasn't so keen on the celery, but the dips have proved a big hit, and a messy one at that!! So far, Hummus and Sour cream and chive have been received well and we have a few others to try, along with trying carrot sticks and slices of cucumber next week!!

When trying new foods, it is important to remember that a child has to try things at least 20 times before you can really believe that they don't like something. That is why every week or so, I try her again to see if her tastes have changed.

So far, her finger food favourites are:

Dips,
Bread sticks,
Babybel cheese
Heinz cheese biscuits
Organix snacks
Mango strips
Melon Strips
Grapes
Sandwiches
Chicken
Ham
Jam on bread



Crackers
Melba toast with Dairylea
Crumpets
Pancakes
Cheese scones
Fruit scones
Grated carrot
Toast

These are just a few ideas which you may or may not have tried yourselves. What works for you which I haven't tried yet? I would love to hear your ideas!!!

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