Encouraging the Palate: My Philosophy

Posted by Nancy in Blog, picky eaters on 21 August 2012 | 0 Comments

My babies are my best accomplishment ever, and I’m devoted to giving them nourishing food.  Eating well is a value that I hold dear for my family.  I’m not a fanatic, nor a radical, nor a purist.  I wholeheartedly believe in wholesome, nutritious food.  My previous training as a nutritionist and food professional has given […]

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Summertime Strawberry Spinach Smoothies & ‘Sicles

Posted by Nancy in Blog, Breakfast, Fruit, picky eaters, Recipes, Snacks on 11 July 2011 | 6 Comments

I’m always trying to figure out ways to sneak additional nutrition into my little ones’ diets. At ages two and three, they are very particular about what they’ll eat. The blended identity of a smoothie is a perfect way to appease a picky eater. If the flavor is desirable and the color appealing, you’ve got a winner. I know your thinking that smoothies are nothing new; everyone under the sun makes them. Well, yes and no. I want you to think about smoothies differently than the usual suspects of milk, banana, orange juice, etc. There is an opportunity to get much more sophisticated and sneaky. Popsicles are just a frozen extension to a smoothie...

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Dragonfruit Two Ways (Part II of Dragonfruit Serendipity)

Posted by Nancy in Blog, picky eaters, Snacks on 10 July 2011 | 0 Comments

Part II of “Dragonfruit Serendipity” The dragonfruit proved to be unique and interesting enough to my two and three year olds.  Since the time of their first introduction to the “dwag-fruit”, we’ve splurged on it a couple times.  It’s usually available at our local Asian market that I love for a million reasons, namely just […]

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Dragonfruit Serendipity

Posted by Nancy in Blog, Feature, Fruit, picky eaters on 08 July 2011 | 4 Comments

Dragonfruit Serendipity

When it comes to getting my toddlers excited about new and unique foods, I will do most anything. The easiest method is a no-brainer. Since children are curious by nature, simply observing their parents enjoying a new food can really pique their interest. Don’t forget that displaying some enthusiasm, talking about the food (color, shape, texture, flavor, history, etc), and tactile exploring are great ways to introduce new foods. Sometimes, a child will want to expand their culinary horizons on their own accord. Recently, I was surprised when my ultra-finicky child did just that with a piece of an exotic fruit that I hadn’t seen in years.

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