I’ve blogged before about how my kids are the pickiest eaters on the planet. I’ve tried sticker charts, bribes, threats, beatings (just kidding!), but so far the best tactic has been giving my kids the job of the “Taste Tester.” Initially I was skeptical my kids would participate, but they totally LOVED it.
I put nine different green foods (grapes, broccoli, apples, celery, and so on) in a muffin tin and asked my kids to sample each. I was stoked when they started trying (and loving) veggies that had never before touched their lips.
Then I made a chart with smiley and frowny faces for my kidlets to circle based on their findings. I was surprised to see that my daughter Priscilla had more smiley faces circled than not — and she’s even been begging to taste test red foods next.
Do you have picky eaters? What’s worked for you?