Your child doesn’t eat all kinds of food. This way, they’re not getting all the nutrients their body needs. So it’s important that you take some steps that make them like different tastes.
How to make your child like different kinds of food?
If you want to help your child accept different flavors, prepare several dishes for a single meal,
This way, you can propose that they try different kinds of food. However, don’t force them to eat any.
Of course, provide a good example. Let them see you eat from different dishes.
To help your child like a certain kind of food, focus on serving it in a special way. Turn their vegetable dish into a cartoon character they like.
To encourage your little one to eat, serve them the different types in small plates. Large portions may scare them, as they think they need to eat them all. Don’t forget to add new ingredients every time. Serve them different kinds of pasta with colored vegetables like carrot and broccoli…
Shopping: For your child to like different kinds of food, it’s useful to satiate their curiosity and to let them know where each comes from. Let them accompany you to the store. This helps them build a closer relationship with different ingredients.
Preparation: Don’t forget to let them in your kitchen. Ask them to help you prepare some ingredients. Focus on serving them new ingredients. This way they will get to know them up close.
Try to introduce them to new tastes and ingredients. This will help them build a friendly relationship with food.
Let them also express their opinion about the taste of food. For this, ask them to taste different ingredients. Ask them after that about the taste. This helps them feel independent in choosing their food and rids them of the “forced eating” complex.
Remember that your child imitates you. So make sure you eat diverse food. Sit before them and try the different ingredients on the table expressing your opinion on their diverse tastes. This way they will see that eating different kinds of food is a joy unlike any other.