ually that's not true. I love avocados. And that's part of the reason it always used to irk me that my boys didn't.
Even as littlies they were just not keen on them :(
Which did not of course stop me serving them.
And then I discovered "guacamole kid style". We often had Mexican and my husband and I loved a good guaca to go with it. One day I made one with tonnes of Philadelphia cheese and a little avocado. Both boys scoffed it.
Ah, so we're OK with avocado mixed with something that's a favourite.
Same went for all the new-agey avocado pudding/truffles etc. that I used to make for workshops.
So guacamole made with Philadelphia crept onto the menu each week. Then the amount of cheese got reduced. Then we tried avocado in little slices on it's own. FAIL!
But avocado smeared as a spread with chicken or cheese worked. Another step forward.
Then we went back to the plain slices and they started to get eaten in small quantities.
Finally as Max is entering a new growth phase he requires more food than he can inhale at dinner. Supper is beginning to be a regular feature. Enter avocado - in season, good fats, filling, one of the 5 a day - what's not to love?
Apparently avocado on it's own!! Then I suggested we add some dressings to it and bingo we have a winner.
Many, many years and many, many tries later avocado is now a staple for Max.
Moral to the story is that food often does have to be changed up. It definitely has to be re-offered and re-offered and re-offered. And if it's something that is a regular feature at your dinner table it's worth the effort to get the kids eating it.
I love taking food and making it more appealing for even the most hesitant of eaters. If you have something you'd like to make a winner throw it into the comments below and let's brainstorm how we can re-brand it
Judith is passionate about good food and is even more passionate about enabling other people to enjoy the wide variety of fresh food available today.