One of the boys on my walking bus was talking about pies and it gave me an idea.
I whipped up some super simple, spelt pastry and made a pie for my boys. I find that putting anything in pastry automatically makes it more acceptable and more of a "treaty" thing. This is a salmon version and is chock full of veggies too. They loved it.
Are there ways that your child loves to have food? On crackers, in a puree for example that you can use?
I'm a huge proponent of "setting the kids up for success". They like pie? Then let's use that as a vehicle to serve small amounts of new foods.
One of the ways we support parents who work with us is by creating foods that will be acceptable for their child and enabling them to prepare foods that are new but not scary. We've just made the most awesome dairy-free ice cream recipe for a client we're working with in a few weeks time.
Get in touch if you'd like to know how to use food chaining or bridging with your child.
It's a lovely, gentle way to increase the variety of foods eaten.
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.