Another New Food...

Increasing your child's (or YOUR) palate requires trying new things. We all know it's easy for kids to have their "go-to" items that we know they'll eat and how frustrating it is when you prepare a new food for them and they end up wasting a whole plate full of food.

[deep breath]

That's OK. It's part of the process. I consider it collateral damage. Kids are going to not eat stuff you make for them or want them to try. Think of it as an investment in their future.

All that to say, it's been a while since my 4-year old added an item to her "go-to" list, but tonight she handed me a can of wild caught canned tuna from the pantry and said, "can I have this?"

My first thought was, "there ain't no way you're gonna like that" -- but I put some in a bowl for her....and she ate the whole can.

She said, "DAD, will you put this in my lunch? it's OK, too, because I like it cold!"

Sweet. Another food I can add to her list. And sometimes you don't even have to work for it.