How adventurous are you when it comes to introducing food to your little ones? Last week I started off Monday with a chicken, leek & cream dish and a potato dauphinoise (I’m always a little sad when it’s Monday and comfort food seemed right).
Tuesday I made a fabulous taco recipe (which I will eventually put up on the blog).
Wednesday… I made a lentil dish with sausages and egg noodles. As I was making it I thought… what the hell am I doing? Are my kids really going to eat this? But I was already too into the recipe and there was no turning back. In all truth, we both agreed that the dish was better than Monday’s chicken, leek and cream dish (which I clearly had under-seasoned) but my son didn’t touch it.
I took it in stride and gave him a banana instead but it made me think…
Is it worth introducing these dishes that may stretch your kids palates or is it better off to stick to tried and true basics?
Personally, I just get bored with making the same things over and over but sometimes it’s so annoying trying to feed it to my little ones I feel like giving up and having spaghetti bolognese every night. Plus, I love seeing our kids discover new food. Our son keeps asking for ‘machawi’ which we get from our favourite Lebanese joint and that alone makes me want to keep battling the battle.
What do you think? Do you try to introduce new foods regularly or stick to the tried and true? Plus I’d LOVE it if you guys would tell me any more challenging flavours or dishes you introduced to your children that they loved.