🤔 Have you ever met a Small Fry that didn’t LOVE cheese pizza? 🍕😻
That’s why it’s is such an approachable canvas for kids to begin exploring new foods! I like “doctoring up” pizza sauce by asking the kids to choose a few handfuls of chopped bell peppers, zucchini, carrots, onion (even mushrooms!) and sauté them quickly in a pan. 🍅🍄🥕🥒
Even if you get a thin coating on their pizza, it still counts as a new food exposure that you can build upon. Remember, baby steps count!
Another method is to shred zucchini (a relatively bland, and non-threatening veggie… TRUST ME👌!) into thin strips that resemble cheese like has in this delicious pizza shown here.
(📸 credit @whatmummymakes , and share 👏 @easyhealthykids )
Now, I don’t condone alluding to kids that🥒 shreds are in fact “🧀”, because the “sneak it in, and tell them it’s something it isn’t” method can destroy any trust your child may have in your cooking, and can also create unnecessary anxiety around trying new foods. 😬🚫
I once had a child tell me they were nervous to eat chicken nuggets (a food that I knew was on regular rotation at their house!) and when I asked why, she told me that her parents disguised fish sticks at dinner time as “chicken nuggets” the night prior. Although I don’t think her parents had any ill-intentions, I do believe being open and honest with kids about what is on their plate! 🤗🍽
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