For parents with picky eaters, sometimes the battle to get them to eat something, anything, is enough to be thankful for small miracles of any sustenance they’re willing to try. One component of picky eating that parents may overlook, however, is the texture of food. Children with sensory issues especially have difficulty with variances in color and texture.
Also important with children who lack variety in their food choices, is to choose the healthiest, organic, non-GMO snacks like Kashi layered granola bars in “peanutty dark chocolate”, in order to make their choices count.
In the video below, an accomplished organic chef, Jonathan Justus, from a quaint little restaurant in Missouri called Justus Drugstore (a restaurant), talks about starting with the most basic concepts, pledging to use whole, farm raised meats and farm grown foods. He takes us on a journey of experiments in the various uses of texture to entice the palate.
Another great tip — composition. Interesting plates, those looking like pieces of art can further spark interest in children and influence their eating habits.
After watching the video, it gave us an idea. Make a game of introducing new foods by setting up ramekins of different healthy foods and asking the kids to explain the texture, taste, smell and where it came from and whether or not it is healthy:
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