I've battled, I've struggled, I've pretty much given up on getting my 6 year old boy to try new food.
He pretty much eats the same thing every day...for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
And I'm pretty much sick.of.it!
But, what can you do?
I've read loads of books, blogs, and advice on getting children to eat healthily.
I have Jessica Seinfeld's book for Christ's sake!
I don't use it, but I have it.
Anyhow, any of you who know anything about my boy will know he gets hooked on things.
Last year it was the solar system, the year before that it was numbers, before that it was Cars...you get the idea.
His thing-of-the-moment is the world.
The globe, world maps, countries, population, languages, and any facts and figures that pertain.
So, here's the brain wave.
I happened to pick up a packet of Asian rice snacks in the supermarket.
You know...like these...
...but there was no way he was going to try them...
untilI told him they were Japanese.
You should have seen his eyes light up.
He tried them.
He liked them!
And now he thinks he might even give sushi a go...
because of course I told him that is Japanese, too.
This is a major breakthrough, people!
Now I'm looking up food from around the world like it's an assignment worth 100%!
Wish me luck and suggestions are most welcome.