We're all about trying new foods at Mom Dishes It Out. Our post yesterday highlighted a number of recipes from all around the world and encouraged families to try new foods. To continue this trend we wanted to share this delicious Falafel recipe from our friends at Cooking Light. This recipe puts a Latin American twist on a Middle Eastern classic.
Challenge your kid’s palate (and your cooking skills) with your very own Dinner Olympics. Each week try cooking a new recipe from one of the many countries competing at the Sochi Winter Olympics. At the end, have your child decide which new dinner takes home the gold!
Pack a few items in your carry on for the plane ride and then safely store the rest in plastic storage bags within your to-be-checked luggage. This helps to ensure that all the food is not confiscated at the security gate! Here’s what I’ve packed:
So we all know I am not nutritionally perfect despite the letters after my name. Yup, that’s right, even RD’s especially MOM RD’s who work full time have the same struggles as other parents. To be honest, many of my meals are at my desk and sometimes even during my session with clients (I only eat with certain clients who don’t mind me gobbling an egg salad sandwich and or those who can benefit from role modeling the art of eating all foods – while dropping half on my shirt;)). Do you find yourself in similar situations? I also remember my days working in the corporate world and even the hospital where everyone was gifted with food.
Parents today seem to take a black and white approach to their children’s nutritional intakes, otherwise known as diets. While some deprive their children of all food containing what’s now considered unhealthy for fear of weight-gain and obesity, like products containing white flour and high fructose corn syrup, the rest of the parent population only provides their children with refined and fast food. If you fall into either of these categories, you may be doing your child a disservice.
Do not fret if your child or children decide they are no longer interested in their once loved foods. It may not mean that they no longer like these foods rather they may have grown tired of these foods. Keep these foods in you children’s diet or you will soon be left with no additional options. Instead, continue to offer one of these foods with new favorite foods every few days so that your child continues to be exposed to their former favorite foods. They will also realize they don’t have to eat it. Reintroducing foods is key in food exposure.