The best way I have found to get my kids to try new things, they are 6 and 4, is to make a big yummy bowl or plate for just myself and don't even offer it, lol. Like clockwork, one or both is asking for a bite and they almost always love it. This is an especially good ploy for my 4 year old, he now loves my homemade chicken and turkey soup, home made pork stir fry, potato leek soup, chicken fajitas, baked chicken, steak, etc... lol.
We also have great luck in the summer when we go to bbq's that have a big spread and they have lots of stuff to choose from and try. My son now loves pasta salad, and my daughter eats tomatoes like crazy. She is the better eater of the two, and will usually take at least one bite of something to try. GL! There is nothing worse than a picky eater!
at 11:13 AM on Mar. 29, 2011