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Hello! We're back from the crazy Holiday season and up and running with High 5's! We're pretty excited about some of the awesome women we've got lined up for this year and we couldn't think of anyone more perfect to start us on the right foot than Sherry from @ocholisitcbeauty! She is sharing 5 tried and true tips for feeding picky kids. With so many of us making healthy resolutions, getting our kids on board is just one mountain to climb along the way. And Sherry has some killer advice for us...
Hello! I am thrilled to be with you on the A+A blog! My name is Sherry and I am the mompreneur behind OC Holistic Beauty. I have a passion for holistic health and wellness and am thrilled to share some of my favorite tips for feeding picky kids. I hope you enjoy them!
1. Take your kids to the farmer's market and show them all of the beautiful fruits and veggies. Ask them to pick something new to try and help you cook it. The first time I did this, my son picked okra!
2. To get picky kids started with green juicing and smoothies, you can add extra apple juice or extra fruit at first and slowly decrease the fruit while upping the veggies as they get used to it.
3. Give new foods funny names (Like Purple Princess Cauliflower!) Hey, when you're desperate with toddlers, you gotta do what you gotta do!
4. Try the "one bite to be polite" rule. Ask that they just try one bite of the new food. They don't have to like it, just try it. Over time, exposure to different flavors and textures can open them up.
5. When introducing new foods, start by adding just a bite of the new food on a plate with items the child loves. Don't make a big deal about it. You may find that once they get used to seeing it, they will get curious and try it. This is how I introduced fermented veggies. Sure enough, they got curious and really enjoyed them!
Sherry, thank you for giving us some of your wisdom! I think tonight we'll have Precarious Prancing Peas with dinner... ;)