Toddler sampler tray

Years ago, when Natter was a baby, I saw this idea for how to get picky eaters to try new foods.

Natter ended up being the toddler equivalent of a bottomless pit.  Also, Rosebud and the Moose.  So the idea was shelved in Mental Archives for a decade, and collected dust.

Enter Junior, who positively hates new foods, and equally hates being spoonfed, unless it’s his idea.  The Idea was resurrected, dusted off, and given a shot.

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The Ice Cube Tray Sampler Plate!

I have no idea who came up with this originally.  It certainly wasn’t me.  It does seem to be effective!

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He got an assortment of fruits, veggies and cold (cooked, obviously) meats that were in the fridge, and a variety of dipping sauces.  I think we had peanut butter, cheese sauce, hummus, ranch dressing, Asian salad dressing and barbeque sauce.

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He didn’t clean his plate, but he did try everything, and most things got tried in multiple sauces.  I’d say this one’s a winner.

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About dep31

I am a farm-raised homeschooling mom. I take great joy in making nutritious food that inspires people to take seconds. Thirds, anyone? We are a God-fearing, Christ worshiping family that enjoys good friends and good eats. If the kitchen is clean and the living room carpet is visible, then that's a nice bonus.
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