Tips to Fix Food
Lalitha Rao Pentapati
Choose a New Food
The most difficult part of trying new things is making
the decision to. Many finicky eaters stay away from
certain foods because of how the foods look or feel.
Pick an unusual ingredient to try and add it to the
grocery list. Try at least three bites before concluding
whether to love or leave it.
Mix it In
Introduce a new food by combining it with something
familiar. A casserole dish such as pot pie or macaroni and
cheese is an easy place to hide new foods. The “yucky” food
gets to partner with a “yummy” food, hopefully cultivating a
positive correlation. Soups are another tasty avenue for
bringing in new foods that can be finely diced or pureed.
These are effortless ways to sneak in more or different
vegetables and other edibles that are normally avoided or left
on the plate.
Give It Another
Just by trying a food a few times, it can lose its un-appeal
and become a staple. One study found that after children
had been exposed to unliked foods 10 times, they had
learned to enjoy the foods. If a food was disliked during
childhood, sample it again as an adult. It is quite possible
that one’s preferences have changed.