Dips and sauces can be a great way to bridge between one food and another. Many picky eaters use ketchup, for example, to build comfort for a new food.
Sauces can also be a challenge. Dipping into is generally easier than pouring over.
Cheese is a winner for many fussy eaters, so cheese sauce is worth a whirl.
In the picture I’ve got a simple cheese sauce and options to dip in – carrot, spaghetti, chicken or mince.
1/8 cup butter
Dst sp flour
½ cup milk
½ cup cheese
Melt the butter in a small pan. Add the flour and mix until smooth.
Take off the heat and add the milk and stir in.
Put back on the heat, but don’t boil for approx. 5 mins, stirring (I find a whisk works well).
Remove from the heat, add the cheese, and stir until melts.
Judith is an AOTA accredited picky eating advisor and internationally certified nutritional therapist. She works with 100+ families every year resolving fussy eating and returning pleasure and joy to the meal table.
She is also mum to two boys and the author of Creating Confident Eaters and Winner Winner I Eat Dinner. Her dream is that every child is able to approach food from a place of safety and joy, not fear.
Learn more about Judith here: https://theconfidenteater.com/about/