Dried fruit can be a win for fussy eaters.
Often raisins are accepted, but often not!
I love testing out mango for children whether they usually eat dried fruit or not.
I feel like it’s as much a ‘sweet/lolly’ as a ‘fruit’. In fact, pitching it as something special may be a great way to generate interest.
It’s also easy to cut into shapes so it can be diamonds, if you wish.
Small is always the easiest to accept when it’s a new food. A fingernail sized piece can seem so much more manageable!
If your child likes regular sweets perhaps it can be offered alongside something already accepted.
Judith, MA Cantab, 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/