Okay, this is a bit left-of-centre but bear with me!
Onion weed grows all over NZ at this time of the year. It looks a lot like snow drops but is easy to tell apart as it has a 3 sided-stem and if you snap it, it smells of onion.
I know that onions are no where near the top of the favourites list for most fussy eaters. But, being involved in adventures is a great way to spur interaction – which is key to supporting a child to eat more widely.
Even if it’s not eating this particular find it’s something they will remember and that means thinking about it.
Going on a search for the plant is great fun. You can pick them, wash them, and even add them to your favourite dish. If you pull them out by the roots, they have tiny bulbs at the bottom that are edible.
Let me know if you find any!
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/