Offering spinach on its own is good, but often making it that little bit different draws interest. Interest is better than ignoring!
The photo is not great but shows:
1. Spinach on tomatoes – you can always add mayo/parmesan/edam or other things that rock. Even though we serve together if they are eaten separately that’s okay too. If our child picks off the spinach, they are still interacting with it.
2. Carrot and spinach ‘sandwiches’.
3. Spinach and cheese on a cocktail stick (use a plastic one with blunt ends for littlies). Matching a favourite and a new food scaffolds progress.
4. Ditto cheese and spinach ‘sandwiches’. Starting off go big on cheese and miniscule on spinach. I have used a bigger leaf so it’s noticeable in the photo.
5. Cucumber, cheese and spinach towers.
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.
Judith is also mum to two boys and is the author of Creating Confident Eaters and Winner Winner I Eat Dinner.
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