I love all the cool fruit and veg that are available over summer in NZ.
Unfortunately, as the season is so short you do have to jump on things!
Snow peas are a great way to generate interest in peas, even if eating is not quite within the grasp at the moment.
I think they also have a few characteristics which mean they are not totally off the radar for some fussy eaters.
Snow pea ideas
1. You can open up and check out the mini peas inside and eat separately.
2. They are crunchy when you eat the outside as well as the insides. I would recommend eating small bits at a time so you don’t end up with a fibrous mass in the mouth!
3. You can lightly stir fry in a little oil or butter so they stay crunchy but aren’t raw.
4. You can steam so they are softer, if that works better for your child.
Any other ideas?
Judith, MA Cantab (Cambridge University), Post Grad Dip Psychology (Massey University), 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.
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