Before I started Cooking with My Kid, I encouraged my kid to try new things by likening it to something he’d had before. Especially if the ingredients were similar. Back then, this was a hit or miss tactic. Now that he actually sees the ingredients going into the bowl he is a believer. Meaning, he is much more likely to try new things that have ingredients in common with things we’ve made (and liked) in the past. I’ve noticed a pattern of things that work over and over and therefore keep these items in the house at all times.
Canned Chick Peas
Vegetable Broth Packets
Agave Nectar or Honey
Trader Joe’s Multigrain Pancake Mix
Roa’s Pasta Sauce
Cooking Spray (Cooking & Baking)
Plain or Vanilla Yogurt.
Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
Shredded Cheddar or Mexican Blend Cheese
Organic Carrots (full size NOT baby carrots)
Onions (red, yellow and white)
Cinnamon Swirl Bread
Veggie Sausage Patties
Whole Wheat Pita