I have read that children have a greater number and more sensitive taste buds than adults. I have also seen it noted that it can take a child anywhere from 10 to 20 tries of a new food before they develop a taste for the food. Also, around the age of seven is when children begin to be more open to the idea of trying new foods. Lucky for me, my children have just arrived at that magical age! Not so lucky for them, I now get to flex my wings and dive into the vast expanse of the produce section.
Gone are the canned green beans and frozen corn. Today there will be eggplant, zucchini, arugula, butternut squash and even (gasp) turnips! Beans of every variety and melon and grapefruit. I might only be able to convince them to taste one bite, but that’ll do for now. Continue reading