While I am away at Blissdom, I asked some of my favorite food lovers and bloggers to contribute some of their awesomeness to my blog and first up is Rachel of La Fuji Mama. Rachel and I started to communicate frequently when we were both nominated for the Foodbuzz Award for Best Family Food Blog and even since then, we are inseparable, well, virtually that is.
Hello Savor the Thyme readers! I’m excited to be here today with you. Jennifer asked me to share with you some tips and tricks for sharing cultural foods with kids. Let’s just get something out of the way first—I am NOT an expert in this arena, but I do think I have some unique insight on the topic that I can share!
– First off, some kids, no matter what you do, are just going to be picky. You can help them by giving them choices and introducing them to new things, but it may never make a difference.
Now for a few specific methods I’ve used to introduce new/cultural foods into my kids’ diet:
– Soy Sauce Eggs (shoyu tamago)
– Rice balls (onigiri)
– Miso soup (you can put familiar ingredients like chicken and potatoes in the broth!)
– Chicken and rice porridge (tori zosui)
– Potstickers (gyoza)