Did you know that babies are influenced even in utero by the foods and flavors we eat? So spicing up your child’s palate actually begins with you. During pregnancy, try to eat a varied, healthful diet with a wide variety of flavors because it can affect your child’s future eating habits. Once your little bundle of joy arrives, you can start introducing fresh or dried herbs and spices into their diet as early as around 7-8 months. In many cultures around the world, babies are introduced to spices at this early age. Baby food doesn’t have to be bland! Herbs and spices are a great way to add flavor to your baby’s food without adding less desirable ingredients like sugar or salt. The more flavors your child experiences at a young age, the more likely she is to eat a wide range of foods as she grows up.
Remember this important rule of thumb: repeat, repeat, and repeat! Spicing up your child’s palate takes time and patience- you can’t change a plain Jane or Joe overnight. To read the rest of this article, which includes my tips to encourage adventurous, healthy eating habits in your child, head over to Stonyfield’s blog by CLICKING HERE.