Junk the idea that food for kids has to be bland or bad


Junk the idea that food for kids has to be bland or bad

Three great books that teach kids to how to cook and enjoy food that doesn’t only belong to the grownups

Sanet Oberholzer

Once kids have teeth, and even a bit before that, there’s no reason why they shouldn’t eat the same things as grownups. While a ripe Gorgonzola or a bitter endive salad might be cruel to foist upon your toddler, in general it’s daft to dumb down children’s meals.

What you end up with is a fear of flavour and texture that makes visits to friends or different places a stress rather than an adventure. A major culprit is the kiddies’ menu – invariably the blandest, least healthy food on the planet. 

There’s space for novelty-shaped junk food in everyone’s life, but there’s a problem when we formalise it and call it lunch. No particular set of flavours is intrinsically child friendly, so why not offer children grownup food?..

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