How To Get Your Family to Try New Foods


It can be a chore to get your family to dry new foods. This is particularly true for kids, but let’s face it, you can run into issues with adults in the household too. People get set in their ways. The problem is that these ways can lead to a constant surge of unhealthy bland dinners. So, how do you ensure that your family is willing to try a few new recipes? Here are some of our key suggestions. 

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Put It With Foods They Already Like

The first thing that you can try is putting the new food with something that you know they already like. Trying new food can sometimes be scary especially for children of a certain age, but when you think about it there are a lot of adults who are hesitant to try new foods also. Don’t forget that it’s not all about the taste, it’s also about the visual of the food, the texture and the smell. But, if you combine the new food with a food that they already enjoy, then it should be easier to convince those fussy eaters in your family to try something new!

Pretend It’s Yours 

One of the reasons why kids tend to avoid trying new things is that it comes from a source that they are unfamiliar with. This is a huge problem because it will limit them to only things that they know about. But there’s a way around this. They’ll probably always trust things that they link to you and that they know you have prepared from your own wonderful ingenious recipes. So, if you want them to try something new, just tell them that it’s a recipe that you’ve had in the back of your mind for years or that has been passed on from family member to family member. This can work for anything such as a turkey breast instant pot recipe. The more you sell it, the more inclined they’ll be to try it. 

A Little At A Time

The final thing that we’re going to recommend is that you just start adding in small amounts of a new food into meals. This is similar to the first point that we made, but if you’re going to be introducing it a little at a time, then you want to start with a really small portion on the plate, or even hiding it among the other food if this is possible.

If you add new foods gradually into meals, then it’s entirely possible that your family won’t even notice, or if they do it will be so small that they won’t care much. Sometimes large quantities of a new food can put people off, even if it’s with a food they already enjoy, which is why this might be your best bet. 

We hope this helps you understand some of the key steps that you can take to ensure that your family is ready to try some of the most exciting new food options that you’re thinking of. In doing so, you can avoid the issue with bland meals and perhaps get a little more excited about meal time once more. 

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