Flavors from Around the World

Family meals offer a great opportunity to encourage your toddler to try new foods, and to experiment with new tastes. Too many people assume that babies and toddlers want bland, tasteless meals, when, in fact, most of them love to try new flavors, and have sensitive palates right from the word go.

Q: My toddler’s food seems a little bland. Do you have any ideas to help me spice it up?
A: The idea that you can’t add herbs and spices to a toddler’s food is long outdated. It’s absolutely fine to experiment with different flavors and textures, to make your toddler’s diet not only more exciting, but to introduce her to a more varied diet.

Some little ones might find hot spices difficult to manage, but focusing on more ...

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