‘Picky Eater Tray’ – Adapted from Jennifer Bishop Design Recipe Book, for Toddlers:

By: Jenny Taylor Gallagher, Marketing Manager, Java Jolt

My daughter is the fussiest eater around; if her food contains colour or flavour, she refuses to eat it.

The idea of the nibble tray is that you can leave it out for your picky eater to graze as he/she desires. Obviously, choosing foods you know your little one enjoys is smart, but do not be afraid to mix some new choices in with the steady favourites.

Picky Eater Tray

How to Make it:

Step 1: Find a container with neat little compartments like an ice cube tray or muffin tin.

Step 2: Pick and prep a selection of fresh, nutritious, colourful finger foods (I recommend foods that will last out a while as toddlers can take their time eating).

Step 3: Fill each compartment with a yummy food choice.

Step 4 (optional for extra points and clean up): Add a dipping sauce like hummus, fresh whipped cream or yoghurt.

Step 5: Put the tray out for your little one to enjoy.

Filling ideas: Cheerios, crackers, bread, baby carrots, cheese cubes, strawberries, blue berries, raspberries, raisins, edamame, kiwi fruit, apple, chopped cooked meat or sandwich meat, sweet potato, potato, pumpkin, peas, green beans, sweet corn, orange, mandarin, grapes, broccoli, cauliflower, peach, apricot, mango, dried apricot, mango, prunes



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