Having fun trying new foods and being creative with food often is a good way to enhance family interactions, and at the same time help picky eaters discover new food options! Additionally, simple creativity, and variety in the foods that we eat help us stay motivated and focused on improving the way we nourish ourselves.
These exercises don’t have to break the bank and we must not feel pressured to match the skills of the experts. A simple change in how we routinely handle ingredients is a good start.
More important are the ingredients that we select. Fresh is always better!
A good strategy to introduce new foods at home is compliment them with foods that are already familiar and well liked.
There is not a right way to be creative in the kitchen. What is really helpful is to adopt a mindset that places success in the effort, and not in the end result. In education circles this is called a growth mindset. We have to believe that we are capable, even if we are not there yet.
When you experiment with food, you should feel happy and successful that you tried, and add the cherry on top if the food met or exceeded your expectations.
Creating new dishes at home is an excellent way to get children involved. It’s good to model for them what it looks like to express creativity with food, and in the process point out how else they can express creativity in other areas of their lives.
How often do you engage in rich and authentic food expeditions?
Do you agree that being more creative in the kitchen will help expand the options for picky eaters, and help us eat better?
The following short article from Fast Company suggests that to increase our creativity, we must practice being creative. Read it and see if you agree with their perspective. The article is titled: The Importance Of Ritual To The Creative Process.
If you are curious, here is a quick creativity test I found on centage.com
Kitchen gadgets are not necessary to be creative in the kitchen, but some sure add some fun to the process! Which are your favorite kitchen gadgets?
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