When my son was finally at the stage where he could eat solid foods, he wouldn’t. It didn’t matter what I would give the kid, he wasn’t having it. Pizza, chips, chocolate, (yes, I know, not the best options but he wouldn’t eat anything!) none of it was working. I called my sister one day who has three kids of her own in somewhat of a panic asking her what I should do. She asked me if I had tried hot dogs. I said that I had, and he wasn’t having those either. All he wanted was his cereal, milk, and once in a while I could get him to have some mashed potatoes… that was it.
She told me about a recipe that she had seen on Relative Taste for hot pretzel dogs and suggested I give that a try. Maybe if he got a taste of the salt, he would be more apt to take a bite. Everyone loves salt, right? Well, I figured I would try it. What’s the worst that could happen? He wouldn’t eat it? Wow.
Much to my surprise and I think even his, he really enjoyed these. The help from the dip was a big one too. He wanted to do the action more than actually eat it, but after a few dips, he was taking bites. That was the start to him trying new foods. Now I have him eating everything, including fruits and veggies!
Recipe courtesy of Relative Taste. Photo credits go to The Simple Parent.
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Quick Tip: Serve with your favorite dipping sauce… spicy ketchup is delish!