posted on: Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Chocolate covered what?! This is a fun way I've found to challenge my picky eater to try things he otherwise claims to hate.
Our all time favorite Halloween book is Froggy's Halloween. This special Froggy comes home after a disastrous trick-or-treating night devastated when he finds out that he lost all his treats. To his surprise a big bowl full of chocolate covered flies is waiting for him at home, his absolute favorite.
Every time we read Froggy's Halloween Enzo bursts out in full belly laugh and then comes up with a list of silly things to cover up in chocolate. Playing along with Enzo's imagination and froggy's humor I decided to have Enzo try some chocolate covered things.
Enzo is not a fan of zucchini at all but chocolate covered zucchini, well that's a different story. He didn't love it but he was adventurous and took a couple bites. The strawberry he liked, the cheese he liked and the baby carrots he loved! He had well over 10 baby carrots dipped in chocolate.
Try doing this with your kids. Pick a few ingredients that they like and a few that they are usually picky about and cover it in chocolate. What wouldn't they eat covered in chocolate, right?! Put all ingredients on sticks and microwave a handful of chocolate chips for a minute until it is fully melted. Have your child dip the different ingredients into the chocolate and take a bite, or two, or three.
Do you have a picky eater in your hands?
If so what would you like to cover up in chocolate?