Something Old and Something New
For most people, trying something new isn't quite as scary if they can pair it with something familiar—the same goes with food, Robin says. Pair one of your child's favorite foods with a new food or flavor. For example, if you usually serve nuggets with ketchup, try a variation—mustard and honey mixed with fresh chopped peaches. "The sauce is sweet and delicious, and your child will add peaches to his repertoire of new favorites," Robin says.