Last week when Lauren and I launched our #OneNewFood campaign – we were so excited by the response we received! I knew we weren’t alone in meal time battles, but I was so happy to see other parents bravely introducing their kids to new foods. And so quickly! I personally was impressed with some of the ideas too…like home made kale chips, new breakfast foods, and pasta salads. Here was my favorite from this past week from Echo of the Domain of the Mad Mommy! She made a new pasta salad…and her kids literally cleaned the plate. Well done!
Our #OneNewFood This Week
This week I wanted to try something radical, like a new vegetable or protein. But instead I settled for something I thought would be a home run…oatmeal. Not the Kashi Apples and Cinnamon instant kind, but the real whole oats that you cook on the stove. I even had the girls tell me what ‘flavor’ to make. They wanted to add fresh strawberries, blueberries, and cinnamon. And I even topped it with a few craisins for sweetness with a little stevia. I thought since they both helped prepare it they would love it. No brainer right?
Well they did at first. A few bites later it was mayhem. I ended up distracting the girls with a fun place mat, and they did eat most of it. But I didn’t get the resounding “yummy mommy, can we have this every day?” I was looking for.
I did get a pretty big win though when our youngest loved these Vita Coco kids drink boxes that were sent to us. Thanks Vita Coco Miami!
I would say our first #OneNewFood week was a success. We tried a few different things, and I think the girls are pretty excited about helping me find the next new food. Lila suggested a new type of cookie next week (nice try), I’m thinking some sort of side dish. Quinoa maybe? Who knows where the week will take us!
And don’t forget to join us in this one new food challenge, and share your photos on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using the hastag #OneNewFood! And if you are a blogger, keep reading because now is the time to link up![inlinkz_linkup id=434894 mode=1]
The fact that they ate most of it and not just the required two bites makes it a HUGE success in my book! Way to go!! Can’t wait to see what you try next week.
I have tried oatmeal a few times and it is still not very well accepted by my campers! My green beans went well though!
Awesome! I love seeing all of these kids trying new things!
I know! I can’t wait to see what you try next week!
I’m having a Vita Coco right now, actually!
Scarlet tried broccoli and cheese today and LOVED it. Yay for that.
I love oatmeal on the stove more than most foods, and I bet Des would love it.
So much fun to see Echo here! My best friend was at the Mall of America last night on a business trip and I thought of you two.
Yay! Great job Scarlet (and mommy!) I hope you will take our #onenewfood challenge and share a photo on social media!
I love me some oatmeal – and want to try making my own oat bars or whatever at some point. Knowing me, I’ll take a no-bake recipe and turn it into the hardest thing ever. Love following your food adventure!
Susie (The Esthetic Goddess) says
I have a serious oatmeal problem and eat it almost daily for lunch or dinner! In fact, I think I’ll make some now!
me too! Share some kid friendly recipes!
Paula Kiger says
What a great challenge!! Sometimes with oatmeal it seems like a consistency thing (?). But props to you for trying!!
Anything new frightens them – we are trying to change that!
I really love this #onenewfood idea! I’ll make a post about it this week so I can link up next 🙂
So glad you will be joining us!
Susen @ Dabbling Momma says
So going to try these!
Yay! Glad you will join us!
Julie V. says
Good job with the oatmeal. Sometimes kids just need to eat it a few times before they decide they really like it.
Truth Julie! Sometimes it takes 10 times before they like it!