Dips and sauces can make it easier to tempt picky palates. Use gravies, sauces, and dips to dress up steamed vegetables, broiled meats or tofu, or fruits.
- 1 gluten-free, casein-free bouillon cube (vegetable, chicken, or beef)
- 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons water
- 2 teaspoons soy sauce
- ¼ teaspoon poultry seasoning
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
Dissolve bouillon cube in 1 cup boiling water.
Add soy sauce and poultry seasoning to bouillon.
In a separate small bowl, thoroughly combine cornstarch with 2 tablespoons cold water.
Add diluted cornstarch to other mixture, stirring until combined and thickened.
MAKES 1 CUP
Calories: 45 | Fat: 0 g | Protein: 2 g | Fiber: 0 g
Sensory Issues at the Table
Children who are sensitive to texture might be willing to give an otherwise unacceptable food a try if it's served with something appealing. Try serving a wide variety of foods with a favorite sauce or dip. Although ketchup-dipped cantaloupe might not be your cup of tea, it just might get some important nutrients past your child's lips.