Picky Eaters: Your Questions, Answered!

If you’re following us on our One Potato Instagram, you recently saw co-founder Catherine McCord answer customer-submitted questions about picky eaters and a few strategies to help.

Watch the video HERE, read a few of Catherine’s answers below, and keep swiping for an exclusive recipe, Air Fryer Maple Sage Squash.

And make sure to check One Potato’s Instagram for this week’s Ask Me Anything on Halloween treats!

Question:

How do you get kids to try something new?

Answer:

It’s important to introduce a vegetable a few times, even with babies! I usually follow the 4-day rule. Here’s how it normally goes…

Day 1: Blah

Day 2: Eh, I don’t know.

Day 3: Oh It’s not so bad

Day 4: Oh, I actually like this!

Question:

What vegetables can I add to our family smoothies?

Answer:

Smoothies are a phenomenal way to add vegetables to your diet! Try frozen cauliflower, kale, chard, zucchini – the sky’s the limit! If they notice the vegetables, start slowly adding them.

You can also add spinach puree to sauces, brownies, or smoothies.

Question:

How can I get my kids to be excited about new recipes I make?

Answer:

Get them involved! Get them a cutting board, a child-safe knife, and pull up a chair to cook together. Cooking is an edible art project! It’s a great time to connect, hang out together, and enjoy some one on one time.

And praise them! Talk through what the steps are you’re doing, let them sprinkle, pour, and mix. All of this empowers them to be excited about cooking and what you’re making, which makes it more likely for them to try it!

Air Fryer Maple Sage Squash

Here’s a great recipe for flavorful squash that your child can help prep and cook. Air Fryer Maple Sage Squash is the perfect winter side dish. It looks beautiful on any dinner table. 

Air Fryer Maple Sage Squash

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb squash (butternut, delicata, kabocha)
  • 1 tbsp +1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 handful fresh sage leaves
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds

Instructions
 

  • Cut squash in half, remove the seeds, and chop into 1-inch pieces. If using butternut squash, peel it first. Delicata and Kabocha can be prepared with the skin on. 
  • Place the squash, 1 tablespoon olive oil and salt in a bowl and toss to coat.
  • Add the squash to the air fryer and cook at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.
  • Halfway through cooking rub the sage with 1 teaspoon of olive oil and add to air fryer to cook for 10 minutes.
  • Place the squash and sage in a bowl, drizzle with maple syrup, toss to coat and sprinkle with pomegranate seeds.