Most students completed their homework assignment to try four new foods in two weeks. Way to go! I hope they had fun doing so and have added a few more “likes” into their diet. During our unit on Nutrition, the kids have been learning that eating a variety of foods is the best way to make sure they are getting all the nutrients their body needs. Some kids will eat anything; others have a very limited number of foods they like. I’ve always felt that it is important to let them know that if they don’t like something now, they will probably like it when they get older.
Here are some of their comments when they tried something new.
Spaghetti squash: I like it. It tasted like regular spaghetti.
Lichi fruit: It looked like a really big peeled grape. The outside was spikey. I didn’t really like it.
Kumquat: I like it but it was weird to eat the skin.
Corn Chowder: Thumbs up!
Thai Curry: Too spicy. I need a drink!
Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake: Yummy!
Couscous: I like it.
Pepper cheese: I didn’t like it.
Fish: Don’t like.
Garlic sausage: I love it.
Laughing Cow cheese: didn’t like it.
Prawns and spaghetti: I love it.
orange glazed carrots: I did not like them.
snow peas: I like them
Baked beans: Mmmm. My favourite. They make you fart.
Canteloupe: It was so good!
Honey garlic wings: sticky, yummy!
BBQ Pork Roast: Awesome Mom!
Wild Salmon: It was ok.
Fresh garlic fettuccini: I loved it.
Organic roast chicken: I loved it.
Homemade chicken noodle soup and biscuits: I love it. Yummy.
Pink grapefruit: Oh: that’s a lot of flavours–bitter (with a sour face)
Marinated artichokes: Not good.
Papaya: Didn’t really like it. Liked it in the salad though. Mom used the seeds in the dressing.
Asian pear: It’s good!
Sushi: Was not good, but smoked salmon rolls were delightful.
Enchiladas: I say these are good!
Starfruit: I don’t really like it.
Danish havarti: It’s pretty good!
Cucumber: I like it. It tastes like carrots with water in them.
Brussel Sprouts: Yes, I like it.
Hummus and Pita Bread: This is the worst stuff ever made.
Mango: Yum, this is good.
Curried Chicken with rice: Bad. But the rice was good.
Buffalo Mozzarella: good!
Chili with black beans and corn: Don’t like it.
BBQ ribs: Don’t like it. Don’t like the bones in it.
Plum sauce: Delicious!
Caesar Salad dressing: Yummy.
Figs: Ummm–it looks like a raisin, tastes like sugar.
Quinoa: Yummy. Tastes like nothing.
Wild Salmon: It was good.
Fresh garlic fettuccini: I loved them.
Organic chicken: Yummy!
Chicken Soup: It was OK.
Cooked broccoli: I gagged.
Cooked frozen corn: I didn’t like it.
Pecans: I did not like them.
Pomegranate seeds: I finally liked them.
Baba Ghanoush: Mmmm . . . this is good. What is it?
Guacamole: Oh it stinks. Yuck. It tastes bad.
Grandma’s cucumber and carrot salad with spicy Hungarian paprika. Mmm. Smells good. Closes his eyes and gives two thumbs up. Tastes good. It’s a little spicy. But I’m still not going to try sushi!
Star fruit: Mmmm. Tastes good. Kind of like pomegranate. After the second piece, Oh, it’s kind of tangy. It doesn’t really taste that good. I’m not gonna eat any more.
Well done, Grade Ones! Keep on trying something new!