As a chef and recipe developer, I’d always assumed my kids would be adventurous eaters by the time they could chew. Well, I couldn’t have been more wrong! I’ve made sure they’ve been healthy eaters, and every so often I’ve been surprised with an interest in things like sushi or eggplant, but for the most part, it’s been years of culinary pickiness for my two boys.
However, now, at ages nine and eleven, I’m beginning to see my boys’ somewhat bland eating habits change, and it’s very exciting! In the past, they’ve only enjoyed chicken or steak with nothing more than salt, pepper, and olive oil—but today they devoured carne asada tacos! And the carne asada marinated overnight in over five super interesting and delicious flavors, including jalapeño peppers! Now that’s progress! (Not to mention my eleven year old piled on the salsa and avocados!)