We are trying to encourage our toddler to try new foods by having him sit with us each night for dinner. We used to wait until he was gone to bed before having a quiet meal together, and we will still do that on occasion, but we are instituting family meals as a regular part of the routine. The other night I was making nachos for my and my husband so I decided to try and invent some for our toddler. He likes cheese; he likes dipping stuff in other stuff. And the bonus, I can sneak veggies in under the cheese.
I had to come up with nachos for him that were not made with sharp and potentially choky corn chips. So I baked a soft shell flour tortilla with all the toppings on it in the oven until the cheese melted. I gave him his own little bowl of plain yogurt for dipping and we all sat down to eat.
Well he didn’t like them too much, but he kept asking to eat ours and really liked saying the word ‘nachos’ over and over and over again. We were able to let him try ours because as you know, some of the corn chips always end up getting soft under the weight of the veggies and warm melted cheese. But I would not call this a success. Back to the drawing board.