The dilemma of the picky eaters- a constant battle in our home. I would consider serving it with things you know he likes- ie cornbread, popovers, white rice, a salad. I find that serving things that I know my children like with things they may not like help them become more open to at least trying it. Both my kids LOVED chili. Then one day, not so much. It was so frustrating. So I gave them the option of picking out the side item. They both love all of the items named above and love being mommy's little baking helper. I feel it takes the stress of essentially being force fed off of them and actually makes them feel more included in simple decision making, thus creating a happier and more open minded environment.
Maybe serve a PB and honey sandwich with it or give him some choices of toppings to put on it. Some like a little maple syrup or honey on it, some eat chocolate! Crackers of various kinds, cheese (of course), onions, even some chips like Doritos or Fritos. Sour cream is popular also. Serve with corn bread, too.
Good luck. Oh, maybe have him taste it and help you make it. My son is good at suggesting ingredients to make it taste better.
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My husband & I enjoy chili, my 11yr old Son hates it.... I only cook for the 3 of us right now since my daughters away at university... We use the leftovers as lunch to take to work & its super easy for me to throw in the crock... Its not that he doesn't like ground beef. He loves the meatloaf I make, as well as tacos, etc. Its just chili he doesn't like.
Any suggestions on how I can serve chili differently to my boy so he will eat it?
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