PeaPod Blog

Thank You! :)

Hey there PeaPod!  We Peas wanted to take this opportunity to once again say, “Thank You.”  You may have noticed our new website and our most recently updated “Reviews” section.  In the process of creating this section, we collected the wonderful photos, stories, and kind words that encompass your EasyPeasie experiences; we read many mommy blog...

What is Palate Priming?

Acceptance of vegetables and other new foods is a multi-sensory experience for kids. Our goal is to slowly prepare and warm (prime) kids’ senses of smell and taste (derived from the palate) to the acceptance of flavors by early, repeated, and frequent exposures of the palate to those flavors.

Picky Eaters, The Finale!

We’re at the final of our Ten Tips for Getting Kids to Eat More Veggies. The final “E” in our mnemonic is for “EasyPeasie,” and gives us a chance to re-tell you the story of how we started all this dried veggie funny business in the first place! When my sister had to return to work and switch her youngest to formula, we didn’t want to lose the o...

Picky Eaters, Part 9!

Veggies in the Moment! Well, friends, we’ve reached the 9th tip for getting our kids eating more veggies. The “I” in our acronym stands for “In the Moment.” You may remember us discussing this in a blog post during our original website launch a couple of years ago. Our thoughts for this story started when a friend of mine recounted an experienc...

Picky Eaters, Parts 7/8 – Alter texture!

Well families, we’ve reached the 7th and 8th tips for getting our kids eating more veggies!  Altering the texture of veggies can be a help to many little ones.  Options are always great to have, and when it comes to the intersection of kids and veggies, this is no exception.  So, thank goodness; there are lots of ways to alter veggie texture :)...

Picky Eaters, Part 6 – Engage Them!

Photo credit Stephanie @stephaniesfamilykitchen   So families, we’ve made it to the next tip for getting our picky eaters (and all kids) eating more veggies... “Engage them” is another tip that may not require explanation but may require encouragement. We’re here for ya!  There are lots of creative ways to get kids more veggie-engaged at mealt...

Picky Eaters, Part 5 – No Pressure

No pressure, no pleading — no problem! “Kids are not simply little adults.”  This is one of the cornerstones of pediatrics and the first rule that most of us doctors learned as we were introduced to the art of caring for children.  So….. don’t tell my colleagues, but here and now, in this instance, I’m going to break this rule.  “Go on..!..,” y...

Picky Eaters, Parts 3 and 4

Many parents have found that, for their toddlers, food seems to magically change with “sauce.” Who can tell if it’s the actual act of dipping which probably seems a lot like play; the fun and independence of controlling part of the meal (“Should I have a little sauce or a lot of sauce?”  “Should I mix the colors of the sauce and the food to mak...

Picky Eaters, Part 2

If at first you don’t succeed, try again…and again…and again. It’s no secret that children shy away from the unfamiliar.  Let’s take broccoli, for example.  It’s green, has sprouts, and doesn’t look or taste like things children see regularly like ice cream, pizza, or even fruit.  Typically, broccoli is only seen on kids’ plates once or twice a...

Gettin’ Picky With It! Picky Eaters

Happy 2017! Those of you who have met us at the farmer’s markets know that we love having fun and talkin’ kids, picky eaters, veggies, palate priming, and creative ways to get those veggies in!  If you’ve seen us recently in Parkland, you’ve probably hula-hooped with us too! This year, we’re resolving to continue having fun :) and get serious a...

Getting Kids to Eat More Veggies!

  Happy Holidays, All! This has been an amazing year for EasyPeasie!  We’ve introduced three of our veggie blends to market; participated in beautiful Farmer’s Markets from Miami to Sanford; and had a chance to meet, teach, and learn from families all over the world!  We are so thankful to now be a part of many family mealtimes, and help kids an...

SOS! (Save Our Squash!)

Are you a good steward of your food resources?  Stats from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) suggest that we can all do better!  The USDA estimates that 90 billion (billion!!) pounds of edible food are thrown away annually by Americans – a cost of more than $1500 a year for a household of four.  You can probably guess what make...