What is Palate Priming?
If you’ve ever met one of us Peas at the farmer’s market, a grocery store, a school, a health fair, or other community event, you’ve likely heard us talk about vegetable palate priming. And if we haven’t yet had the chance to meet you, you may be wondering… What is this “palate priming”?? The phrase, palate priming, is one that we — at EasyPeasie — use to describe the goal of our Blends.
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 to those flavors.
In particular, at EasyPeasie, we’re focused on vegetable palate priming. We know from pediatric research studies that early acquisition of a taste for vegetables leads to more vegetable intake over time and better health (as evidenced by lower BMIs and adiposity).
Pediatricians, parents, nutritionists, speech therapists, and feeding specialists all agree that repeated exposure is needed before most kids will accept new flavors and foods (especially vegetables).
We created EasyPeasie to give our family (and now your family) another way to get those repeated exposures in. We know that exposure to the flavors alone is not equal to exposure to the whole vegetable. This is why we consider EasyPeasie Veggie Blends to be “primers.” Our Blends are one way to get the tongue and the nose (and eventually your whole kid - lol) ready for acceptance of whole vegetables and vegetable flavors.
Acceptance of vegetables and other new foods is a multi-sensory experience for kids.
In addition to priming their palates by exposure to smells and tastes, kids need the experiences of seeing, touching, and even hearing the veggie (the crunch of chewing a raw carrot, for example)! So, “Sorry parents!” EasyPeasie won’t get you off the hook for putting veggies on the table regularly. That’s still a must!
In addition to the multi-sensory experience, anyone who has ever eaten with a toddler knows that there’s also a large behavioral component to what, why, how, and when they eat! And remember that toddlers are constantly observing and taking cues from the grown-ups eating with them. So make sure you’re putting on your bravest, “yummiest” face while eating your veggies too!
Give your toddlers space and time to warm up to new foods. Remember that behavior change takes time.
Never miss another opportunity to Palate Prime. We can do it. EasyPeasie!
I love these! I just mix it in with some of the kids food and they secretly get some veggie intake!
As a longtime customer of Easy Peasie blends, I was truly delighted to receive the newest product in their line, a personal easy to carry packet. What a wonderful addition; a packet of this amazing product that is small enough to fit in your pocket – convenient and genius. This portability is amazing. Thank you, Peas!
Easy Peasie makes having my daily veggies so simple! I order food to the office from a meal delivery service and I sprinkle the yellow blend on my chicken, pork, and beef every day. It never disappoints! Can never have too much of this. Thanks so much Jamelah for the help!
I am a busy adult that is worried about getting enough veggies daily. This is wonderful to add to all my meals throughout the day.
Whoever came up with this is a genius. The kids are finally eating their vegetables !
I put some of this in every meal I can for my very picky eater and he doesn't seem to notice or mind the taste. You can't see it in the food either which is a big plus
I have a 3 yr old extremely picky eater. I've seen some picky eaters not eat this or that but unfortunately my 3-year-olds will almost consume nothing.. I was desperate to get him the nutrition that he needed but unfortunately he was premature and was having other difficulties with digestion issues. My desperation led to many Google searches and then I stumbled upon Easy Peasie. This product got my son exactly what he needed. Not only for my 3-year-old but I add this into my 11 year olds food, too. And chances are if you ever come to my house and eat food I'm so accustomed to using easy peasie everyday that chances are it's going to be in every meal! How literally easy peasy is it to dash a tablespoon of Easy Peasie into your foods and BAM there is now 1/2 cup vegetables !♥️ Thank you all so much!
I had heard great things about Easy Peasie and was really excited to try the blends. I am so happy with my purchase. I sprinkle my blends in everything, smoothies, salads, over steamed green beans, breaded chicken, baked fish, and more. I have to sneak these things into my husband's diet which can be tricky. He caught me sprinkling over his salad and immediately said "what's that". Nothing, just spices was my reply:)
From paring it with Toddler Milk to adding it to Hot Coco my kids are happy and healthy. And as they get older they start to eat the actual vegetables (a win! And the whole point) so we put a scoop in their milk for breakfast and they love it!
love it I'm using on everthing
So glad I was able to have this ordered to Canada! I sprinkle it on almost all my 22mo (picky eater phase) food. Will def be reordering a larger amount next time. All work great for different foods
I love the product shipping was excellent timing, the products- tasty spices are delicious and good for you. thank you ladies for creating delicious product that’s healthy.
I buy these to add veggies to our diet. My son is anemic and extremely picky so these work perfectly. It's win-win for the parents and child(ren)!! Keep 'em coming :)
I mostly try to make sure I have vegetables with my meals, and the green blend is an added seasoning cooked in my meals giving me more vegetable choices. The ginger blend for me, goes great with my coffee, tea, sweet potatoes...etc. Very convenient. Thank you Peasies!
If you have been looking for a good vegetable additive I would definitely get a bottle. It goes quite long way and there are different options that are undetectable in food. Definitely the best option I’ve found for both flavor and price.