Ep. 178: Adventurous Eating

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Summary: On today's episode, I'm chatting all about how to support adventurous eating in kids with the vivacious Catherine McCord of Weelicious!  We give you simple and practical tips on how to encourage variety from an early age, you won't want to miss this episode.<br> <br>  <br> <br> <br> <br> We're back with our 178th episode of the Fed+Fit Podcast! Remember to check back every Monday for a new episode and be sure to subscribe on iTunes!<br> <br> Find us HERE on iTunes and be sure to "subscribe."<br> <br> <br> <br> <br> Episode 178 Links<br> <br> To visit Weelicious click HERE<br> To learn more about One Potato Box click HERE<br> Connect with Catherine on Instagram HERE<br> <br> Episode 178 Sponsors<br> <br> Capilano Beeotic - 100% Australian Honey with natural prebiotics to support gut health, Click HERE to get your own!<br> Lorissa's Kitchen - for 20% off on Amazon, click HERE and use code "20OFFLK"<br> <br> Episode 178 Transcription<br> <br> <br> Cassy Joy: Today’s show is brought to you by Capilano Beeotic Honey! Beeotic Honey is 100% pure, natural, Australian honey from the highest-quality beekeeping families. It’s my favorite sweeteners for tea, a key ingredient in my jalapeno lime margaritas, my secret to chewier cookies, and it’s perfect for dressings or for drizzling over my morning yogurt. Best of all, Beeotic helps improve gut and digestive health with 340 mg of naturally occurring prebiotic oligosaccharides per serving. That’s incredible.<br> <br> These prebiotics nourish good gut bacteria, which is even more important for keeping us healthy during the winter months. You can grab your own Beeotic Honey at Walmart and Walmart.com starting at just $9.98. <br> <br> <br> Cassy Joy: Welcome back to another episode of the Fed and Fit podcast. My name is Cassy Joy Garcia. I am your host today, and always. {laughs} And I’m excited today because one of my online food blogging heroes is joining me. I’m just tickled to welcome Catherine McCord of Weelicious to the show today.<br> <br> If you're not familiar with her, she’s the cofounder of One Potato Box, and she’s also the brains behind Weelicious. Today, we’re going to be chatting about encouraging adventurous eating with the kiddos. Welcome to the show, Catherine! <br> <br> Catherine McCord: Thank you for having me on. I’m thrilled.<br> <br> Cassy Joy: Oh my goodness; I’m thrilled too! Thank you. Welcome to the show. I would love it if you would just kind of tell folks a little bit more about you. About your background. About your wonderful family. And what has really helped hone you into this passion project of encouraging adventurous eating. <br> <br> Catherine McCord: So I started Weelicious, which was my first company, 11 years ago. And it was really based on the fact that I’d gone to culinary school, I knew how to make a gourmet meal working in restaurants, and catering companies. Then I had my son, Kenya, and I was like; I can make a 3-star meal, and I have no idea how to feed a baby or a kid. How to make them a great eater, and get them excited about food.<br> <br> It really became just a blog of my journey, talking to other moms. Trying to understand some of their same struggles. And then as the audience grew, and I had another child, I moved into toddler food and family food. And this idea of one family, one meal. Because that really, to me, is the biggest struggle. As a parent; how do you get your kids to be excited about food? But also make it really easy for you.<br> <br> Cassy Joy: Mm-hmm. That makes a lot of sense. We just welcomed our first little one into the world. Graysen Joy was born in January this past year. And she’s just started eating. And oh, she’s so; it’s so darn sweet. But she’s just started dabbling in some foods. And I can kind of get a glimpse into that future of; because Austin and I.