At first, babies will try pretty much anything that smells like food, especially if their little tummies are growling!

If they see mom or dad eat it, they usually have no problem putting it in their mouths, and think they are being treated like grownups.

It doesn’t take a toddler much time to figure out there are some tastes and textures they just don’t care for. And then, they become suspicious of new foods. So go for visually appealing fruits, veggies and keep it simple.

For the recipes in this article, click on the picture for ingredients and preparation tips.

Your toddler will know you were thinking of him when he sees this fun arrangement.

New foods are important–but they should also be fun. Create a masterpiece for your table.

Sometimes too many colors and choices can be overwhelming–so introduce new foods gradually.

Pizza is one way to get kids to eat veggies. Start with whole wheat crust and tomato sauce. Add diced veggies such as roasted red and green peppers, broccoli and asparagus tips and spinach –then sprinkle with cheese.

Spaghetti comes in healthier forms these days–whole wheat pasta, fresh tomato sauce and lean beef for meatball toppings.

This is not your fast food chicken nugget–but a healthy version you can make in your own kitchen that kids will love!

This baked garlic brown sugar chicken will have everyone coming back for seconds!

Macaroni and cheese is a healthy and nutritious meal. Here’s a recipe for even the pickiest eater!