I’ve always been told I was a “picky eater”. Ever since I was a little boy I identified certain types of foods that I could not stand but felt like I could never really explain why I didn’t like them. Now, as an adult with kids I’ve found myself taking a closer look at what about them set me off. The common denominator wasn’t flavor but texture. Foods like mushrooms, tomatoes, eggs, oysters, muscles, cottage cheese, and tapioca all have very distinct textures that cause them to stand out to me in a meal. It’s really helped me identify the difference between out children not wanting to eat something because they are a toddler/young child and them legitimately having a sensory issue with the texture of the food we’ve made for them.
This video really hit home for me on this topic (and yes, Indian food ROCKS but I’m sad it took me 30 years to realize it).