Do your best old lady voice: What’s all this I’m hearing about kale? What is this here Quinoa (KEEN-wah)? How do you make an eggplant anyway?
Buy a little kale, quinoa, or some other food you haven’t yet experienced. Look online for a recipe or instructions on how to make it and give it a try as a side dish with dinner. You might discover something you couldn’t believe! You’ll also round out your diet with balanced, healthy foods.
I was asked recently by a lady in her 60s how to cook fresh broccoli as I was adding some to a bag. I was so happy she asked! (You can boil broccoli for 2-3 minutes, but I prefer to make a shallow pool of water in a wide skillet, put the lid half on and let it steam for a few minutes. Add a little grated parmesan over the top, and/or add a tiny bit of butter to the pool of water for serious yum.)
A couple of years ago a kid from my daughter’s school was visiting and wondered if she could taste vanilla soy milk. She loved it, and I was moved by her enthusiastic response: “I could have gone MY WHOLE LIFE and not had this!” Tasting one new food made her realize the importance of new experiences. And she was all of 9 years old at the time.