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How to Make Food More Appetizing

You can also add colour with a sprinkle of paprika, a small side salad, sweet potato fries or a bowl of chopped fruit.

Add texture

For example, sprinkle yoghurt with granola, top a slice of cheesecake with chopped nuts or add a dollop of creamy sauce to crunchy vegetables. You can also add breadcrumbs to casseroles and dishes before cooking or toast sandwiches before serving.

Ensure that the dish is hot or cold, not room temperature

Hot and cold foods appear fresher and more appetizing than room-temperature foods. However, make sure the food is not dangerously hot, especially when serving young children or the elderly.

Add extra spice or flavour to the meal

For example, add flavour with garlic, lemon juice, lime juice, chopped chives, curry powder, cumin, cilantro or oregano. If possible, use fresh herbs, as they are stronger than dried herbs.

Serve the meal on attractive dishes

For example, square plates add a modern feel, while oval dishes look trendy. Make sure the dishes are the appropriate size for each quantity of food; dishes that are too large for the amount of food served can make it appear as though there is not enough food for everyone to share.