Hi friends. I've had this post in my draft box for quite some time, but haven't sat down long enough to finish it. My son is a picky eater. It makes mealtime stressful and annoying. He eats all fruits, peanut butter sandwiches, sweet potatoes, butternut squash (sometimes) and grilled cheese. He will also consume just about anything from the squeezable packet purees. That's about the only way I get vegetables in him.
I decided to try this new way of feeding because I thought it would help challenge me to serve him some different foods (it was very easy to just keep giving him the few things that he liked to keep for a more pleasant meal time) and also provide him with options...
So the whole thing revolved around using an ice tray or a muffin pan to feed him each meal. I really do like the concept. I've waited to write about it because I wanted to see if I think it really helped us out much and the truth is probably, not really.
I did learn a few more things that he would tolerate such as string cheese and avocados (which he used to love when he was younger and then decided he didn't). They also suggest providing dipping sauces (ketchup, mustard, bbq, etc) to let them explore a bit. Brody has never liked any meats, so I thought this might be a good way to start.
Do you guys have toddlers that run to the pantry or refrigerator multiple times through out the day wanting to pick their own food?? Mine drives me nuts. He wants fruit from the refrigerator non-stop and then any snacks or packets he can find in the pantry. I swear he would eat all day long if I let him. He wears me out....
Anyway, I'm not expert at this idea at all. I'll take any pointers you have. I thought I would just share a few of his meals with you which might help somebody with new ideas...
avocado-chicken-rice-chickpeas-grapes-edamame - sweet potatoes - ketchup - peas- bbq - avocado - craisens
chicken parmesan - edamame - chickpeas - marinara - raspberries - string cheese
broccoli salad - sweet potatoes - chickpeas - avocados - blueberries - butternut squash
raspberries - macaroni and cheese - sweet potatoes - avacados - sweet potatoes - blueberries
blueberries - buttered noodles - avacado - sweet potatoes - string cheese - corn, edamame and tomato mixture
I tried to get back into juicing again to enjoy for myself and to give Brody. He will drink a little bit of it. I haven't been very consistent with the juicing though.
I hope that helps some of you! I'm trying to not get frustrated and roll with the punches. He's always been 80-90% for weight, so he's getting what he needs. It can just be pretty annoying at times :)
Do you have a picky eater in your house? Have you found anything that helps???
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