Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Fresh Veggies

My wonderful son has not been the best eater for the past 8 months or so. He used to eat EVERYTHING I placed before him.. now not so much. I'm lucky if I get him to eat anything I've prepared for the family. He likes what he likes, which happens to be the following: Mac & Cheese, rice, quinoa (yes, I know, of all things, he likes quinoa!) peaches and pears (only if they are in the individual packs, like Libby's), bananas, applesauce, spaghetti with tomato sauce, potatoes (fried or mashed only), yogurt, raisins, Cheerios, crackers. Basically, my kid eats carbs and dairy. But Hallelujah! He has begun to eat something new... fresh corn on the cob! He tears into it. He'll eat up to an ear and a half! I'm getting a quasi veggie into my kid.. granted it's mostly a starch, but hey he's eating it!

If any one has any recipies that can help me hide veggies into his favorite foods, please pass them on!


Marisa said...

If I had recipes to share, I would! I'm having the same problem with Owen!! He'll eat fruit, mac and cheese, anything junky, hotdogs, chicken, rice, cheerios, grilled cheese, pb&j ... but no veggies. I got him eating carrots, finally, but raw and whole. You can make zucchini bread or carrot muffins. Oh... Owen likes butternut sqash soup but i put it in a cup with a straw. He thinks he's drinking rather than eating.

Heather said...

I LOVE that idea! How funny.

Kristi said...

that's got to be hell on you since you eat everything...just have faith that you got me to try things so you soon will work your magic on Thomas too! hee hee.