Creative Feeding Ideas

Pureed vegtables, dried to a crisp!

Pureed vegtables, dried to a crisp!

About a month ago, Franci decided she had had enough of my super-purees. This was, of course, after I had made a fresh batch of each variety (chicken, lamb, fish and vegetarian). Now I have a couple months worth of frozen baby food that she will hardly touch. One or two bites at a sitting is all she will put up with.

I hate to waste food, but I’m not willing to eat it myself. (I can’t believe she even ate them to begin with). Rather than toss it in the trash, I’ve been exercising my creativity trying to come up with ways to sneak the food into Franci’s mouth.
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Any Brilliant Food Ideas for Picky Eaters?

Despite my best intentions, I now have a picky eater on my hands. When Audrey first started solids, she’d eat almost anything. I could put kale, broccoli, zucchini, beans, or almost anything into her daily oatmeal. When I was trying to fatten her up, I was adding olive oil, brown rice powder, and other things to her porridge, and she didn’t seem to mind at all.

spoonfeeding a baby

Fast forward to 2009: Audrey is three and a half and surviving on just a few boring foods. Depressed by this thought, I decided to make a list of everything she will eat to help me make her dinners and lunches. (I really wish I had the kind of child who just ate what we ate for dinner. Alas, this is not happening. She is already so skinny that I feel like I have to offer her foods she does like, even if it means preparing separate meals.)
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