We had it coming

For a fabulous complexion, superhero immune system, enviably plump rear end, and nicely rounded tummy, may I suggest:


Main Courses

French toast
Cheese grits
Vanilla yogurt topped with whole fruit spread and wheat germ
Grilled cheese sandwiches (cut into triangles)
Whole wheat bread with fruit spread (cut into triangles)
Sliced cheese (cut into triangles)
Lightly toasted bagels with cream cheese (cut into TRIANGLES, lady!!)
Purple grapes
Raisins, dried cranberries, mixed dried fruit blends
Gerber toddler strawberry-banana fruit bars


Diluted apple juice

Occasional side dishes

Cottage cheese
Toothpick sized shreds of ham
Oatmeal with butter, brown sugar, and chopped walnuts
Gerber mac-n-cheese
Gerber cheetos
Cookies, brownies, crackers, pilfered junk food


And, yeah, that’s pretty much it. Veggies? Nuh-uh. He’ll put bites in his mouth gamely, then scrape them off his tongue. Same with stew meat or meatballs, chicken bits or fish. No spaghetti sauce, no V-8 fusion juice, no exotic green juices. Noodles, not so much, although I keep those Gerber mac-n-cheese cups in the pantry for rush meals; he’ll still eat those.

Rainbow has the dubious honor of being our FIRST child to be a legitimately picky eater.



1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Mare in ATL
    Apr 08, 2011 @ 21:16:50

    I am not a parent but I AM a picky eater, much to my chagrin. Jessica Seinfeld’s approach and cookbook are a great way to get kids to consume the right foods without protest. Sneak them in !!! One other suggestion- I just bought a fancy Blendtec unit. It makes everything from ice cream to hot soup, smoothies AND yummie frozen adult beverages. I think I might be in love ! You can put spinach in whole fruit drinks. and it will turn an iphone into dust if it ever makes you mad.

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