Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Pickiest Eater

I've mentioned it, I've hinted at it, I've glossed over it. The time has passed for hints and mentions and now it's time to let it all hang out. My kid is a picky eater. Like a really picky eater. When she was on puree's she would happily nom up all of her veggies, however now that she eats table food she won't go near a vegetable. I've tried carrots, sweet potatoes, green beans, peas, broccoli, corn, and peppers. She's not having any of it. I used to be able to hide veggies in macaroni or eggs but now she's hip to it and will spit it out.

They say that when you are pregnant what you eat will effect your baby's taste buds. Not true here. I was a vegan for the majority of my pregnancy which meant I ate mostly veggies, whole grains and fruit (and the occasional package of oreo cookies). She didn't get the memo that she's supposed to like those things. Although in Isabella's defense she does love fruit.

The thing of it is, I don't want her to have to be on a diet for the rest of her life and I want her to eat healthy. Because if things continue she'll soon be a walking talking carbohydrate with a cheese purse. But in all honesty, carbs and cheese are pretty fabulous! So I needed to do something so I asked around and everyone kept mentioning Deceptively Delicious by Jessica Seinfeld. It's a cook book that tells you how to hide the veggies in the food. Like cauliflower in muffins and spinach in brownies. It sounds yuck, but people keep saying it works and the meals are kid and adult friendly so I just went out and bought it today. I'm pretty excited about giving it a go, plus I really just love brand new cook books, so I'll keep you guys posted on how it works on getting in veggies to the pickiest eater.

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the shoafs said...

i am LOVING the "walking, talking carb with a cheese purse" line...that is SO me ;)

and i have that cookbook. i've only made a few things out of it because i am not the world's best cook....but the recipes are pretty good and only occassionally have the kiddos been wise to my tricks. good luck!!

Monster's Mommy said...

hmmmmm do you think it works on adults? I hate veggies. :\

Babes Mami said...

Can't wait to hear how it is!

ModernMom said...

Oh I look forward to seeing if this works! I have one of those eaters..sigh:)

Desi said...

Ooooh Let me know how it goes!

lady gray said...

my mom and I were talking about this book literally yesterday for the same reason: Elliot wants to eat yogurt, cheese, and bread... and that's basically it. GAK. He can't even be counted on to eat mac n cheese regularly... best I can do is sneak pureed veggies into his yogurt.

I must find this book, clearly.

K A B L O O E Y said...

That's what I was going to suggest, although I've not so much as paged through it. More power to you. But her tastes may change. As a little one, my kid would eat lentils mixed with brown rice. Then she wised up and became the carb queen her mother is. Sigh. Best of luck. PS: Where can I buy a cheese purse, and are they like Mallomars and only available in cold weather? Because I want/need one. To hold my spaghetti.

Kisha said...

Definitely let me know how it goes, because my older girl is the pickiest chick ever. She could join the walking carbohydrate covered in cheese club for sure!

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