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.