...are definitely expanding!
Last night - bean and cheese quesidilla with grated carrots snuck in ;)
Breakfast - banana/blueberry muffin, some of my berry "Go-Mega" smoothie - Odwalla
Lunch - a *bunch* of blueberries, again, obviously a fave! Tried the PB&J - didn't go over so big today. Cubes of cheese.
Snack - half a banana
Snack #2 - half an orange (yes, a whole half an orange all on his own!)
Dinner - 5-6 raspberries (he seems to really like these!), potato with cheese, a few bits of apricot, and tried to get him to eat a bit of broccoli with the potato - he's too smart for that LOL!
Yogurt & multi-grain cereal mixed in.
So the continued quest is to get veggies in there. Part of it is that his eating reflects my habits - but I mean, he can't yet eat a raw carrot, and doesn't seem to care for things like corn with butter or green beans....it's kinda tough.
I just got this book from the library: "The Sneaky Chef: Simple Strategies for Hiding Healthy Foods in Kids' Favorite Meals"
There are some really creative ideas that I would *never* think of on my own for getting veggies in foods that kids won't even notice. She has a whole list of "juices" made out of spinach, carrots, and all kinds of veggies/fruits that you put in things like cupcakes, milkshakes, even mixed in muffins! And 1 Tab. of the spinach juice equals 1/4 cup of raw spinach. I will not be forever-masking vegetables for my children, but on the other hand, you can't literally force a 1 year old to eat what he just won't eat. So I think incorporating some of these strategies will help get more nutrients in his food, and hopefully I can continue to work on gradually making vegetables more appealing/getting him used to the taste.
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