No, you don't say?!? You've got a picky eater on your hands? Well, I'm certain many of us can commiserate. Peggy's looking for yummy meal ideas that might ignite the foodie in her 5 year old. Any ideas?
We are in a total food rut. Our 5 year old would love to live on
starches - potatoes, noodles, bread and crackers. It is nearly
impossible to get him to try anything new. He had extensive food
allergies (dairy, soy, wheat, corn, legumes, many fruits and greens,
etc) and while he's outgrown most or all of them we really missed his
window of learning to enjoy new foods. His 2 year old brother will, and
does, eat EVERYTHING.
Regardless, we are in
a complete rut when it comes to mealtime. If bean and rice burritos
didn't exist we'd be up a creek! I swear they live on peanut butter and
jelly sandwiches, mac and cheese, berries, smoothies, and yes, the
occasional chicken nugget. Well, the two year old eats much better than
this, but you get the idea.
Does anyone have yummy meal ideas? Hits that work for their kids? What do your kids
love for snacks? What are their favorite foods? What is their favorite protein? I'm just drawing a blank these days.