Friday, March 16, 2007

what to eat?

Can a child live on bread, peanut butter, strawberries, grapes, banana's, yougurt, pasta, waffles, oatmeal and crackers? If not, then we're in trouble with little boy. This is basically his daily menu. I am happy that his bread and pasta is always whole wheat, and his peanut butter is all natural with no sugar. This child has made me eat my words too many times about children and eating. I always said that a child will eat whatever you give them. Offer them good food when they are little and they will continue to eat good food. HA is what I have to say to that now. I always said that I would NEVER make a seperate dinner for my kids. Little Boy has had his share of peanut butter sandwiches for dinner or else he would have starved by now! I think he may have accidently eaten one pea before. Last night I tried to trick him into eating some peas. I put some peas on the spoon under the yogurt - oh no he spit them right out! I offer him veggies at every dinner and I am usually thowing away his share after every meal.

Someone yesterday told me that their sister gives her son V8 juice to get in some veggies. I'm off to Target to give this a try. Pray he likes it. This kid needs some veggies!


jtcosby said...

I put carrots on the babies plate for a solid and I do mean solid three months and each day, they might or might not try them...each day, I threw away what they spit out or just didn't try. But after the 300 millionth time of putting them on their plate, they ate them. As for the starving of the young is my take, and you might think it's cruel, that is totally fine with me but this is my take anyway. I believe truly, if they are REALLY hungry, they are going to eat. There have been quite a few nights of not eating dinner at our house. There are no snacks if we don't eat what is served. There are no other options either. You do get a glass of milk (or four) before bed. But you end up eating the next meal. Even if it is something you don't LOVE. It works like a charm, it's not fun, and we do get the grumpy's from time to time. But I believe when you have more than one child, if you start making something for each one, you are going to start resenting the thought of cooking any form of meal. As for what Young Man is eating, it's pretty good if you ask me. Those are all great things...have you thought about Carrot Juice? Very sweet. Might like it???

Kelly said...

Yes, they have the V-8 fusion juice. We currently have strawberry-bananna.
B loves it, the girls not so much!

Jen said...

I gave my girls V8 last week. They loved it. I really let them taste it hoping they would NOT like it since I had really bought it for myself, but they were instantly addicted to the "soup juice". I guess its no different to them than tomato soup. but be prepared for red poop.

Liam's Mom - Gina said...

I am going to try the V8 thing. good tip!

I am lucky Liam will eat peas and corn, but he won't touch meat since he turned one. I chopped up some turkey lunch meat into cheesy scrambled eggs and he ate every last bite last night! I was so excited!