February 24, 2014 by BettyCupcakes
I’m going to start this post with a confession: Sometimes, I feed the wee one canned chicken noodle soup for dinner. It’s pretty much the only way to guarantee he will consume vegetables on purpose. I drain off the broth to get rid of some of the sodium. Mom fail? You be the judge (or don’t- because judging is mean).
It’s not that I haven’t tried to get him to like vegetables. You know those cute little food pictures that people make to convince their children that vegetables are fun and delicious? I tried them- a few times. He was not impressed.
Our 22 month old son’s favorite foods:
- Sweet potatoes (roasted with cinnamon and a touch of sea salt)
- Bacon (also known as “bake bake”)
- Pretty much all fruit
- Sweets of all kinds
- Milk- regular, almond, soy. Doesn’t matter- just give him the milk!
- Waffles (or “Faffles”)
- Smoothies (like the Spinach Mango Smoothie)
Our 22 month old son’s most hated enemies (or least favorite foods):
- Anything green, especially vegetable-like objects
- Chunky soups
- Things that are too crunchy
- Anything perceived to be “hot”- spice-wise or temperature-wise
Mostly, I’m pretty cool with his food choices. I put vegetables on his plate every day just to keep reminding him that they are a part of the meal even if he chooses not to partake. Of all the battles that I can choose to fight with the almost two-year-old, food is not one of them. He eats a fairly balanced diet, drinks tons of water, and is super healthy.
What are your kids’ favorite foods?
Any tips for turning a veggie hater into a veggie lover?