Time for another edition of Finn’s eats…which also encompasses to his recently “not” eating.
Before you have a toddler…”I’ll introduce my baby to all sorts of foods so they will be well-rounded and not picky.” Once you have a toddler…”Graham crackers count as a meal.”
Early in our BLW adventures, an Instagram friend commented that she doesn’t stress about food because it’s one of the few things that babies/toddlers can control. That has REALLY stuck with me and given me a lot of trust that Finn will eat when he’s hungry. I want to honor and hone is intuition around that as much as possible.
As of now Finn loves ground meats like meatballs and meatloaf, shrimp/scallops, cheese, grilled cheese, graham crackers, oatmeal, any kind of crackers, veggie burgers and sweet potato/spinach kale bites, smoothies, scrambled eggs and toast in all forms. He will not eat fruit unless it’s cooked into oatmeal or blended into smoothies. He won’t eat veggies unless they are cooked into a meal.
So…fun times! All that being said, I am trying to stay focused on the long view so I give him things I know he likes but keep offering things I know he doesn’t too. I truly believe he will come around. I’m also going to do the Feeding Littles Toddler Course in the next few weeks.
It takes a lot of work to plate and photograph Finn’s eats, and he’s not exactly patient at mealtime and sometimes on the verge of a meltdown, but I shot the last five days of for you!
Greek yogurt blueberry pancakes with a thin spread of almond butter. Scrambled egg cooked in butter. Ignored the pancake ate the egg.
Cottage cheese scrambled eggs, Dave’s Killer Cinnamon Raisin Bagel with butter and cream cheese, fruit. Ate all of the eggs, sucked the cream cheese off the bagels and ate a good bit of the bagel too. Left the fruit.
Grilled cheese on Dave’s Killer Bread White Done Right with blueberries. Mostly played with the sandwich but ate 1/4 and didn’t touch the blueberries.
A cheese ravioli, roasted sweet potatoes, cheese, a single roasted brussel sprout, baked salmon. Ate not even one bite of this.
Toast strips with peanut butter, roasted sweet potatoes, roasted Brussels, cottage cheese. Ate zero. Was ready to nap.
Cheese quesadilla cooked in butter, grapes, turkey. Ate a few bites of the cheese quesadilla. I ate the rest.
Buttered toast, cheese ravioli, cherry tomatoes. Only ate the toast.
Sauteed sweet potato and kale/spinach bites from ALDI. Raspberries, cherry tomatoes and cheese. Will let you guess what he ate…ALL of the bites.
Same bites as above (ate them all) plus cottage cheese, a bite of salmon and a bite of brussels sprouts.
Holding onto faith that Finn will come around to loving his fruits and veggies. In the meantime, trying to keep meals fun and I’ll keep offering him a variety of foods.
Always open to hearing toddler wisdom from those who have gone before me!