At Finn’s one year well-child visit this week I shared with our pediatrician that Finn doesn’t seem super into food.
He said…”if in a day one meal is good, one is so-so and one you wonder why you even prepared…you’re doing great.”
PRAISE GOD! At one year old, food is so hit and miss but I’m trying to not stress about it. Finn is tracking perfectly on his growth curve, healthy and happy. I truly believe that he will eat when he’s hungry.
Here are some of the things that I’ve been preparing for him lately. Whether he’s actually eaten them is the wild card. 🙂
Ravioli, green beans, mandarin oranges. Finn had ZERO interest in this. (And this ravioli is SO good)
Same thing, add chicken, watermelon and pineapple. NOPE.
Grilled cheese with a side of a lentil/ground beef mix. He ate a little of all of this.
Quesadilla with spinach and cheese, cooked butter. Was like, “no thank you.”
Scrambled eggs, mandarin oranges, banana pumpkin muffins. Ate some of the eggs and muffins.
Burger patty, macaroni and cheese, peas with butter. Ate some of the burger and mac.
French toast, bananas and watermelon. Not one bite of this went into Finn’s mouth. It all went onto the floor. If he’s not into what’s on his tray, he drops it on the floor.
Fried egg, banana pumpkin mini muffins, watermelon. He ate some of all of this.
Chicken tossed in salsa, black beans and corn. Ate none of it. Ugh.
What my little guy loves the most is carbs. Crackers, toast, graham crackers… you name it. From what I understand this is completely normal and my philosophy is to continue to offer him EVERYTHING even if he’s declined it 20 times before. I count it as a win if he interacts and plays with a food. If he brings it to his mouth…YAY! I’m not stressed about his pickiness right now. He’ll find his way and the less I push it, the more it will flow.
Oh and I’m also planning to take the Feeding Littles Toddler Course as soon as I have a minute to do it!
Was your one year old/toddler a carb lover?
How did you continue to introduce fruits/veggies if your little wasn’t a fan at first?