Gisselle - posted on 06/17/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )
My son is 2.5 years old. Up till he was 1 year old, he preferred only fruits and vegetables. He would eat only chicken and vegetables if they were pureed. I started to put more meat on his plate in the hope that when he finished the fruit / veggie and he was still hungry he would nonetheless eat whatever is left on his plate. This worked. Unfortunately he liked meat so much that by the time he was 18 months he started refusing fruits and veggies he used to love. I was not so worried because he still was eating some (avocados, bananas, spinach, pumpkin). Just before he turned two he would not eat any of them at all. He eats all meat (steak, pork, chicken) and fish (breaded, roasted or pan-grilled without sauce), rice, bread, joghurt, spaghetti (without sauce), eggs. I tried making fruits / veggies fun by making shapes out of them. I tried Jessica Seinfeld's recipes. I hid pureed cauliflower in his omelet but after two bites he was on to me. He refused to even try an omelet for a week after that so i stopped. I made milk shakes blended with fruit (he loves milk). I am appalled with all the food i throw away uneaten. He has a huge appetite for the few foods that he likes that is why he is actually a healthy size (65th percentile for weight and 90th percentile for height). I give him a multi-vitamin supplement and my doctor thinks he is getting enough. But i want him to learn healthy eating habits and have a more varied diet. Sorry for ranting and thank you in advance for any tips you can give me.