We’re having some food related issues at the moment, partly Athena being fussy and partly me being uninspired and not knowing what I can cook/prepare to encourage her to try new things that she might like! She has a good appetite but only for certain things, and she has a really sweet tooth!
I freely admit to using packaged microwave meals for toddlers every so often over the last few months when I was too tired and pregnant to cook something ‘proper’ for her, but now I am not I want to stop using them and attempt to have all of us eating the same thing each night as much as possible!
Things she happily eats: Chips, waffles, toast, crumpets, yoghurt’s, breadsticks, scotch eggs/sausage rolls, baked beans, chicken nuggets, rice, chilli con carne, noodles, raisins, banana chips… and probably other things that I can’t think of right now! I have to hide veg chopped up really small in sauces and hope she doesn’t notice them!
What I’d love to do is start making healthy meals and snacks, like savoury muffins and biscuits etc so I have bit more control over what she’s consuming! Clearly she’s not lacking in appetite and lets face it, she’s got rolls in all the right places so she’s definitely consuming enough food, I just wish it was a little healthier! It’s vegetables that seem to be the problem, and even some fruit. She has a love hate relationship with Bananas, won’t eat apples fresh but loves grapes and satsumas.
Organix recently sent us some some of their new fruit bars to try out, and they go down a treat and are now kept in the changing bag for a healthy distraction snack when we’re out and about (especially handy for when I need to change Arlo’s nappy!) and the Apple & Date is a particular favourite considering she wont eat a fresh apple!
So any ideas/recipes/posts you’ve got that you can fling in my direction to help hopefully cure my slightly fussy eater would be much appreciated! Also yes, she is eating a satsuma with a fork, who knows why?