Oscar is a large child. He always has been and I love it. But I want him to be large in the strong sense and not so much the “in charge” way…He really loves protein, dairy and breads. We can do all kinds of meats, beans, rice, breads, milk, cheese and yogurt. But his Vegetable and fruit vocabulary has gotten decidedly smaller. Bananas are in, apples are in. Citrus is out. As are blueberries and grapes. I’m not really sure what else to try! Peaches are hit and miss. I am looking forward to summer and local foods more because I think they taste better.
As for vegetables, it’s more about texture than taste. He will do very overcooked broccoli (I just learned by accident) and cooked carrots as long as they have cinnamon on them. Spinach is out, tomatoes are out (unless it’s sauce), no potatoes, green beans or cucumbers either. He will eat the yogurt meals that sneak in fruits and veggies, but I have to be careful or we overload the dairy.
Do you have any fruit/veggie tricks? How do get your kids to eat more?