I think I've mentioned before that Andrew has, um, I guess you'd call them "food issues." Maybe "texture issues" is more accurate. He has strict guidelines, the violation of which result in immediate food ejection.
No lumps in purees. That's the biggest one. That means no stage 3 baby foods. No yogurt with fruit chunks. Et cetera.
He also won't eat any meat in table food form. I've tried it all shapes and forms. No dice.
And then there's the slimy factor. He spits things out faster than lightning if they hit the tongue feeling slimy. This rules out most fruits, pastas, and so on.
So we still serve a good bit of baby food around here and s-l-o-w-l-y work to introduce new table foods.
What table food will he eat? Peas, corn, pancakes, vanilla yogurt, mozzarella cheese, almost any breads or crackers, Cheerios, applesauce (if it's smooth enough), french fries, and raviolis that are cut in half to diminish the sliminess. That's about it. Not exactly the height of nutrition.
Obviously, this won't do. So, I'm asking for your input, oh great citizens of the blogosphere. What do you feed your toddler? I need ideas!
When we got back from Boston, I was so inspired by our friend, the stay-at-home dad, that I batch cooked a bunch of butternut squash and zucchini, just knowing that Andrew would gobble up his little frozen portions just like their daughter did. Think again! Now, I have a bunch of tiny servings of frozen veggies taking up my freezer space.
But I'm willing to give it another shot. Especially you moms of picky eaters, please let me know what has worked for you. We need to expand our menu!
And remember, no nuts or seafood for this little allergic one!