Tuesday, May 25, 2010

At Least She Ate!

We have been struggling to find a food that Quinn will eat. She's picky about meat and won't really eat any of it unless Tyson's logo is on the bag of breaded mistreated, over processed animals (ewww, gross). She doesn't like hamburger in any form, chicken in most forms, pork or deli meat. She won't eat eggs and is too young for nuts (choking hazard). She does seem to like Indian food but we don't eat that very often. I even took her to Chick-Fil-A today to see if she'd eat french fries and chicken nuggets. Nope, won't have anything to do with them. Sidenote: she did seem to like the ranch sauce.

*okay, okay, I feel bad about giving her fast food. I just wanted something somewhat substantial in her belly since our kitchen is bare and I need her to sleep!*

She's also starting to get picky about her veggies. Just a few weeks ago she'd hurry through peas and carrots. Now she's too good for them. It's been really frustrating watching her ask for food only to throw everything that isn't a baked Lays or processed from a can/sack onto the floor. The kid won't even eat cheese unless it's melted between bread or shredded. I mean cheese! Who in the world won't eat cheese?!

She's been waking up multiple times during the night asking for food. The child isn't sleeping because she's hungry. But I put food in front of her constantly. The problem is she likes fruit, toast, jelly and above mentioned processed snacks. I have to get some more natural food into her little growing body!

With the move coming up, we've pretty much cleaned out the refrigerator and pantry. We are down to just a few items. So tonight was spaghetti night with olive oil, garlic, lemon and pasta water (snuck some peas in there too!). It was really good. See! She ate it!

I'm still scraping it from the floor though....


Sarah and Drew said...

Use the ranch to your advantage! Levi is always more willing to try things he can dip into ketchup, ranch, etc. But as your pictures show she's definitely not wasting away! :)

Madge said...

All three of my kids went through a stage like this. It will pass. and she will eat when she is hungry - just keep some good stuff ready.

Quinn is getting so big!

cindylou said...

Cute picture Hil - The kid's doc said not to worry....they would eat when they got hungry - and they did. Seems you have a different problem though....she's hungry and won't eat. Good luck on that! If she likes pasta, maybe try one of the ones with protein - and hide those veggies in there!