This morning Penelope and I took one of our morning walks and she said
If you would of asked me if Penelope was a good eater a few months ago, I would have said yes. Than her teeth came in all at once and her taste buds completely changed, now she is the most pickiest of eaters including even pickier than her father who once told me he was allergic to eggs just so he wouldn’t have to eat them (he’s not allergic at all).
Most mornings me and P like to go for a little “adventure” as she likes to call it, which usually is just a walk around the block and back. This morning we got a few houses in and she said “Apple!”, pointing to the apple tree hanging over our neighbours fence. I don’t even know how she spotted them, but I expertly braced myself against the fence to grab her a few apples.
She was so proud of herself for spotting a real life, wild apple tree!
Every tree on our walk home was checked for more apples.
Apples, grapes and strawberries are the few things she actually wants to eat lately.
Otherwise its “bubba” and “malk” or “choc-late malk”. This girl can drink her bubbas let me tell you! I know its completely normal for her age to be super picky, but as her mama I still worry if she’s getting enough vitamins and I’ve always got a running tally in the back of my mind checking off when and what she last ate.
so when I came across this recipe last week, I crossed all my fingers in hopes that she would actually like it, let alone try it. Most books I’ve read about child development all say the same thing about this age, they want to help you do whatever it is your doing.
So instead of making her the smoothie myself, as easy as that would be. I made sure to include her in peeling the banana, pouring the milk and she even helped eat some of the strawberries.
Stephanie’s Picky Eater
Here are some of my other favourite recipes for toddlers who are picky eaters: