Originally Posted by 4evermom
Until you come across a really great deal and stock the freezer with chicken and buy 50# of potatoes. Then suddenly she will hate chicken and potatoes.
Stocking up on favorite foods is a sure fire way to have their food preferences change!
Why is this????!!!! (Actually my husband does this, too!)
Some of our trouble is the competing allergies in our house that force us to take on routines I don't like. One is the fact that I am *always* a short order cook. This happens less often now that my 6.5yo is expanding her diet, but for 2 years we've pretty much put on the whatever anyone wanted. (To an extent, there is only so much you can prepare for one meal.) My picky 4.5yo (no food allergies) will eat noodles, but my oldest is allergic to wheat (and rice and corn) and dairy and there are some things that will make her cry in despair if we eat but she doesn't get to. The same goes for salmon which she loves and can't have. Now that dd1 is a bit more understanding we would add the noodles, but of course dd2 is beyond them now. Sometimes I think if we had lentil soup, beets, quinoa, spaghetti and meat balls and broccoli etc etc *every night* she would still be eating them. Drop them for a week and they are off her radar. I was thrilled when she added almonds and hazelnuts back because she stopped liking eggs and yogurt, but of course she doesn't like any of that now. Not chicken now, either, not hamburger.