Originally Posted by donosmommy04
Usually we get him to eat veggies by just tossing them into whatever it is we're eating (like green beans into mac & cheese, or mixed veggies into mashed potatoes, or peas/mushrooms into fettucine alfredo, etc.) DS used to eat the veggies plain, but now insists they are combined with something or seasoned well...and I can't blame him really, I prefer seasoning/sauces to plain veggies, too! We have already become fairly creative in "hiding" (I prefer to think of it as "incorporating" ) veggies into dishes.
She is sensitive to dairy, soy, pears and winter squash so we have to be creative to avoid the first two and still make sure she eats healthy. I try to make things that I would like (of course avoiding her sensitivities) and we just share. She used to be really a picky eater until we figured out she wants to eat what we eat and likes everything in tiny pieces, all mixed together (chopped meats, noodles, veggies, etc- all together). Now I think she eats pretty well!
*toast or english muffin lightly buttered sometimes with berry jam (usually whole wheat)
*freeze dried fruit such as bananas, berries, etc (this is a new thing and the only way she will eat fruit by itself) mixed with cereal pieces (usually cheerios)
*fruit/ricemilk smoothies (frozen blueberries, 1/2 ripe banana and ricemilk is our fav)
*waffles/pancakes made without dairy/soy- throw frozen berries in the batter
*scrambled eggs with veggies, sometimes hashbrowns mixed in
*turkey sausage cut-up (this is one of her most favorite foods- any type of sausage...just like her daddy!)
*sandwich with meat & mayo torn up into little pieces
*burrito with beans, rice & guacomole torn up into little pieces
*homemade soup with most of the broth drained out so its soft chunks (big favorite!)
*vegetable tempura! (we went out for teriyaki and she loved tempura veggies!)
*spaghetti with sauce and turkey sausage- I add lots of shredded spinach and chopped carrots- I tell my DH (who "hates" spinach) that the green stuff is basil and he usually eats seconds :LOL
pretty much whatever we eat for dinner or lunch she shares with us unless it has something she can't have- then I usually just improvise.
Snacks are usually some of the same stuff above, or lots of cheerios. She besides nursing, she drinks water, ricemilk and very diluted juice.
Today for lunch we shared a casserole I made from the following: shredded potatoes and summer squash, pieces of turkey 'ham', mixed up with some homemade Potato & Corn chowder (dairy/soy free- mostly just pureed potatoes, corn, onions, etc plus seasonings) I made last month and froze, then topped with cracker crumbs and baked until bubbly. She LOVED it! We will eat the leftovers for lunch tommorrow!