My DS was a super eater from the time we started him on solids (around 6 months old). He'd eat all manner of complex stuff like tofu-spinach-mushroom quiche and seitan parmesan. About a month and a half ago, he decided that he only wanted carbs. About three weeks ago, he decided that only 1-2 bites of any food (carbs included) was all he was interested in.
I think it's because he wants to feed himself. While I've tried to start giving him more finger foods - noodles, peas, almond-butter & applesauce sandwiches, very little of it actually makes it in to his mouth (most ends up on the floor or smashed into his or my clothes). I'm starting to get a little worried about nutrition.
He's still nursing often and is at a very healthy weight, so calories aren't an issue. My own nutrition has suffered since he was born, so I don't feel confident relying on my milk to give him everything he needs. I am especially concerned about protein. So, I'd like to come up with some finger foods for him that are high in protein. Any recommendations?
I think we're doing ok in the B12 department as I sprinkle nutritional yeast liberally and give him vegemite sandwiches a few times a week. Omegas are also pretty good as I use flax oil in the pumpkin soygurt I make (one of the few foods I can still feed him) and try to work avocados in a few times a week (even though he doesn't really care for them). Still, high-protein, nutrient-packed finger foods that DS will eat are a mystery to me.
I wish he liked smoothies, but so far no recipe I've tried has gone over well
My SIL puts (or buys foods with) sugar in everything for her omni 16 month old who eats indiscriminately (go figure!). I confess that there are days when I wish that I wasn't committed to giving DS only whole, vegan, sugar-free foods. I'm starting to get burned out in the feeding department as I feel like I spend my days preparing healthy mini-meals, then chasing after him (it's very hard to get him to sit still to eat) to offer a wide variety of unsatisfactory foods that end up in the trash.
Anyone else with me?