There’s a phrase I’ve heard over and over lately at meal time, “I don’t like that.” No, not from the Food Snob, but from Toddler Snob. The 2′s have given us our fair share of challenging moments, meal time being one of them.
I used to brag about and marvel at how much and the variety of food our child ate. These days, however, it seems she has a penchant for “snacks.” If the meal isn’t framed as a snack, she simply pushes her plate away with a definitive “I.don’t.like.that.” Whew.
Since it is now rare to see a vegetable pass through her lips, I’ve been trying to disguise (well, more disguised than just a pile of them on a plate) them with other foods that could be considered snacks. This is an example of something I offered her for lunch.
Raw cashews, raisins and
Quinoa Broccoli Cheddar Bites
1 cup cooked quinoa
1 lb. frozen broccoli, steamed and roughly chopped
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1. Grease a mini-muffin tin and preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl and scoop into muffin tin.
3. Bake at 350 degrees until golden brown around the edges.
So far, so good! Please, please tell me, how do you deal with a picky eater? This is a new territory for me.
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