Monday, August 13, 2007

Vegetables

Lulu won't eat vegetables. I've tried everything I can think of, aside from going back to the mushed up ones she has to eat because I feed them to her on a spoon. I've cut them up super small so she doesn't have to take bites; I've left them large so she can take bites. I've mixed them with macaroni and cheese or mashed potatoes or alfredo sauce or other vegetables. I've given them to her while she waits for the rest of her food. The list goes on... Yesterday I thought I'd managed to get her to eat a pea. She was playing under the table after eating all her dinner except her peas, and (usually I don't let her eat anywhere but her seat at the table) I said, "Do you want this?" and I gave her a pea, and she put it in her mouth and didn't spit it out before she disappeared around the corner. So I called, "Do you want more?" and from the other room I heard, "Mo. Mo. Mo." and she came back so I held out another pea and she spit out the first pea and threw it on the floor and then refused the other one. She won't eat them from her plate or from my plate or from her sister's. One time she ate green beans with ketchup on them. But only one time. Pete showed her that. Pete used to eat all her vegetables. She's five now so she only eats what you tell her she has to eat, but we're pretty sure she'll grow out of that. I don't know what to do about Lulu, though. She can't just eat fruit, especially since a lot of times she refuses to eat that too. Maybe it would be easier if she had molars...

6 comments:

Mommy's Nintendo said...

Ooo! Someone on a parenting website I look at sometimes suggested letting the kid use puréed vegetables as dip...

Princess Sparkle Pants said...

What about vegetable juice?

Mommy's Nintendo said...

Hmmm... veggie juice... I'll have to look into that. Commercial juices like V8 are usually kind of high in sodium...

Princess Sparkle Pants said...

Make it yourself! Do you have a juicer? Or- I know- carrot smoothies! (retches to self...)

Mommy's Nintendo said...

Nope. No juicer. Might be hard to talk Husband guy into one, but I'll try...

Princess Sparkle Pants said...

Also- I think Juicyjuice just came out with some. Harvest Blends or some such.

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