I was watching a re-run on Oprah yesterday. Oprah had Jessica Seinfeld on her show and they were talking about hiding vegetables inside meals for kids. Jessica sits down every Sunday evening and puree's her vegetables for the week. Then when she cooks meals and treats for the kids she adds these color matching puree's. For example, cauliflower inside mashed potatoes. Spinach on chicken fingers, whole chickpeas inside oatmeal raisin cookies, and she can hide basically any vegetable of any color inside her rich chocolate brownies.
That's all great in theory but Jessica hasn't met my son. Mac N Cheese, forget it. Chicken nuggets, no way! Casserole, are you out of your mind? PB&J, now you've gone off the deep end!
This kid literally eats three things. Whole wheat toast, (must be in the shape of the favorite animal of the day) steamed rice and anything from a package. (can you say carb overload?) He has added three fruits to his repertoire: apples, bananas and strawberries. He has to choose one fruit after lunch and one fruit after dinner before he has dessert. And for him, milk is a food group. He goes through gallons each week. I'm not exaggerating.
So I'm asking you Jessica Seinfeld, how do you get a kid to just plain eat?