Healthy Eats for a Picky Eater

Thursday, November 21, 2013

We have been struggling lately to get a variety of healthy foods into Roman.

I made all of Romans purées fresh from organic fruits and vegetables up until recently when he decided he is 100% over it. We got away with doing only purées up until a few months ago because the poor kid still only has two teeth. Though it was a lot of work, it was such a relief to be able to ensure he got a variety of fruits and veggies for every meal. 

A simple rule of thumb when making any purée is to clean, peel, steam until soft then use the water you steamed in to thin down the purée. Only use fresh water when steaming kale, spinach or other leafy greens. Roman loved everything from pears and rutabega to spinach and kale... Until he didn't. We have a Baby Bullet which is so quick and easy to clean. 

Some of his favorites now are whole wheat pancakes, bananas, veggie and cheese quesadilla, grilled cheese with turkey and avacado, mac and cheese with peas, Greek yogurt and tortellini. Outside of that - Roman won't eat it. It majorly concerns me that he now isn't getting enough variety. 

Yesterday we made a trip to Whole Foods where it was easier for me to narrow down healthier foods for my little guy that he may actually eat. 

He loved the Christmas trees...

Some of the items we bought are veggie burgers, turkey meatballs, tofu, broccoli pancakes and some better veggie mixes. They also had organic gram crackers which Roman loves. Here's hoping that some of this will be a hit for lunch time! 

What are some ways you sneak veggies in on your little one?


  1. what a cutie! my 16 months old is eating almost everything I'm so grateful for that, the only thing he doesn't like so far is tortilla...though he would gladly eat it if there cheese inside! hahaha
    ps. just found your blog and love it! new follower ;)

    1. You are so sweet! Thank you! Def a work in progress!



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