Yes, HRH is a stubborn little devil; every time I think that I've advanced the troops, she manages to institute a counter-attack that leaves me speechless. If she were part of the French army during World War II, the Maginot line would probably have held.
I'm thankful to quite a few of my friends for posting photos on my Facebook page that I have valiantly tried to copy. Creative plates have helped HRH be at least willing to consider some items and actually put other foodstuffs in her maw, so I'll be continuing that as much as possible.
In the past few weeks I have played with Ms. Food Face...
|Yes; I braided angel hair.|
Not as easy as you'd think.
...made flowers and trees...
|For the record, the salad tree (top right) did NOT go over well.|
...and played around with breakfast.
|Homemade granola with fruit in an ice cube tray (left) and|
"apple" pancakes (actually squash - muahahahahahahaha!)
Some success I can brag about is that HRH is eating sprouted grain bread willingly and even enjoying it - when I made her some mini cheese sandwiches, she ate them in three parts: bread, cheese, bread (repeat).
|Hard to tell, but those are a dog, a cat, and a fish;|
she decided that this was an underwater scene and dubbed them
"cat fish" and "dog fish."
Whatever; she ate them.
Additionally, she's finally discovered that food is more fun to eat when it's placed on each of the five fingers first (we're working our way up to olives).
|The dragonfly was a string cheese body, cherry eyes, carrot antennae,|
and strawberry wings.
The stem of the flower had cocoa peanut butter spread on the underside.
The variety still isn't what I want to see, but HRH has decided that she now likes kiwi. She's also unknowingly eaten squash every day this week in leftover pancakes; once she polished off the batch that had chopped summer squash along with the apples, I made a batch using acorn squash (I used a recipe for pumpkin pancakes, and it turned out really nicely).
We're taking a holiday in San Diego this weekend, so we'll see what happens while we're gone. I certainly don't want HRH to be eating nothing but chicken nuggets and French fries, although we may be limited while driving. I packed lots of good snacks, including carrots, fruit leathers, and strawberries, so that we continue modeling good eating habits even when out.
Do you put olives on your fingers before you eat them?
Are you willing to hide healthy foods (like squash) in your kids' meals, or do you prefer to be completely up front with them?