So if you know Hunter in real life, you’ll know that he’s both a reluctant and picky eater. (though I try not to vocalise this within earshot of him, because I don’t want it to be a self-fulfilling prophecy)
Up until he turned 2 years old (!), he only ate food that was pureed. He just really disliked texture and having to chew, I guess. And til now, at just over 2 years old… he eats very little and is pretty much a vegetarian (!).
His eating is somewhat like this:
Breakfast – plain unsweetened Greek yogurt, with fresh fruit. Or, quaker oat cereal in fresh milk.
Lunch – pretty much anything (thanks to him being allowed to use the iPad during mealtime). But easiest is Japanese food which is always a sure-win.
Dinner – sliced avocado, steamed plain tofu, one hard-boiled egg, one piece of cheese or a bun (the fancy kind from a fancy bakery, supermarket-brand breads are a no go for him). All served separately.
It’s totally BIZZARE how his dinner is always the same. Every night. And he never gets sick of it!! If I try to mix it up and cook a dish, he’ll flatly refuse it. He eats no sauce, no salt, no sugar… all very pure and ‘healthy’ stuff.
So in an attempt to try and get him INTERESTED in a varied dinner…. Chris had the bright idea of DIY pizza night. Getting Hunter involved in the food-making might make him realise food is FUN and yummy, right?!
Hunter did have fun spreading the tomato sauce onto the base.. and popping on some of the ingredients (though he wouldn’t touch any with his bare hands). I think he was happiest watching Chris do it all though!
The pizza had grilled mushrooms, grilled onions, green and red capsicum, corn, ground beef and cheese. We’d figured it was all pretty palatable for a toddler and pretty health. y
The result impressed us, if I do say so myself ;) It was really tasty! We had way more veggies than meat, which is a good thing, and a whole ton of ingredients. Certainly not the usual store-bought kind that has a mere scattering of topping. We loved it :)
The question is, did Hunter eat the pizza??
Well, he ate two 2cmx2cm pieces that I cut for him.. then refused to eat anymore. And then proceeded to ask for his usual avocado/egg/tofu dinner. *facepalm*
Oh well. It was worth a shot!!
Super-fail at throwing a ball. LMAO!