Well, obviously, he likes SOME stuff. But really his food consumption is pretty limited.
He is often labelled a ‘fussy eater’ but I don’t agree with this and I really don’t like people calling him this or saying this to him (which they tend to do while he is struggling to find something to eat!)
Up until age 2 1/2, this kid ate EVERYTHING. Except Avocado. And then little by little he liked fewer and fewer things.
It’s usually the texture. Certain things make him gag. Really. And he won’t eat things that look too brown. Which means a constant battle to cook chicken nuggets to the point where they ARE cooked but don’t have ANY specks of dark brown. And don’t get me started on things with a skin…
I don’t worry about his health. He is a very health, active boy. Plus both myself and his Dad had limited diets as children and now we eat everything. Including Avocado.
What I do worry about is that he has enough to eat.
Especially at school.
They have 3 food breaks – brain food break, big lunch and little lunch.
In the UK this would have been fine – I had his packed lunches down to a fine art. But over here? They just don’t sell the same things!
So I now spend a lot of time thinking about what I can create that he will eat. And I turn to Google for inspiration. But it really pisses me off.
Firstly, I have to search for ‘fussy’ or ‘picky’ eaters to get ideas. But far, far worse than that is the absolute BULLSHIT out there. I mean, which kids who like a small, limited amount of foods, are going to eat tomatoes and quinoa and spinach? If my kid ate those things I wouldn’t need to look on Google for ideas to feed him!
My kid will NOT eat:
So these beautiful photos of ladybirds made out of goddamn tomatoes are a waste of my time!
To work things out for myself, to share my ideas, and start an honest conversation about kids who just don’t like food.