So Not Cunning

Today’s attempt to openly serve vegetables to youngest was not a success. She and I prepared her sandwich. She took a few bites of the pita, itself, but when push came to tzatziki and tomato, she would not ingest.

Oh well. Mike and I like the recipe so we’ll probably make it again (and offer her some). At least we’re into trying something new. Now if I can only find an infinite supply of cartoon-illustrated cookbooks for her to browse for recipes, I’ll be set. . . .

4 Responses to “So Not Cunning”

  1. Wegie Says:

    Just carry on, you’re doing the right thing. When I was a kid I would only eat peas, potatoes, carrots and cucumber. Oh, and baked beans as well, I am English after all! Left alone to experiment with my cooking as a kid and then at university, I discovered that I liked all the other pulses just as much as baked beans, and even found a liking for brassicas. If you’d tried to feed me kale and chestnut soup when I was 11 I’d've spat it back into the bowl, I now think that it’s about the only redeeming feature of February.

    Oh, and smoothies are your friend when it comes to veggie and yoghurt ingestion, but you’re probably already well down that road.

    How about pasta sauces? Will they eat something like spaghetti puttanesca?

  2. wolfa Says:

    Have you tried things like cauliflower in bread crumbs? (I think cauliflower is an abomination that should never have managed on the planet, but some people who don’t like veggies like those. Or cauliflower in cheese sauce.)

  3. Another Damned Medievalist Says:

    I don’t know how much pickling does to the nutritional value of veggies, but I have always loved pickled things. And berries are exceptionally healthy. If it’s also the fiber issue, I know this sounds funny, but I really don’t like to eat some kinds of fruits whole, but am fine with them if I slice them up first — apples are the best example. I will eat an apple whole if I must, but would much rather eat apple-y wedges.

  4. Baruch Grazer Says:

    Hiding food has never worked with my kid. But I do find that, on average, he will try new foods standing up at the kitchen counter helping me cook, but only rarely at the table in his chair.

    He’s especially willing to try foods if he’s in the middle of learning a new preparation technique: whisking, folding, kneading, crimping, almost anything. He’ll be concentrating on the technique, I’ll offer him a bit to try, and he pops it in. Then I tell him what it was.