It’s just a phase. Before you know it, she’ll be eating a lot more.
This is the response I continued to hear for almost 3 years when I would express my frustration over my daughter’s disinterest in trying new foods. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth! As a matter of fact, she’s even crossed some food off of the already short list of foods she will consume. (I’m off eggs now, Mom.)
I am now more convinced than ever that my 4 year old is The Pickiest Eater in the World! However, she loves to help out in the kitchen. Remember she wants to be a chef when she grows up. So over the weekend, my little girl and I spent a good amount of time cooking and baking. I was hoping that this would help spark her interest in tasting her creations.
We even made fun things to eat! Like homemade pop tarts and Cocoa Puffs! So here’s how it went down.
After getting our hands sticky with the pastry dough, we rolled it out and cut out the rectangles. I put out a bunch of different jams, spreads and fruit in front of my daughter. She looked at the array of jars and plates in front of her, tasting bits and pieces along the way. She decided on guava jam. I basically had to stop her from eating most of it before it made it into the pastry! Very promising.
After we filled them, crimped them and baked them, my daughter finished them off with some sprinkles. Then into the freezer they went.
The next morning, both of us were excited to give them a try. I popped one into the toaster and placed it in front of my daughter once it was done. She took one bite and made the face I’ve gotten way too accustomed to seeing.
I don’t like the inside. It tastes different hot.
Ugh! So much for my mom win!
This feels like the longest phase ever! Someone please tell this foodie that there is light at the end of this picky, bland, carb only diet!