One of the most difficult things about being a parent is getting Carl to eat right.
Early on I had been really easy on him — trying to get anything down him because he was so skinny. Now I would say that he is average weight, but I can’t get him to eat any vegetables.
With my new look at my diet through Weight Watchers, I started looking at what Carl was eating and realized there were no vegetables other than artichokes going into the kid. That one still strikes me funny – what little kid loves artichokes?
Anyway, today I tried something new. He loves macaroni and cheese – no not anything homemade, but the box stuff. Oh well, I buy it in bulk at Costco and keep little containers of it ready to go. So I heated up his mac and cheese and chopped some fresh spinach with my handy Pampered Chef food chopper (I love that thing). At first he wouldn’t touch it — and begged for other food. I held fast. He started eating the mac that he could see any of the spinach on. Now he is eating bitefuls with a little showing and more hidden behind.
Next I plan on trying other fresh vegetables.