Instead of breakfast I wait a few hours and try to squeeze in a "snack," aka late breakfast... Today she at least accepted a drinkable yogurt...
Lunch and dinner is not an easy task. "I am just not up for eating" is her new thing. She doesn't eat pasta, rice, potatoes, vegetables or most fruit. See the predicament here?
But thankfully she still loves her Green Juice, aka Bolthouse Green Goodness. This green, disgusting "soup" she can drink, it is her favorite juice! Even though she knows it has kelp, broccoli and other things in it she would never even look at on their own. It is my miracle food, just look at this ingredients list:
Apple Juice from concentrate (apple juice concentrate, water), Pineapple Juice from concentrate (pineapple juice concentrate, water), Mango Puree from concentrate (mango puree concentrate, water), Banana Puree, Kiwi Juice, Natural Flavor, Spirulina, Open Cell Chlorella, Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), Lime Juice, Zinc Sulfate, Broccoli, Brewed Green Tea, Spinach, Barley Grass, Wheat Grass, Blue-Green Algae, Echinacea Purpurea Extract, Odorless Garlic, Tamarind Puree, Dragon Fruit Juice, Lemon Bioflavonoids, Jerusalem Artichoke and Nova Scotia Dulce.Since the only grains she gets are from pancakes, bread, granola bars and rice pudding, I try to make these as healthy as possible with little sugar and whole grains. She eats a few fruits and berries, but likes unsweetened apple sauce the best, they make them with flavors like blueberry and peach, with no added sugar.
Sigh. Her doctor is not worried, she seems very healthy, and I will just have to take the doctor's reassurance that she WILL grow out of this soon. Sure hope so!
On the few occasions she enjoys her food, she really enjoys it. Like the other night, when I was making her pancakes (yes, she eats pancakes for dinner), she couldn't hardly wait to eat, and when her plate of whole grain pancakes, turkey sausage and real maple syrup was finally done she exclaimed with exuberance: "Lets feast!"
Sure wish she was that excited about all her food...
In an hours we are going to IKEA. Too bad I can't get her to try some Swedish meatballs, it is a food full of such good childhood memories for me!