it's no secret that i love food. so far olivia's been really good about eating. hasn't refused much. however, she wont eat plain veggies, for the most part. sometimes she will and sometimes she wont. sometimes she'll eat them if i feed them to her, sometimes she wont. i can't figure it out. so, my friends with kids her age and i have been brainstorming ways to get more veggies in their diets. so far we've (well, they, and shared with me) come up with some good ways. and it's working! so, if i have to "hide" them for the time being then i will. as long as she doesn't end up eating a frozen meal every night like me!
i did make a list of "easy" dishes that i like and can also introduce to olivia and went grocery shopping today. i want to start cooking but it's so hard doing it alone after work. olivia just wants to play and since i haven't seen her all day i'd also rather play with her. and she's still going to bed really early so actually cooking a meal, feeding her, bath and then bed; that leaves no "quality" time. if anyone has any suggestions please let me know!!
olivia had 2 food firsts this weekend.
this could have been her first chocolate; i'm not sure. someone's probably snuck it to her when i wasn't looking!
first mexican food at my favorite place - the dirty verde!
this was another item that she wasn't thrilled to self-feed. she ate a few bites and then acted like she was done. i knew she hadn't eaten enough so i started feeding her with a fork. she ate a lot more that way. so, maybe it's a texture issue. but i find it hard to believe that cheese enchiladas and mexcian rice feel the same way as veggies!