I call this the air-o-tarian phase. They all go through it. First, make sure that he is drinking water, so he doesn't get dehydrated.
Most important, do not create a monster who only eats nuggets, mac and cheese and hot dogs.
Just keep offering a variety of healthy foods, and eventually he will start eating them. It is also important that you set a great example by eating lots of healthy foods.
Frozen foods are fun to play with, and will get eaten, like peas, blueberries and corn. Chunks of avocado and tofu are loaded with great nutrition, and are fun to squish between little fingers.
I have never met a toddler who wouldn't eat hummus (lots of calcium, protein, good fats and iron), you can mix it with a mashed egg.
Offer cut fruits with yogurt dip, fresh veggies with hummus or salad dressing, cooked whole wheat pasta and veggies with marinara or peanut sauce or cheese sauce.
at 2:11 PM on Jan. 14, 2010