As I said above, my daughter is 19 mo old. She has been in a picky eating stage for the past 3 months or so. She does eat at every meal, but it is very limited. I have tried to provide her with healthy choices, she wants nothing to do with it. I try giving her the chicken nuggets and the mama/dada food on her plate, she gets mad and wants it off her plate. She eats a little amount each day, but is growing fine and the dr wasn't concerned. So my question is, do I just give her what I know she will eat for sure or do I continue to try to have her eat other foods in hopes that she will build a larger variety in her daily diet? Here is what she will eat on a daily basis:
Breakfast: whole wheat bagel, toast, pancake, waffle, granola bar, juice, milk, bowl of cheerios with milk or kix.
Lunch: fruit, yogurt, open cheese sandwich on wheat bread, occasional pbj sandwich (1/4 of a sandwich), cheese slices/chunks
Dinner: occasionally rice, mac and cheese, chicken nuggets, mozz sticks, french fries, pizza
We have limited all snacking. However, she loves pretzels, goldfish, crackers, graham crackers, etc. She also likes fruit shakes (maybe 1/4 cup worth).
I have tried to mix veggies into the mac/cheese and rice... she won't eat it. She loves to dip things into sauces right now. Ketchup, bbq, honey mustard, etc. Please give any ideas or reassure me that I shouldn't stress this and just give her the foods above.
Tonight for dinner we had meatballs and ziti. We tried her with it and she threw a tantrum. I removed her from the table and she cried to come back. I put her back and gave her mac/cheese with brocolli. She threw a tantrum. I then tried spaghetti o's. Another tantrum, finally I gave her milkwith cheerios and she ate two bowls of it and was perfectly happy.
Thanks in advance for taking the time to make me feel better with all this. Would you just give your child cheerios for dinner for the next month??? Or continue to try new foods???
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