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How much of a Variety

Posted by on Jul. 28, 2009 at 11:28 AM
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I feel like I need to keep giving her a huge variety of foods to eat. Do I need to make a bunch of varieties and combonations to stimulate her taste buds?

by on Jul. 28, 2009 at 11:28 AM
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TonyaLea
by Bronze Member on Jul. 28, 2009 at 3:10 PM

I always read that the more variety you give them the less inclined they will be to reject new foods as toddlers.  My daughter is now a toddler though, and she will sometimes try new stuff, but she is still a picky eater, but it is very random.  Some days she won't even touch a certain food, and other days she will gobble the same food down like candy.

Also, variety insures they are getting a variety of nutrients.  I always tried to make sure she got foods of all colors of the rainbow to make sure she was getting all the nutrients that come with those colors.  Here is what purees I fed her:

Red=Strawberries (many people do not give berries to one year, but I did)
Orange=butternut squash, acorn squash, carrots
Yellow=crookneck squash
Green=broccoli, zucchini
Blue=blueberries
Purple=plums
White=apples with cinnamon, bananas, pears

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