Reason being, I was having a hard time finding a veggie that didn't get spat out.
To me that never sounded quite right. I know that she's the one with the medical degree, and years of experience, but it doesn't seem logical to give more fruits than veggies, because they're high in sugar.
So I got crafty and put my vitamix to use, and made "special applesauce". I use apples, and would put in kale, or spinach, or whatever veggie I had on hand that was fresh.
Well, she's almost two now. I feel that she's old enough to move past being coaxed to eat things, or having to hide veggies in applesauce or oatmeal bars. Plus, I'm getting tired of making special food for her. If we're eating beef stew, then I want her to eat it with us.
First of all, do you think I'm being unreasonable? I don't want to start food wars either. Secondly, has anyone been told this by their Ped...about fruits counting as veggies?
And lastly, at what age should I be able to tell a child to eat what is put in front of them, and not have a tantrum about it? Thanks in advance for taking the time to reply. Dd is my first, and only child. So there is a lot that I'm ignorant about.