So, Rhanyn goes through these eating spurts....there's weeks where she wants to eat nothing but a few select things, then there's weeks when she will eat...she's just extremely picky about WHAT she'll eat. Let me re-word that....I don't think the problem is that she's picky....it's just that she's kind of "hit and miss" as to what she likes when. Sometimes she'll like something and eat it several times in a row...other times she'll eat it once or twice then not again for several weeks!
About the only things she will eat without fail are cereal, fruit, corn, pizza and gummy snacks.
She will occasionally eat Chicken Nuggets, and at times she will eat other forms of chicken (VERY picky about it though, she'll eat grilled chicken, but will pick all of the chicken out of a Chicken Pot Pie!). She occasionally will eat Pasta (whether it's spaghetti, or plain noodles), and she will occasionally eat pork chops. I think I've been able to get her to eat Taco's twice!
For vegetables, I can occasionally get her to eat English Peas, VERY occasionally get her to eat Green Beans, and sometimes she'll eat Potatoes. Thankfully she does LOVE corn.
I've also found out that she is NOT a sandwhich person...she will very rarely eat a Grilled Cheese Sandwhich. I've tried Peanut Butter by itself, PB&J, PB and Marshmellow Fluff...she still doesn't eat them!
For a while I felt so bad that she wasn't eating much during meals that I would give her snacks throughout the day (ONLY when she asked me repeatedly letting me know she WAS hungry). Usually I would give her a Granola Bar or some fruit. I soon noticed that she started "grazing" throughout the day. She wanted more small snacks than actual meals....so I almost completely cut out the snacks.
She is eating somewhat better at meals now....but I am just SO tired of having to guess what she wants to eat. I feel bad when I cook something and can't get her to eat a bite! I do my best to make sure that I don't actually "cater" to her pickyness, BUT I also worry that she isn't getting the well rounded meals that she needs.
UGH, life with a picky or I should say undecisive eater is soooo challenging!