Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Chocolate Avocado Pancakes - kid approved. No really.

My kid won't eat vegetables. And not like he ate them once and decided not to anymore, it's more like he's never been willingly to eaten one. In times of desperation and a being a little bit insane, I might have made him eat broccoli or something, and he puked everywhere. That's usually what happens if we force Wyatt to eat something that he doesn't like or THINKS he doesn't like. He once puked eating pudding because he convinced himself he wouldn't like it.

I made Wyatt Chocolate Avocado pancakes yesterday for dinner because honestly, I don't know what else to do. He eats almost every fruit you can think of, but its crazy to me that he won't eat any vegetables. He won't even try them. Am I alone in this?

As for the pancakes, it was really simple. I threw one avocado in the blender with a half cup of milk, 1/4 cup of ovaltine, and a splash of vanilla extract. I then made pancakes but skipped the milk (plenty in the avocado concoction), added the egg, etc. I served them up to Wyatt and he had no clue. I even took a little bite and I had no clue either. I'm sure someone who's more pinteresting than me could make this healthier, but I was more focused in getting him to eat it; which he did.

What do you do with a stubborn kid like this?

Things I've tried-

1. Letting him cook with me. Yeah no. Now he knows what is exactly in his food.
2. Forcing him to eat.
3. Hiding veggies in his everyday foods. Maybe I generally suck at it, but he can always tell. It's insane. I also already know about Jessica Seinfeld's book, Deceptively Delicious. I should just buy it.
4. Smoothies are a no go too. Ugh. Texture? I don't know.

It's just crazy to me that Wyatt is so picky because I'm the most adventurous eater ever. I love food and will try anything short of a turd. Maybe he gets it from his burritos only father?

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