This week, after being presented with a pretty good homemade shepherd's pie (if I do say so myself), my son declared that "only snacks are good." He turned his nose up after one bite of the mashed potato, ground beef, cream of mushroom soup, and his favourite frozen veggies concoction and ate only a banana, a handful of cashews, dried pineapple, raisins and a few dried apricots. He asked a couple of times for "eggies" but I didn't have any prepared his favourite way: hard-boiled with the yolks removed.
I'm here to ask all the mamas (and dads, if any are reading) for any and all suggestions for healthy and affordable snacks to appease my son's picky appetite. I'm lucky (so far) that he enjoys raw veggies and fruits, dried fruits and nuts and rice cakes. I'm trying to keep the dairy foods to a minimum, because it creates a surplus of mucous that leads to ear infections.
I get into food ruts, which is why I haven't yet been able to stick to a meal plan. I didn't grow up in a food-friendly environment, and I am loathe to pass my aversions on to my son. I don't know why he won't eat his supper anymore. I think it's a control issue. Nevertheless, your suggestions will be very very much appreciated.
This is a pic of the produce we received from the community food program this week. A whole lotta goodness for a subsidized six dollars! Note that the potatoes are locally grown, and still covered in dirt. I like that! There is also a cartload of beets ... any ideas for beets?