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Thursday, June 30, 2011
Once upon a time, a very long time ago, I had two boys who would devour anything I fed them. Those days are long gone, and now I deal with two adorable but picky eaters. When both Diego and Dylan started eating table food, they loved to eat typical Mexican food, I'am not talking Taco Bueno here. I' am talking about lengua(tongue) barbacoa (long cooked shredded beef), chorizo (mexican sausage), the types of things I grew up eating. Now they won't touch it. Diego lives off chicken, pasta, and fruits. Whenever I try to get him something new he says " No thanks Mom, I' am allergic". Seriously. As much as the kid loves cheese and eating sliced bread, he won't eat a grilled cheese sandwich. Dylan on the other hand, will at least try new things, and most of the time does like it. Meal times are quite a mess around here, mostly Dylan, the kid can't stay clean for longer than an hour.
One of the things I have done to get my boys to eat sandwiches, is use cookie cutters. Diego prefers a dinosaur shaped sandwich. I also bought edible markers and I draw faces on the sandwich. Before the cookie cutters, they would not even come near a sandwich. They absolutely do not like any dressing either, they prefer them plain and dry. We also use trays in various colors and designs for meals, it seems to get them to eat more.
If anyone has any tips on how to get my boys to try new things, please shoot me an email.