|Dinner - Eggplant Parmesan|
We are more than half-way done with this week's challenge of eating 5 colors of fruits and vegetables a day. With just three more days to go, I think we will follow through with this challenge.
Tip for fussy eaters: A friend recently asked me how I get my son to eat such a variety of fruits and vegetables. Simple, I ask him to eat one bite of this and then he can have what ever it is I know he likes. After he eats something a few times he usually eats it no problem. However, there are days that he's not interested in eating certain foods but I always ask him to eat at least one or two bites of everything we're having for dinner. Up until about 4 or 5 months, he would spit out food he didn't like. Now he willingly will eat new foods even if he doesn't like it. I am never pushy nor do I force him to eat something. I simply ask him or tell him he can have ___ if he eats a bite of ___ first. If he down right refuses, I let it go and try again another day.
Here is what we ate today.
Breakfast: whole wheat pancakes and blueberries
Snack: peanut butter crackers
Lunch: broccoli macaroni and cheese
Snack: green and purple grapes, cranberries, banana, cheese, and Cheerios
Dinner: Eggplant Parmesan, tomato sauce, carrot sticks, and fresh garlic bread
Blue/Purple: blueberries, purple grapes, eggplant
Green: broccoli, green grapes
Red: cranberries, tomatoes