Sunday, July 17, 2011

5 Colors a Day for 1 Week - Day 4

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.

Day 4

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
Yellow: bananas
Orange: carrots

Read more:

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3

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