Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Picky, picky.

moze How do you like his wings?

This little guy hates food.

He eats: macaroni and cheese, bread, rice, fruit, beans, cheese. Anything white or light brown.

He won’t eat: meat, vegetables, anything green. 95% of what I’m cooking these days.

I don’t make him anything special. I put out what I’m making for dinner and I rarely even give him a plate, because he looks at what we’re eating, and takes off. I also rarely make any of the foods he does eat, other than beans, so he skips meals pretty constantly, even though the doctor has told me “He’ll eat whatever you give him if you don’t give in.” I think it’s a lie that “kids will eat when they’re hungry.” The kid is definitely hungry. He eats like a monster if we serve anything he actually likes. He’s also a pipsqueak when his height is compared to his weight. Jake and I both have recently started just feeding him whatever the fattiest caloric things he will eat when we have them.

If I put a food into his mouth, he spits it out before he tastes it, or just closes his lips so tightly I can’t get it in. He doesn’t care how many times he goes in time out and he doesn’t care about the bribe of dessert. He wants the dessert, so badly, and he will scream about it, but he will NEVER eat that bite of food you want him to eat.

I just can’t understand this. Part of me gets that there are people in this world that could care less if they eat their spaghetti with canned tomato sauce (and I know some of them), but also part of me thinks if they just could taste something better, they would be instantly converted.

I guess it’s not true. Some people don’t care about food.

I can barely believe it. Like, if I make some Korean tacos, there is no way Mozely will even try it. And I think there are people out there that even if I got them to take a bite of this Korean Taco, that they would prefer Taco Bell in a heartbeat. Mozely better not be one of those people when he grows up. He and I will not get along.

My favorite taco truck, the Tiki Truck, has “crack sauce” (the recipe of which I would pay a pretty price), and I just try my darndest to make a creamy coleslaw to remind me of it, especially now that he just announced he’s closing down the truck until further notice. OregonTrip031


I wrote an article about Korean Tacos that is coming out in the paper tomorrow. These aren’t the pictures that I submitted for that article but they look pretty good too. I am missing tortillas as of this moment, because I went back on my Paleo diet.

(Remember tip #1? Man, I’ve been repeating that one a lot lately.)

So here’s my thought about food, for today, but they relate to diets too.

Tip #5: Try something new.

Some Paleo and Clean Eating people I’ve been paying attention to, that actually make good looking food.

Andy Doanut



and Emma, a friend from High School who was an exchange student from Australia. Her food is wonderful.

By the way, I’m on Instagram. A lot. It’s the new Facebook and food blog. I’ll see you there.



CrystalsCozyKitchen said...

My 3 Year old son is like that as well... Our doctor told us to keep offering him vegetables at every meal (even though he never touches them) because he may eventually eat them (he said his son finally ate salad at age 13). Oh and to give him a multivitamin. I've gotten to the point of
just asking him what he wants to eat. He likes apples, bananas, pineapple, bread, muffins, yogurt, grilled cheese sandwiches, mac & cheese, Peanut butter sandwiches, and quesadillas.
It is so frustrating to deal with a picky child. I'm hoping it is a short phase!

Katie Lewis said...

When I was an aide at the BYU preschool we had a little boy in our class who also only ate white/white(ish) colored foods. As far as I remember (and, admittedly, I don't remember all that well), his mom was of course aware of the problem when he started preschool, but had no idea what to do about it. Not knowing about any of his food issues, I (nicely) made the kid eat an apple with peanut butter and marshmallows on it (one of those terrible "apple smile" things) at snack time and the mom was overjoyed that he actually tried something. After we (the staff) learned about that the kid was referred to a food therapist (or maybe it was called something else). Anyway, in this kid's case, I think he had a lot of textural issues with food. But he was also only eating things like what you said Mozley eats, all the pale stuff. Anyway, I'm pretty sure after the kid worked with the specialist things got better.

Also, one of my brother in law's apparently used to be like this as a kid. He's really normal now. So, ya know, probably there's hope. :)

Mariko said...

Crystal: I'm glad we're going through the same thing. I like that you're positive. I will try to follow your example. :) I make Mozely eat two multivitamins a day. I don't think it changes much but I do it anyway. Ha ha.

Katie: Eek. This totally scares me. Amaya was picky at the beginning too, but not this bad, and I was scared to death she wasn't going to like food either. I can't even figure out what it is that Mozely doesn't like about foods... I think he just only likes sweets.

Nippon Nin said...

I'm worry little bit about that but I hope he will start eats anything/everything especially healthy foods.

Anonymous said...

Maybe try smoothies. That's how I got my kiddos to consume good healthy calories. We blended fruits and veggies and also made oatmeal smoothies for breakfast. :)

Mariko said...

Luckily he does like smoothies. He will even drink completely green ones. Thank goodness for small miracles. :)

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