My daughter is now 2 1/2. She has always been healthy, No allergy of any food and has never gotten too ill. Common cold here and there. She is very tall. Must have gotten it from my husband and I. She is in the 98 percentile in height and 84 percentile in her weight. ( from a week ago during her last doctor visit)
In my opinion she is no where over weight as she is a very tall. But I feel that it can eventually get there in few years. I have always battled with my weight and been feeding her not so healthy food all her toddler years. I feel terrible and feel disgusted the fact that I’ve been neglecting her future eating habit. She loves fruits very much and can eat bowl full of it any time of the day but she has terrible phobia with vegetables. She won’t even eat a piece of onion in her spaghetti.
To fix this problem I’ve tried making her juice with fresh fruits and vegetables with a juicer. She hates and can taste even the littlest amount of vegetables in her juice. I’ve tried over cooking vegetables and smashing it and mixing it in her food. At first I thought she was doing okay. Like, I use to cook broccoli and smash it and put it in her home made mash potato and call it the "green" food.
Then my husband who doesn’t know any better called it broccoli mash potato. Ever since that she was done with anything that was green. She doesn’t even eat a fruit snack that’s green sometimes. It’s a very odd behavior I can’t understand.
Anyways… Ive bought all the tools to make her food that’s more healthy. I am now making her fruit sorbet instead of ice cream and giving her low fat/ low carb yogurt as a treat.
See.. the problem is.. I spend over 10 times more in the kitchen then I use to. I am constantly making next meal or snack for her but nothing satisfy her. She keeps asking for fruit snacks, gold fish crackers, and cereal bars that are usually load with sugar.
I am getting frustrated and can’t bare to waste any more food by trying to make something for her al the time…
I was thinking about seriously just not giving her anything until she gives in to eat vegetables. I have no idea how long that would take but my mom is totally against it.. she thinks this will just traumatize her from eating healthy..
hmm.. any advice or input would be greatly appreciated it!