Let's look more closely at this, shall we?
It made my little heart sing :) I actually didn't see these until I was finished paying in the grocery store, but quickly made a u-turn and bought 2 overpriced bags. I'm very excited. Now we just need green onions back and I'll be one happy camper!
But I digress. I started out with this topic because of what the gingersnap eats! Her first good veggie mix was squash and zucchini baked with some sage. We have graduated from that (because I couldn't find any more squash) to sweet potato, green peas, apple, garlic, and sage.
Mixed with a bit of olive oil and baked for an hour or so there is no blender required - it mushes quite nicely on it's own! Served with 9% MF Greek yoghurt and blueberries I feel like she's getting all the appropriate food groups ...
Most of our lunches have become finger food because there's only so much of my life I want to dedicate to spoon feeding her so little chunks of mozzarella or bocconcini and shredded chicken makes up her protein. Those cookies I spoke of and cheerios make up the rest. For the chicken, I use the President's Choice Free From line of products and bake it with some shallots and rosemary, again in olive oil (covered) for about 40-45 minutes. We often share this part of her lunch - it's pretty tasty!
The last thing I wanted to share is the most recent addition to her meals - oatmeal. I know we could have had it a long time ago, but I don't like it and thus she didn't get it ;) I needed something quick today, so oatmeal with apples and nutmeg seemed like a good choice. She, like she does with many first bites, thought this was the worst food ever, but after a few bites I could tell this was going to become a favorite.
I have real problems getting her fed by family members because of this face. It's deceptive! But it we gave up every time she made it, I would still be exclusively nursing my 10 month old. Perseverance. I read somewhere that if after the 15th time you've tried a food you may have something they won't eat. Before that, keep trying :)