Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Study in Contrasts

List of foods in our household that Genevieve will not eat:

pasta
potatoes (including fries)
sweet potatoes
squash (all varieties)
hummus
green beans
lima beans
cooked carrots
mushrooms
onions
cucumber
green bell pepper
red bell pepper (off and on)
string cheese (off and on)
plain yogurt
(cow's) milk
soy milk
salsa
deli turkey
deli ham
chicken breast, no matter how prepared
turkey meatloaf
turkey burgers
veggie burgers
roasted beets
roasted leeks
roasted parsnips
beet greens
Swiss chard
spinach
whole-grain brown-rice cakes
mango
brown rice
edamame
lentil soup
fish

List of foods that Julia will not eat:

mushrooms

Have I mentioned that my daughters are complete opposites in every way?

6 comments:

Rob Hardy said...

That's quite a list! My older son, Will, likes nothing better than a big, juicy hamburger smothered with barbecue sauce. His younger brother, Peter, is a vegetarian who actually doesn't like vegetables all that much. They're 16 and 13, and pleasing them both at the dinner table is still a bit of a challenge, unless we have pizza every night.

Shan said...

Yes, notice that "pizza" is not on either girl's "won't eat" list. (Is it on ANY kid's "won't eat" list?)

Since starting on table foods, Genevieve has subsisted by and large on bread and butter. She is truly all carbs, but it must be working for her because she's adorable and full of spunk.

Heidi said...

Not too much fruit on G's don't-eat list either. That's good, at least.

Shan said...

Her main foods are fruit, bread, and scrambled eggs!

donna said...

My son is a picky eater. Didn't used to be, but one day he woke up (as a toddler) and became a picky eater. If he had his way, he would subsist on macaroni and cheese.

My daughter, on the other hand, will eat just about anything. Except rice. (What's up with that? An Asian child who won't eat rice??) But, she's starting to come around to rice. Thank goodness.

Nonna said...

I was going to ask for the list of foods Genna *will* eat but you've provided it here! Bring on the Flintstones vitamins!!