Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Picky Eater

Last night I tried a new side-dish recipe. Turns out that not even pan-roasting carrots in olive oil and then covering them with a sauce made from heavy cream can convince Genevieve to eat them. Is she crazy?

8 comments:

donna said...

That might not be so curious being that toddlers often like things plain. Maybe next time try leaving the sauce on the side and having her dip. Of course, being that she already doesn't like carrots, you might want to demonstrate the dipping (or have J do it!).

No guarantees, though.

Shan said...

Oh no, Genevieve won't eat a plain carrot to save her life. Nor will she eat a carrot dipped in anything. Believe me, we've tried. As a baby she ate all veggies and now she will only eat peas, corn, broccoli, cauliflower, and tomatoes. Which now that I think about it, sounds like quite a few veggies, but since we eat a lot more kinds of veggies in our family than just those, it seems like very often she's rejecting her vegetables. She won't eat carrots, winter squash, summer squash, sweet potatoes, regular potatoes, zucchini, onions, green beans, beets, bell peppers, snow peas, snap peas, or salad. Yikes!

donna said...

You know that thing about introducing a food more than 20 times before they'll eat it? I've found that doesn't always hold. It worked with my son but not my daughter. With my her, what often works best is to stop serving it for a period of time and reintroduce it - and then she's curious about it rather than just seeing it and refusing to try it. Again, no guarantees, especially with G being so willful.

At least she is eating a variety of vegetables, even though she isn't eating all that you serve. (She could be eating only carrots and nothing else!)

donna said...

Oh, and in G's defense, I wouldn't eat those carrots either. But I'm not big on cream sauces.

Shan said...

I swear to you, I'm not big on cream sauces either, but this recipe was to die for. Really. Should I post it?

Yeah, introducing a food a bunch of times doesn't work with Genevieve, either. I've tried and tried and tried. Maybe I should try your tactic instead, Donna.

Mnmom said...

Put babyfood carrots in her pancakes!

My kids like to eat an entire peeled raw carrot - the whole thing - they think it's a big treat.

Rob Hardy said...

Maybe she'll end up like Peter, a vegetarian who doesn't like vegetables. He'll eat pasta and Boca burgers, but at the end of a meal his plate is usually a palate of pushed-aside tomatoes and zucchini, etc.

Anonymous said...

Recipe please :)