Pre-motherhood I was blissfully ignorant of the food battles I’d one day encounter with my son. I had fairytale visions of him loving squash and happily eating enough Brussels sprouts to feed a small army. And as a baby and young toddler he fed into those dreams. But lately his dinner requests are becoming more limited. We’re talking pizza, chicken fingers and hot dogs. Vegetables are not on the top of his list.
Some don’t need that much encouragement; the kid loves broccoli, corn and carrots. But he’s happy to tell me how much he doesn’t like something (often before he’s even tried it). Lately he’s had a ban on cherry tomatoes and cauliflower. I’m turning into a veggie pusher. Even though I don’t totally subscribe to hiding veggies in meals, I’ll happily add them to something I know he’ll like.
TURKEY AND VEGGIE MELTS