After reading this post by Sarah, I decided to write about Lil's eating habits as they're starting to worry me so any advice would be gratefully received.
She picks at her breakfast and will have a mid morning snack, usually a banana which she'll eat. She isn't the slightest bit interested in lunch, whatever I make her, however yummy, she turns her nose up at it and will only pick at some rice crackers or Organix tomato snacks. Dinner, she'll eat (most of the time). It nearly always consists of some type of pasta dish with vegetables (filled pasta or veggie lasagne) or fish.
This week, however, I've decided things really need to change. Not only is it frustrating, after freshly preparing her meals only for her to throw her plate off the table or feed the dog her meal, I'm worried she isn't getting the nutrients she needs.
Is it because she's suffering so badly with her teeth? Could this be why she's off her food? I remember, before she got ill on her birthday, that she used to eat every meal and more. She really loved her food and it made me so happy to see her eat well. But now it's all changed and it's started to upset me. Could it be a (long) phase she's going through? I hope, whatever it is, she snaps out of it soon.
Meanwhile, I've started writing up meal plans for the week so I can prepare some meals in advance and know everyday what we're going to eat. Overly organised? Maybe, but I feel like I need a little more structure to meal times.
This week we'll be eating:
Fruit Burst Muffins
Bran flake Pancakes
Mushroom and Chickpea Burgers
Chicken and Spinach Spaghetti
Fish and Chips
Do you have any great recipes we could try? Any lunch ideas are welcome too.
Let's see how we get on. Wish me lots of patience.