2 hours ago
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Look! Avery eats fish! Specifically, salmon since that is the only fish I will eat besides tuna. I love that Avery is such a great eater. She thinks cold peas or cold green beans are a great snack. Blueberries ("beebees") will get her to do just about anything. Of course, we did order a pizza last night for dinner and she chowed down with mom. But, she wouldn't sit down to eat until I put peas on her plate too and gave her a spoon.
Why is Avery such a good eater? She's never known any different. She has no idea what candy tastes like. Oh, I lie. I gave her a Junior Mint a few months ago and she spit it out. She's never tasted pop/kool aid/etc. Apple juice makes her get a horrible diaper rash so we stick to mostly milk and water around here. She LOVES carrots and hummus.
When Avery started solids it inspired me to eat better. I don't want to put crap in her mouth, why would I put it in mine? We aren't perfect but we've made great strides in the right direction. I've always been a fairly healthy eater so it's not a huge leap for me. Lately we've been loving sitting down and munching on steamed broccoli with a little salt, pepper, and lemon juice for a snack. Or chilled green beans dipped in ranch. I actually served them as "french fries" the other night with turkey burgers. I love knowing the eating habits I'm instilling in her now will follow her for a lifetime.
Posted by Jen at 6:00 AM