This guest blog entry from NYC Dads Groups’ food connoisseur, Jeff G, is a repost from our group message board. Perhaps, we can add some commentary to make this more meaningful…
Daily I struggle to provide the recommended daily cornucopia of required nutrients for my son (16 months old) only to have even the most inspired efforts whittled down to yogurt and cheerios, but once in a while serendipity intervenes and he elects a food I had mindlessly prepared for the adults. I’ve had a few of these moments now and it helps with the struggle, but toddler minds have the ebb and flow of the sea so what’s good one day is an insult the next. So it occurred to me to start not so much a discussion but a list of one liners, faves revealed for everyone to try. I’ll start by sharing a couple here:
- Plain boiled chickpeas-One by one, ate 20+! I tried many ways, plain rules the day. Gain: Serious protein
- Whole roasted potatoes-Picked one up and ate it like an apple! golf ball size work well. Gain: Minerals, Vit. C, Calcium
- Steamed whole green beans- Could be the french fry shape? Gain: Vit. A,C, Calcium, Iron, Fiber
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