Thank goodness you are a great eater. You often wake up and ask for salad for breakfast. Yes salad. You request this wholesome meal with red peppers and tomatoes. It's music to my ears. When I make your school lunch, you request edamame, "cut apples," and a turkey sandwich (on whole wheat bread). You're a delight a restaurants because you eat whatever Mommy and Daddy order for you, even if it's fish tacos or turkey meatloaf and mashed potatoes. Although you like desserts, your don't devour them. You daintily eat a few bites of sprinkles, or frosting, and go on your way (allowing me to finish it thankyouverymuch). It's delightful to feed you.
Although Costco would like to personally thank you for depleting their Dinosaur Chicken Nugget section week after week, you need to know about food diversity. Annie's Mac n' Cheese and Dinosaur Nuggets for 2 and a half years straight does not exactly constitute as a balanced diet. Of course when you pair these things with your other favorites, Hawaiian rolls, muffins, cereal, and Goldfish well ... someone just might want to call CPS on Mommy. You're soon going to turn into a walking Carbohydrate, for your matter is made up of strictly carb particles I'm sure. PLEASE try some new foods. There are plenty of kids who actually entertain the crazy concept of a quesadilla, a grilled cheese sandwich, turkey, MEAT of any kind, spaghetti, or soup. If I don't figure this out soon, you might turn into a Chase-muffin, and although that would be very delicious, I'd rather have a healthy boy to enjoy.
So, I'm asking for help. Here are a list of things that Chase will eat. What recipes or hints do you have that could get some PROTEIN in the kid? He gets cranky without it so we often give him Odwalla (or home-made) protein shakes ... but I'm running short on ideas.
Among his carb-loading goodies, he eats:
* scrambled eggs
* chicken nuggets (just the damn dinosaurs which have about ZERO nutritional value)
* Mac n' cheese (I've started putting tofu into this)
* sometimes the occasional meatball
* protein shakes
HELP. The kid needs variety. Ideas?