Since Sophie is firmly in the table food world now, her tastes are changing. I’m not finding much she doesn’t like, but new favorites are emerging.
The green peas she ate as baby food (although grudgingly as I recall…) she hardly puts in her mouth now. Our dogs love when she has peas, though, because they get tiny projectile treats. Ok, Sophie, I’ve learned my lesson. I’ll still give her bites from my plate to keep trying (maybe one day she’ll like them) but no more within her reach.
She’s discovered a new world of food, though, and is enjoying it. She still loves mango, it’s always been one of her favorites. She adores fresh strawberries and will try to “steal” them if left unattended. Pineapple is another new favorite.
One food that surprised me a bit with how much she liked it was barbecue chicken. I made some for our dinner in a crock pot, and served it shredded on sandwiches. I gave her some of the shredded meat and she ate it right up! Last night we had “leftover night” and she was very excited to see it again.
Toddlerhood is such a fun adventure. She can feed herself pretty well, and is very clear about what she wants and doesn’t want. She knows that her cup and foods are in the refrigerator. She knows which cabinet hold her puffs. She also knows that good stuff comes out of the microwave! Last weekend I made a cheese quesadilla for her and when the microwave beeped, she went nuts! She was on tiptoes, patting the button that opens the door, yelling “Mama! Mama! Mama!!” and running around waving her arms in the air. It seemed she was hungry… (And yes, she really liked it. I cut it into 1/2 inch by 2 inch strips for finger food.)
Replenishment weekend is coming up again, too. Our refrigerator was broken in all the storms our area experienced and we lost almost all of our frozen food and much of our refrigerated food. All is repaired finally, and I am ready to make all new batches of fruits and sweet potato bites for her.