Feeding the boys has become a nightmare. Read the last line here and you'll see another reason why. Back when Damien was 1-2 all he would eat was applesauce, mashed potatoes, bread pudding, oatmeal. Soft foods. When he was about 12 months old his ped told me he was afraid with his preferences of soft foods that he was probably going to be behind like his brother. Who knew Ped's had psychic powers?? Lately though Damien has decided on one food as his favorite. Cottage Cheese. We go through a big container in about 3 days. He also enjoys a bunch of crunchy/chewy foods. Granola Bars, Fruit and Grain bars, cereal and crackers. One of his faves is Envirokidz Rice Bars. Give him any kind of veggie or fruit cooked or raw and he won't eat it. Dominic is the same way. I've tried everything to get both boys to try different fruits and veggies and they might nibble like they are going to but then put them back on their plates. Because they are such awful eaters I'm always trying to make sure everything else they eat is good for them. Dominic for a long while had Pediasure everyday. Now I feed them alot of organic snacks that contain vitamins.
Smoothies has always been a way we've snuck fruits into their diet. We've done the blending and adding to pasta sauce as well. Juicy Juice came out with Healthy Harvest which we've been using. They like the Good Health Natural Foods Veggie Stix too although you probably have to eat a ton for a serving of veggies. Now Nabisco has came out with Garden Harvest chips. One serving is a 1/2 serving of fruit or veggies. They are not organic but at the moments if it's fruit or a veggie and they eat it, I'll serve it to them. lol The kids love them! We've tried Banana, Apple Cinnamon, and the best one is the Veggie Medley.
I know this is just taking place of feeding them the real thing. I would love to be able to get them to just grab a kiwi or pear and go to town eating it. All the kids love bananas. What is it about bananas and kids?! Dominic loves grapes, Alex loves apples and salads. If you have any ways to sneek in veggies or fruits, I'd be happy to hear.