The other day, I posted about my daughter wanting to go shopping so she could buy turkey.
In the comments, it was noted that she doesn’t eat meat…not really.
I figured, I’d expand on this a bit.
Though we’re far from being a vegetarian household, for some odd reason, my daughter will not eat meat.
The only meats she eats are chicken nuggets and/or chicken fries and sometimes deli meat. More often than not, we force her to eat the nuggets/fries and sometimes we sneak the deli meat into her sandwiches.
If it were up to her, she could go without.
Now, this wasn’t always the case. When she started eating solid foods, and especially when she started eating on her own, she would eat cut-up chicken, bacon, and sometimes she’d even eat some beef in a broth with rice.
But, she slowly started rejecting all meats and we had to re-introduce the little bit she’ll eat now.
Like I said, we’re not a vegetarian household, so it all seems very strange to us. She sees us eat meat all the time.We keep offering it to her in various forms. But, nothing.
I know there are vegetarian kids out there who are perfectly healthy. Her doctor even said it’s fine and wasn’t concerned.
But, as her mami, I can’t help but worry if she’s getting enough protein. She doesn’t eat beans either. Well, not in the way we cook them with the gravy. I haven’t tried another way.
I keep hoping she’ll outgrow it and will soon start eating some meat, so I can just give her the same food we eat.
Actually, I keep hoping she’ll overcome being a picky eater in general.
Any vegetarians out there have any suggestions?