So, if she refuses dinner without even touching it, she is not offered anything else. I worry that she is going to bed hungry, but she rarely asks for something else.
Food she will eat.
My muesli which is full of nuts
Eggs - poached or boiled
Spaghetti Bolognese - she asks for pasta every night.
Grilled fish from the fish and chip shop
Roast meat - sometimes
Tuna - sometimes
Fruit - apple, watermelon, apricot, grapes. Sometimes she will surprise me with a nectarine or banana - but not often.
Vegies - sometimes mashed potato - won't touch carrot, peas, beans, broccoli, etc
If she can see vegies, she won't eat them. If they are "hidden" (eg. in bolognese sauce,) she will.
Does this sound reasonable? She would go without dinner at least 3 nights a week (eg. if I make a beef casserole with rice, she won't touch it.) I don't make spicy food, so anything I serve to her is child friendly, but I refuse to give her pasta every night. I am thinking the more I serve her a variety of foods, the more chance we have of her eating it one day!
Classic example - but all accounts she "should" like quiche. Have made it several times, and she won't even try it.
She has a good appetite during the day, so she won't starve. She has always had a ravenous appetite early in the day, which peters out as the day goes on.
Should I be handling this differently or is typical 2 year old behaviour?
Edited by PureBliss, 01 February 2013 - 12:57 PM.