The Little Gourmand

I get asked quite frequently what I have done to make Spencer such a good eater and really I have one very simple response: he was born that way. The kiddo loves food. He asks for peas for lunch. He love gouda and feta and goat cheese and monster (muenster) cheese. He loves every carb every invented from rice cakes to noodles. The only thing he’s ever really objected to was flan. And he used to dislike zucchini, but the other day he tried it again and decided he really liked “zoo-pini.”


Yep, the kid hates food. If I had a actual piece of advice, it would just be offer lots of different things and don’t force it. My sister and I turned out pretty picky and we were raised being forced to clean our plates. I try and make something every will like at every meal, but I don’t really make separate meals. Spencer is pretty good with proteins, he’s happily eaten tuna, lamb, sea bass, steak, chicken, turkey, all forms of pork and he adores bacon (that’s my boy); so if we are having a questionable vegetable (previously zucchini, broccoli and cauliflower, but he likes them all now), I would also have carrot sticks or peas as an option. Oh, beets. He used to love beets and suddenly he does not, but whatever. I don’t always like beets.

I’ve heard turning 2 is a game changer and the best of eaters can suddenly become picky. Well, I guess we’ll just take that as it comes. I do love that I can ask him what he wants for lunch and the response is “chicken, rice and peas;” it seems so healthy.



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4 Responses to “The Little Gourmand”

  1. None of my kids are picky eaters. I tried not to encourage that, and offer them lots of different foods. When my son was a toddler and we let him choose where to eat, instead of Mc D’s or whatever he would pick Cracker Barrell!


  2. Nichole says:

    I have a totally picky eater, but I was the same way when I was a kid, and my dad is a picky eater as well.


  3. I also don’t have any picky eaters, I cook the food… they eat the food lol.


  4. Kimberly says:

    The boys aren’t picky yet, but I know it could be coming. I have always eaten everything, but my brother and sister are both EXTREMELY picky- even as adults- and I know my parents were consistent, so who knows?!


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