Most of our meals these days are at home and salt-free. Often they are simply a protein, a grain, and a fruit or vegetable. I admit it is a tad boring but Baby G wants to eat what we eat so we eat simply.
He goes through phases where he only wants to eat one thing and refuses a former favorite. I suspect this will last longer than I’d like. Currently, his favorites are blueberries, beans, and Food Should Taste Good chips. We accidentally introduced almonds and he seems fine thank goodness. One notices how often one eats nuts when they are off limits to the baby. I almost had a heart attack Friday when he was “helping” me load the dishwasher and licked a knife clean that had peanut butter on it. He seems fine. This kid.
For a while, I was diligent about waiting to introduce new foods after a few days of another new food. It’s exhausting and limiting but important to weed out potential allergies. I have given him wheat twice and the second time he vomited. I don’t know if it was due to he wheat or something else. Maddening.
On the rare occasions when we do go out to eat I often don’t order from the kid’s menu for a few reasons. One, they are rarely gluten free and two they are often unhealthy foods. I’m fine with him eating a grilled cheese sandwich but I won’t give him chicken nuggets if he can just have chicken. What I have found to be the best option is to order him a series of sides. Following the same formula of a protein, a grain, and a fruit or vegetable. The sides are often the perfect portion for him and I allow him to self-serve. This way he eats what he wants and ignores the rest but works out great! I just need to teach him not to throw the unwanted food on the floor and we’ll be golden.