Finally, a non-medical related post!
So, if you’ve followed along here for long enough, you know that Trenton is an extremely picky eater. Like crazy extreme. For example, he likes chicken nuggets, but only the dinosaur shaped ones. He likes cheese pizza without sauce, but only cut into rectangles.
I have tried and tried and tried and tried to get Trenton to try new foods. I have a marble jar app on my phone that I used as incentive. He would get a marble every time he tried a new food. And he “tried” quite a few. But he immediately spit out almost every new food that he put in his mouth.
I was at wits end trying to get him to eat new things. Dinner time was a stressful mess.
Then I came up with a new plan.
Trenton loves Legos.
I told Trenton that we were going to start a list that I was going to hang up on the wall. The list would be of new foods that Trenton tried and LIKED. And once he made it to ten new foods that he liked, he could get a new Lego set.
It took a little while, and there were things that Trenton tried that he didn’t like, but we have filled the list!
His list may not be impressive as Charlotte’s (who had to have her own list and has filled it with things like calamari, crab, black olives, and fried shrimp), but it’s a start.
New Foods that Trenton Likes:
2. Cheese Pizza without Sauce cut into TRIANGLES
3. White Cranberry Peach Juice
4. Spaghetti without sauce (finally got him to eat some sort of pasta!)
5. Apples with peels (yay for not having to peel apples anymore!)
6. Raisin Bread
7. French Toast
8. Banana “Ice Cream” (frozen banana blended to the consistency of soft serve)
9. Cinnamon Apples
10. Carrots (this one really surprised me!)
And getting a new Lego set has made him want to try to earn another one!
Who knows what will make it on to the next list!