Tyler, Tyler, Tyler.
As I’ve mentioned here before, we have been struggling with Tyler’s weight gain since he was about 9 months old. There are a number of factors involved, including food sensitivities, GERD and low muscle tone in his mouth. So it can be tough to find something that he will eat and enjoy!
He is not at all a picky eater. He just doesn’t eat much in terms of quantity.
Until I presented him with this Curried Chicken Quinoa with Peas.
I normally give him small portions, about 1-2 Tbsps in size, at a time. As if I were to give him more, he’d end up dumping it in his chair, spreading it all over the table, dropping it on the floor. Ya know, typical 16 month old table behavior.
So I gave him a bit. He ate it. I gave him another little portion. He ate that.
I checked the floor. None there.
I checked in his chair. None there.
And this continued. He was eating it!
And I’d see him doing this…
…so I’d give him another scoop.
…and then he’d get desperate!!!
I don’t know if it was the spice level that he enjoyed, or the fact that it didn’t really fall off his spoon as he fed himself. Doesn’t matter to me…I was just thrilled that he ate so much of it! (Yeah, calories!)
And now if you’d like to go and print this what turned out to be quite the toddler friendly recipe, that the rest of the family enjoyed as well, head on over to OneDishDinners.com!
($5 Dinner Challenge will be back next Monday!)