Carter is turning in to an even pickier eater than he was before. I’ve always felt that I had my “go-to” foods for Carter, just in case he didn’t eat what I cooked for dinner. Well, now my “go-to” foods are a no go. Carter is literally turning his nose up at them. With this gluten/casein free diet I’m trying to start him on, this is definitely going to be tougher than I thought. I know that I need to limit his options and keep trying to offer him the healthier foods, but he’s so stubborn that I really think he’d rather be hungry than eat the healthier stuff.
Carter used to be a big fan of spaghetti, red beans, and pho, but lately he’s hasn’t wanted any of that. I have no idea what’s going on in that chaotic mind of his, but I really need his cooperation. Tonight I received a text from Quang asking me what he should feed Carter. I told him to just try to give him some of the leftover food we had or to try waffles. A few minutes later I received another text that Carter wouldn’t eat the waffles. So, I told Q to try to feed him some gluten free cereal. Well, that wasn’t cool with Carter either. Ok then. What else did I have in my arsenal?
When I got home, I made Carter a gluten free grilled cheese sandwich, which he refused to even try. My next attempt to get him to eat my way was a gluten free pancake (made with almond milk). I got excited and relieved when I spied him eating the pancake. Finally! When I went to give him another pancake, however, I noticed that the plate was still full. He must have taken one bite and decided: Yuck! (I think he’s on to me and my food games—trying to get him gluten/casein free). My last and final attempt led me to break down and go for an all-American grilled cheese sandwich. Total gluten and casein filled. The opposite of what I’m trying to feed him. I just wanted him to eat.
And guess what?
He ate every. last. bite.
I’m already feeling defeated. There’s going to be a food war with Carter. Everything I know he likes, I’ve tried to make gluten/casein free, and it’s not working.
Time for me to get creative.
*Get with the program, Carter!*