Wednesday, December 3, 2008

The Gourmet Tastes of Brooke

Brooke cracks me up with her eating habits. Remember how I used to complain on and on about what a horrible eater she was? Well, all that has changed now... Thankfully! She is a GREAT eater- IF she has the foods that she loves the most in front of her. Here's her list of "acceptable foods:"

*For breakfast:
French Toast
Crackers with peanut butter on them
Cream of Wheat
NO eggs

*For lunch/dinner:
Chicken nuggets- If you ask Brooke, she would tell you that they had to be from McDonald's. She seriously hyperventilates and screams "MCDONALD'S every time we drive past one. She hates french fries so she always gets apples with her Happy Meal instead, so I feel less guilty.
Kraft Macaroni and Cheese, or as she says, "Mocky cheese." This is another one of those foods that she gets very excited about. She'll eat the delicious homemade stuff, but with hesitation and much begging from me.
Soup- Put it in broth and the kid will eat it. It's a phenomenon!
Pizza- Especially from Sam's Club
Taco's- The kid can polish off an entire Taco Supreme on her own (PLUS an entire bowl of refried beans)
Tortilla chips with refried beans

*For snacks:
Shredded Cheese
Bananas- NOT cut up though... Only if she can have the whole thing.
Dry Cereal
Cheese Sticks
Some occasional cookies and candy (No diet can be perfect, right?)
Green beans (She like them cold out of the can)

She'll usually eat a great breakfast, an equally as wonderful lunch, and then for dinner refuse to eat much of anything. We always have a nice dinner and the things that John and I would consider nice are not on Brooke's "okay list," but I figure that if I keep trying to introduce them to her she'll cave. She drinks lots of milk through the day, on top of those two solid meals, so I don't worry that she's hungry anymore. She's a tiny little thing so it just doesn't take much to fill her!

Alrighty, I'm off to go do some laundry and mop all the wood floors. BLEH! I took yesterday off and now look at me... It was worth it though:-)

1 comment:

rccalyn said...

Yay for eating better! It certainly makes life easier, doesn't it? Haha. Dan works in the IT department supporting stores throughout a few states. They were closing stores, so they had to drive around collecting stuff from the stores, but they also take trips to fix various things at stores (all computer-related). Sorry if that's kinda general. Obviously I trust you, but I don't want to give too much information out to just anyone who happens to read this. Lol.