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Kids eat the funniest things!

October 14, 2008

Rebel pose after stealing the last piece of brie from the tapas plate!
Waitress! More brie, please!

I got an email yesterday asking for suggestions for finger foods for a little guy the same age as Morgan. It made me start thinking about all of the weird things our kiddo has eaten and LOVED since being home.
Jeremy and I are “foodies” and love trying new stuff. We took Morgan to a bistro in New Mexico a few weekends ago and were totally surprised when our little guy HOUSED the cheese plate. We had ordered some “safety foods” for him–sweet potato fries, and a mild cheese to try.
Not our guy! Although he did stuff his share of sweet potato fries into his little mouth, he greedily ate most of the Asiago Cheese and Brie. He also took such huge bites of Jeremy’s Kobe beef burger that we were cracking up! He devoured crostini with olive tapenade and garlic butter as well. Tell me again why this dude is not as big as a house??
Finger foods–here are some of Morgan’s top faves.
Mozzarella cheese sticks
Quesadilla strips (cream cheese and cheddar, bean and cheese)
PB Squared Sandwich strips (pumpkin butter and peanut butter)
Morningstar Farms “Chicken” nuggets
Pretzles, Crackers, Cereal squares
Cucumber, apple, pear, plum, clementines, mandarin oranges
Avocado chunks
Breaded Tilapia Strips
Slices of boiled egg
Diced cooked carrots, sweet potatoes, winter squash
Home fries
Chopped grapes
Green beans
Lettuce (yep, raw lettuce)
I try very hard to serve Morgan exactly what we eat–just with modified textures or seasonings so that he is used to our style of eating. But, I do notice that he is a bit fickle. Things that go over well one day might not the next.
What are your children’s favorites? I would love some suggestions!
3 Comments leave one →
  1. Kelly permalink
    October 14, 2008 7:10 pm

    He is such a cutie! I would give ANYTHING for Lucy to eat those snacks. I can’t even imagine such a thing.

  2. Laura permalink
    October 14, 2008 8:32 pm

    Oh my gosh, he is so cute! I’m laughing because Mattix is the exact same way with cheese. Any and all types of cheese. He even picks through my salads to get the bleu cheese. Is that even normal?! He eats so much stuff. Loves salsa, guac, chicken, pizza, mandarin oranges, strawberries, grapes, pho (his very favorite ever), and so much more. I’m having a really hard time getting him to eat any veggies, though. Any suggestions???

  3. Emily permalink
    October 16, 2008 4:13 pm

    that is a great list. i am going to try some of them on my girl.

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