Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Beans and blueberries

In less than a year, the Bug has become a huge eater. She eats virtually everything that we eat, with certain favorites emerging. She is a fruit vacuum - she can eat nearly a pint of blueberries in one sitting, and I've actually seen her consume two whole bananas. She still loves grapes. And this morning she ate a bowl full of cherry tomatoes. Which was odd. But hey - she asked for them.

While she still loves pasta - whether with marinara, pesto, cheese sauce, or anything else she's ever tried - legumes have emerged as the go-to favorite dinner. She'll eat plate after plate of beans: black beans, kidney beans, pinto beans, white beans, you name it. Although if she could eat only one single food for a week, it would definitely be cheese.

Her funny-slash-frustrating food habit du jour: If she's mid-bite and a more appealing food option is offered (i.e., chewing on grapes; sees cheese), she sends the current bite back where it came from rather than swallowing. Then she hands the rejected item to me.

2 comments:

Cisco said...

Smart girl. Cheese truly is the best stuff on earth.

Angie said...

No kidding, Cisco! She is a cheese gremlin if ever there was one!

The other day in the grocery store, I asked her what kind of fruit she wanted for the week. She said "CHEESE!!"