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.


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!!"