It’s time to do a food update! As B and I get further and further down the paleo/primal road, we’ve been trying to introduce Matthew to more and more of our foods. We are not in agreement as to how big a piece of food is too big 😉 but we are in agreement on what Matthew needs to be trying. For instance, we went to Texas Road.house today and both of us were feeding him our ribs, broccoli, and green beans. Matthew and I went to Chick Fil A (how do you really spell that place?) very impromptu on Thursday after his gymnastics class. I had no food for him. Not a problem. He ate grilled nuggets, applesauce (a little too sugary for our taste, but what are you going to do?), and yogurt. Success! It’s nice that it’s gotten to the point where we can make unplanned stops for food and still be able to feed the boy!
This list is the same as before, but with updates in bold. New foods are at the bottom:
Carrots -STILL loves, loves, LOVES carrots!
Sweet pea puree – took 3 tries but now loves it! (
Why, then, does he not love my split pea stew?!)
Spaghetti squash – no, no, no (I didn’t make him try it more than once because I tried it and thought it was awful)
Butternut squash – LOVES it!
Sweet potato puree – This is his comfort food – it is his favorite veggie. If he’s having a rough day (few and far between), he gets sweet potatoes
Pear puree – LOVES pears of all varieties – and I love them because they fix his constipation in no time flat!
Apple puree (applesauce) – LOVES it,
but we limit it because it can be binding. I use 4 different apples in one recipe and it’s so good that I also make it for B and me
Asparagus puree – Likes it an awful lot – I dare say he loves it. We do not love the diapers afterwards because it’s hard to tell from smell if it’s #1 or #2
Green beans with mint –
Just so-so, which is too bad because we have a lot of it He is eating this just fine. It’s not his favorite, but he’s past being so-so on it
Baby’s turkey –
We don’t know yet Likes this mixed with stew
Whipped cauliflower – Loves this now that he’s used to it. We treat it as mashed potatoes because of the texture (we are limiting potatoes)
Whipped broccoli – Just so-so
Blueberry sauce –
Meh. We need to mix it with pears to get him to eat it (which is just fine). I used frozen blueberries and will try again but with with fresh berries I made this again with frozen berries, but drained them. Much better! We mix this in with his plain amaranth for breakfast
Cherry puree –
Meh. Again – we mix it with pears to get him to eat it and I made it from frozen cherries which I wouldn’t do again. I made this again with frozen cherries, but drained them. Much better! We mix this in with his plain amaranth for breakfast
Peach puree – Loves this if I don’t overcook it! We are now using frozen peaches because fresh are hard to find right now. GREAT for puree. We mix this with his plain amaranth for breakfast
Nectarine puree – Loves this if I don’t overcook it!
Plum puree – LOVES IT!
Did not like it, but we’ll try it again because I really want him to like it (I don’t like avocados and I know I’m missing out!) LOVES avocados now – especially when I spice it up with lots of cumin!
Potato and butternut squash stew – This is his favorite food that isn’t a pure fruit. B and I love it as well – it is awesome! STILL is his very favorite. We will make this as long as he wants to eat it. We’re not pureeing it as much though as we used to and switched the potato to a sweet potato to be more in line with pale/primal living
Split pea stew –
HATED it (and I don’t like the word, ‘hate,’ but that’s the only way to describe his reaction)! We will try it again later in the week I am happy to report that he gobbles this up plain or mixed with apples or any meat. YAY!
Amaranth and plum swirl –
No idea because I just made this tonight. I’m not crazy about it LOVES this. I now make just plain amaranth and then mix it each morning with a frozen cube of peaches, blueberries, or cherries. I like this very much as well and have been caught stealing it from him 😉
Squash and quinoa pilaf –
No idea because I just made it tonight. I thought it was awesome! He hated this at first – HATED IT! He now tolerates it. I still love it
Baby’s stock – We don’t serve this to him. It’s used to make his stews and other things. It smells really good!
Everything below this point is new since my first food post:
Chicken – I bake it and then chop it up in the food processor. He likes it mixed with his stew of split pea soup. He doesn’t like it too much on its own
Beef – We use 100% grass fed beef and it’s a little greasier (but full of omegas!). I will drain it better next time. He likes it in stew and split pea soup – or mixed with any veggies, really
Guacamole – He loved this at Cheese.cake Fac.tory which made me think that maybe he is ready to like avocados. He has not met a guacamole that he doesn’t like
Goat cheese – He would eat this all day long if we’d let him
Gorgonzola – He doesn’t like this as much as goad cheese, but he likes it plenty
Roasted red pepper and goat cheese puree – The first time I made this – both B and I were so jealous that we devised our own adult version of it for us. We all love this!
BBQ ribs – He liked these just fine!
Green beans – These are different from the puree – these are whole green beans. He loved these (of course – they were cooked with bacon!)
Broccoli – Not pureed. He prefers this over the pureed broccoli
Yo Baby yogurt (all flavors) – We all love this (HA!). Why? It’s made from whole milk. I’ve been caught stealing this from him too 😉
Baked squash (dusted with olive oil and nutmeg) – He loved this and is now just so-so
Raw pears – if ripe enough, he loves them!
Raw peaches – love them
I am pleased to say that Matthew has still never had a “puff” or cheer.ios. He is now entirely gluten-free since eliminating oatmeal from his diet.