As you guys know, I am on a mission to get Bonham eating better. He doesn’t eat badly, there just isn’t much variety. Today I chopped up 1 1/2 cups for carrots. That is the recommended amount of veggies she should eat daily. Then I chopped up 2 carrot sticks, which is the amount he usually eats. The comparison was illuminating.
So I downloaded EatRight on my phone and set it for the recommended number of servings for a 6 year old. I also put it on RBB’s phone set for his recommendations. Competition is healthy right?
So let’s see what this does. I am hoping to get him eating more protein and veggies and eventually eating less processed food. More baked chicken verses nuggets. Asking for the organic yogurt verses the shakes he eats now. I know he has such a compulsive personality (come on, I say that with lots of love and not judgement…it’s just truth) that if I can flip the switch and make him care what he puts into his body he will take control of it. I know that there could be a time that I am begging him to eat a nugget because it is convenient. I know there will be a time that I am annoyed that he is telling me that I’m not eating enough veggies. I just need to find a way to flip that switch in him.