Rowdy is the pickiest of picky eaters. He is much like his Daddy. So I am going to travel back a few years and describe the things that Rowdy has liked over the years. Starting out Rowdy has never been a meat eater so much so that I would find meat stored in his cheeks hours later after eating. He has gotten better at meat but is still pretty picky about the texture of the meat. Then he went into the ketchup on everything stage….I mean everything! He had ketchup on tacos, pizza, biscuits and gravy. Yeah, let that soak in BISCUITS AND GRAVY with ketchup on it!!!!! Then he discovered cheese dip and re-fried beans and to this day he will eat ANY bean smashed and cheese dip. He has never been much of a veggie eater but he will eat a lot of fruit and in the past 3 years we have discovered that fresh veggies are more what he likes. So here is a few raw veggies that he will eat carrots, bell peppers(all colors), squash, zucchini, cucumbers, grape/cherry tomatoes. As for cooked veggies he will eat corn. Rowdy’s menu of choice would be Kraft mac n cheese, cheese dip, mashed taters and white gravy, biscuits and gravy, sausage, bacon, tacos, refried beans. That pretty much sums his eating habits up except for the things that I make him eat!!
Paisley on the other hand is totally opposite of Rowdy’s eating. She is not that picky of an eater and she will try most anything and likes most things that she tries. I must say she has some favorites that really strike me funny. Here are Paisley’s favorite things. If she won’t eat dinner she will ALWAYS eat these. Frozen un-breaded okra, frozen peas. If someone gets in the freezer (our house or Mom’s) then you must get her a bowl and she wants okra or peas to eat. Here is her list of raw veggies that she eats: broccoli(she calls them trees), cauliflower, carrots, onions, taters, bell peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes(both green and red), avocados, pretty much anything. On a side note Paisley does not like mashed potatoes and gravy. It actually gags her.
Two kids that are polar opposites in what they like. I think it keeps me crazy for the most part on trying to get them to eat right. One fights me on eating stuff and the other is good with her frozen okra or peas. Paisley is easy to buy snacks for that is healthy and Rowdy wants all the unhealthy ones.
Kris will resist trying most anything new and Rowdy is the same. Paisley and I are open to options and adventures of new things. I am eager to see how this baby turns out. A good mixture of both of us or another drive me crazy picky eater. 🙂
They do however agree on fruits!
Here is the list of fruits that they BOTH like: grapes, apples, clementines, mangos, peaches, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, bananas, cherries, pineapple. I am sure there are more but these are the ones that we buy the most.