Chloe went on veggie-strike. She was adamant about it. For a week or so I fought with her nightly trying to get her to eat even 1 bite of carrots, sweet potatoes or brocolli. We tried it as a puree from the spoon or chunks of finger food. She was not having it in any way, shape or form.
Then I remembered a baby food jar I’d looked at. It was some sort of veggie dish. The first 3 ingredients were: potatoes, water, apple puree. Yup. There was more apple than carrots, peas, beans, or any of the other veggies in the picture on the jar. I remember being mortified when I read those ingredients. Then came “Veggie-Strike 2010.”
I’ve heard many times that it’s important to pick your battles. You know what?? This didn’t seem like a battle that I wanted to continue with an 11 month old. So one night last week I mixed up some carrots and apple-pear-sauce. And you know what, Chloe ate it without a fight.