Monday, July 27, 2009

He eats corn!

We've had the hardest time getting Little Elvis to eat his veggies. For the record, I know corn is not technically a vegetable, but we thought we'd start with the easier veggies and move our way forward.

He happily eats sweet peas and sometimes eats spinach in quiche and on pizza. But that's it on the veggie front. We've had massive food wars over the whole corn thing.

But if my father hands him an ear of corn, well....

He eats it right up. Little Elvis likes to eat his corn just like his Coachpa does, slathered in butter and pepper. This very well could be where I went wrong -- I just give him his veggies plain.

This corn cob comes courtesy of KFC, aka Popeyes. Little Elvis has become obsessed with Popeyes. He's seen some commercials and someone at church talked about how great it was. I think his fascination lies in the actual word -- popeyes is fun to say -- because he HATES chicken. Anyway, he woke up on Saturday morning saying that he wanted to go "Pee-pee in the potty at Popeyes." Since there wasn't a Popeyes near us, we decided to take him to KFC and call it Popeyes. He got to pee-pee in the potty, eat french fries and some corn on the cob. It was a very successful trip. He's talked about pee-peeing in that potty for days now.

I think we'll try tackling carrots or tomatoes next. Any advice? Not sure even my dad can make carrots seem cool.


Anonymous Laura McIntyre said...

Corn is not veg? I never knew that.

At least he is eating it ,we had Parsnip "fries" for dinner tonight. Just cut them into sticks and roast and tell the girls they are fries and they eat them right up.
Or sometimes we make forests with Broccoli and spinach leaves and they love that

1:42 PM  
Blogger Pregnantly Plump said...

Laura, one of my friends told me it was a "grain" when I was discussing my issues getting Little Elvis to even consider corn. The parsnip and broccoli suggestions sound great and I will certainly try them!

2:33 PM  
Blogger lisa said...

But I thought he liked Chick-fila? My LO is very picky so I have no help. Carrots maybe easier because sometimes they are sweet when cooked. LO loves them, Hubby doesn't so I have no idea. Does he like to dip? If you can figure out a way to dip them if he does that might work.

2:55 PM  
Blogger Biscuit said...

Haha! I say corn counts! It IS in the frozen veggie section, right next to carrots and green beans (which everyone knows are tried and true veggies.) Your little man just likes the spice! I recommend the book by Jessica Seinfeld - Deceptively Delicious. It is great to season the veggies up for your little man, and at the same time, what he doesn't know won't hurt him... ; )

12:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

woohoo, yay for eating his corn! What's up with corn not being a vegetable? I've heard that before. I know it's a grain if it's dried, but if it's fresh I call it a veggie!

10:53 PM  
Blogger Kristi said...

Way to go LE!

Believe it or not, Isabella LOVES baby carrots dipped in Hummus. Does LE like to dip foods?

8:04 PM  
Blogger Jeni said...

Our guy won't even eat corn, sigh. At least we aren't alone.

12:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is fairly normal for toddlers. Usually if they help pick it out or help prepare it, there is better buy-in. Spaghetti squash would maybe be appealing. I read new foods need to be introduced 12 times. Good-luck!

8:37 PM  
Blogger Lainey-Paney said...

Your kid is obsessed with Popeye's.
My kid is obsessed with Oxiclean.
Marketing---I tell ya...

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