Instead of me trying to force my son to eat what I want him to eat, I have decided to beat him at his own game. At our most recent doctors appointment, I was told that he has low iron and he is below the average size of a toddler his age.
I already knew they would say that he was a little smaller than average because of his eating habits. After his appointment I immediately looked up iron rich foods and thought about what I know he likes to eat. The first thing that came to mind was PIZZA! I believe that may be his favorite food. So my thought was to make him a shrimp pizza…I also added squash to the menu because I want him to eat a vegetable. I didn’t add spinach to it because I know if he saw them on the pizza he would try to pick it out (I will make something else with greens in it – rich in iron)
So I created the Squimp Pizza. I finely chopped the squash and shrimp and covered it with cheese. Baked it for 15 minutes and low and behold he loved it.
I realized that my son doesn’t like to see the color of food and doesn’t like certain textures. No matter how good it may taste, if doesn’t feel right when he puts it in his mouth he’s not eating it!! My advice is to figure out that one thing you know he likes to eat and create something that adds nutrition to the food!!
Squimp Pizza ingredients
1 Yellow squash
1 tortilla wrap
Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
Grill and season shrimp in 10in skillet. Preheat oven on 350 degrees. Finely chop the squash and shrimp. Lay out tortilla wrap and spread pizza sauce around the wrap. Place squash and shrimp evenly on the wrap, then spread cheese on top of squash and shrimp. Place in oven for 15 minutes. Enjoy!