pizza - at home I make it and sneak in whole wheat, carrots, and beans for protein
cookies/muffins - again, I make these at home and sneak veggies and protein, lower the sugar content and use whole wheat
popsicles - you guessed it, I make 'em healthy
an occaisional hot dog - no way am I making these, we get Hebrew National
and that's about it for anything healthy. Oh- he takes a good multi every day. Thank God he likes them!
Here's the kicker - if there's a bit of cheese hanging off the edge of his pizza slice, he's done with pizza for the day. Sometimes his cheese is "too cold". If I leave the ends of the hot dog on his plate, he complains that it has skin on it and won't eat any of it. If he suspects there's "skin" on anything - the end.
Also - at every single meal, he is offered (as in it's on his plate in the shape of a smiley face etc..) fruit, cheese, a veggie (most of the time) and at dinner whatever we are eating is always on his plate.
If junk food makes its way into our house (which happens as we are human beings) that is of course all he wants - we give him a little at a time until it's all gone and then remind ourselves not to buy that again for a while.
He used to eat any and every fruit we put in front of him - chicken, yogurt, all cheeses, just no veggies.
Is there more I can do???? Sometimes I feel like it's hammer time - like we should force him to eat a banana against his will or make him eat a green bean before he leaves the table. I always said I would not fight over food, but wow - this is the pickiest eater I have ever known!!!!
Has any one else ever gone through this???