I’m not usually one to start resolutions because I don’t deal well with failure. So, this year I am doing something a little different. My Dad has always told me, “If you don’t like you’re current situation, change it”. And here is my plan. Though I am not going through a tough time in my life (no tougher than the past year and a half), I still feel like there are many areas for improvement. For that, I have started a Do, Be, Have journal.
What is that?
A Do, Be, Have journal is something that was shown to me by a past fellow colleague during a ‘motivational’ presentation. It is a list of things that you would like to do, be and have. Pretty simple. The hardest part for me is to keep up with the journal and actually try to meet some of my goals.
One of my ‘Do’ goals is to feed Jack a more nutritious diet. Currently, we are feeding him anything that he will open his mouth for. This is crackers, anything with even a hint of cheese flavor, and convenience foods such as Chef Boyardi, Gerber microwave meals and Spaghetti O’s. Notice there was no mention of whole grains, fruits or vegetables? So, I am going shopping tonight after work. The items on my list are eggs, sliced cheese for grilled cheese sandwiches, apples (a cold apple slice would be perfect for a teething boy), tuna and whole grain waffles from the freezer section. I also need to add in some veggies which he has never been a fan of, so I will start hiding corn and peas. Meats have never been a problem so I will have to shift to more ‘healthful’ meats like lunch meat and chicken nuggets. This would be a great time to add in proteins from beans and legumes.
And here is where you can help us succeed. Do you have any suggestions for a picky eater with the eating development of a 6 month old?