That's a refrain that I used to chant before we had kids. This is me checking our collective food pulse.
Eat to Live or Live to Eat- how will the kids turn out ? It seems like it must be more nurture than nature.
My two year old is generally a good eater, although he's gotten quite a bit pickier in past two or three months. He started eating solid food at about 7 months and would eat anything I put in front of him for a while. I tried to expose him to lots of things so that he is comfortable with a variety of flavors and textures. These are some of the more interesting delicacies on his life list thus far:
Liver and onions
tofu (last night for the first time)
melons of all kinds
He absolutely loves fruit of any kind, candy (dandy to him), and probably leans more sweet than savory (mom's influence)
We were at a friiend's tonight and the witching hour came and he had Kraft Mac and Cheese for the first time. For some reason I have been protecting him from eating mac cheese and chicken nuggets because of a deep-seated fear that he'll become addicted somehow like so many kids, But then I thought, he's only 2 and he won't be eating it every night, and besides all that, I snuck a bite when he wasn't looking and had forgotten how good it was !