Never ending food issues…

Linlee_May2017_2Linlee continues to eat a very limited diet.  I have come to terms with the fact that this will probably be her pattern for life.  She makes one or two peanut butter sandwiches each night rather than eating what I serve.  It is what it is.  Out of the blue, she has changed her diet some, but not necessarily in a good way.  Normally I absolutely cheer about any sort of change (since she’s been eating the same handful of foods for years now).  I think we’ve been making her a fried egg with two pieces of wheat toast and fruit for breakfast every morning since she was about five.  Two weeks ago, she casually said, “I will have cereal this morning.”  My jaw hit the floor.  Something different?  Really?  Okay!  She poured herself a small cup of dry Cheerios and called it good.  Hmm.  Over the last month, she’s stopped drinking milk for no particular reason.  That’s not the end of the world, except it was a healthy way to get some added calories into her (I give her whole milk).  She chooses pizza from the school cafeteria for lunch everyday.  And then at dinner time, she seems to finally have tired of the PB&J sandwiches as well.  She has switched to cheese & crackers.  I’m not really thrilled with the change.  Every once in a while is fine, but every night?  At least before she was eating one or two peanut butter sandwiches with wheat bread.  Now she has a cheese stick and four or five Ritz crackers, which offers her less nutritionally and calorically.  She will eat fruits and raw veggies (yay!), but overall, her daily diet is nothing close to what I would prefer; dry Cheerios, pizza, cheese & crackers.  Ugh.  I guess my concern is that Linlee’s already limited diet is becoming even less healthy.  I totally lost the food battles with her before.  I don’t know if I have it in me to try again.  However, I still have daydreams about the four us sitting down and eating one meal each night.  Like, imagine a family eating (gasp) spaghetti together…  Or roast chicken…  Or tacos…  Or salmon.  Yeah, not my world.  Darn autism.Linlee_May2017_1

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1 Comment

  1. Kathleen

    Beautiful girl. Hard issues. You’re doing great, Mama.

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