The other night we had turkey & black bean chili for dinner with Chicken's grandparents. I was eager for Chicken to try it because it's very healthy - turkey, beans, spices and crushed tomatoes topped some shredded cheese- and is something she could eat by the handful. I served it with rice, which is another BLW friendly food.
Well, Chicken wasn't interested. She was in a mood and spent the meal tossing food off of her tray. She didn't even seem interested in the cornbread I offered her!
Well, something I keep reading is to offer foods again and again. We had leftover chili last night and Chicken was in the mood to chow down! I skipped the rice because it's the most annoying to clean up when tossed overboard. Instead, I made her some soft polenta and mixed in some shredded cheese. She had chili and avocado too.
At first, she just mushed things around and got messy but then she ate pretty much everything in front of her, including second helpings. Luckily bath time follows dinner!
P.S. Polenta is a great food to have on hand. I like the precooked rolled kind. We've had it sliced and fried with breakfast and mashed up with dinner.