Hi, ladies and gents! My almost-one year old does REALLY well at mealtime. She always has. Lately, I've noticed a trend that I'm not super happy with. Example dinner: grilled chicken, green beans, and potato - fruit (like a few strawberries) for dessert. This is what I PLAN on feeding. What actually happens is that I will lay out the bites of potato, green bean, and chicken, and she will pick out only the chicken to eat, squishing everything else into a bloody pulp. I'm worried that she isn't getting enough greens, mainly, but the squishing isn't fun either. This child has gone from a great eater to "I'll only take the protein. Thanks, Mom." Should I keep offering the veggies/starches even though I know she is just going to squish them and make a mess? Or should I wait and try again next week? This has been going on for about a month or so. Baby wants to feed herself, and we are glad to let her, but she only wants to pick up and eat the proteins. She will, however, eat greens from a jar, so I've been giving her the protein and a jar of greens/grains to offset the lack of self-feeding green stuff at dinner time.
Is this, like everything else in baby-hood, a phase? Or are real signs of pickiness starting to show? Help!! I want her to have good nutrition, but I'm worried that I'm starting to see an adversity to anything green!