DD is only into mushrooms right now. She will eat them until they come out of her ears, but wont eat anything else for the last few days. Apart from frozen summer fruits.
I cooked a fish pie, put some mushrooms and courgettes in and tried to be sneaky, gave her a mouthful of mushroom and bit of fish, it worked for first three mouthfuls, then she picked out all but the mushrooms!
Are mushrooms very nutritious? She has eaten nothing else, and I am tempted to just cook some more mushrooms as she has hardly eaten this evening.
Nutritional facts about mushrooms This food is low in Saturated Fat and Sodium, and very low in Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Dietary Fiber, Protein, Vitamin C, Folate, Iron, Zinc and Manganese, and a very good source of Vitamin D, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Potassium, Copper and Selenium.
hmm, you could try cooking some more things with mushrooms in? chicken and mushroom pie? mushroom stroganoff? ham, cheese and mushroom omlette?
At least it's a vegetable she's mad about, and not haribo or something!!
james - the only thing that she will eat and not pick the mushrooms out of is omelette - she will eat it all then, but she has had that for several days now! I was hoping she would eat the fish, I guess two mouthfuls is better than nought.
I did not know that about mushrooms - hate them myself (goes to show it is not necessarily true about what you eat when pg/bf'ing influencing them - i love peppers and DD hates them!). At least not only is it a vegetable, but a nutritious one! (is it actually classed as a vegetable?)
She loves them so much, she would prefer it to ice cream right now
tsar - she has always liked them, ever since she was first given them at god knows what age (7-8 months?). She seems quite like strong flavours - pesto, olives, mild curry - but right now its mushrooms or nothing.
She has eaten about 8 button mushrooms in total, and would probably eat more if I gave her more!
She is being parcelled up her way to you now so get stuffing those mushrooms.
DH would like them though, he enjoys a good mushroom or too. Just me is the freak in this family!
If she is anything like ds, I give her about another day or 2 of the mushroom obession, then she will suddenly start to refuse them! Then, slowly, they will come back into her acceptance, but at a 'normal' level and alongside other foods.
(disclaimer, IME this does not quite work with yoghurts, which will be consumed at an abnormally high level, forever)