DS, just 12mo, is super fussy (or at least I think he is - maybe it's just that DD eats everything!).
He will always eat.. Readybrek Toast Pasta twirls (make thick veg sauce which sticks to them to get some veg into him) Potato waffles/chips Hummus sandwiches (I have tried other fillings - he knows and won't eat them) Soya yoghurt (dairy allergic) Most fruit Very, very occasionally I can get him to eat a sweet potato puree but it must be as smooth as yoghurt otherwise he gags and spits it out. Very occasionally he will eat chicken as a finger food.
Does this sound balanced enough? I find meal times so stressful that I am starting to wonder whether it would be so bad if I fed him sandwiches for lunch every day and alternated between chips and pasta for dinner!
On the days I try to feed him something other than the above I dread meal times, and on the days I feel it is ok to go with hummus sandwiches I look forward to them! I regularly put other food on his tray for him to try - he generally looks at me like I am crazy and throws said food to the floor. I do keep an eye on salt and try to use salt free bread when possible.
Hello there. Just thought I'd say that my DS sounds very similar and is currently being even more fussy than normal. I know what you mean about how frustrating it is. Especially when I've decided to try something new and put the effort in and it just gets turned down without even being tried! I'm assured by family elders that this is all entirely normal and then main thing is to keep offering different things in the hope that one day DS might, just might decide to give something new a try. Annoyingly he's often interested when DH has lunch with us at the weekend in what he's eating, so amazingly he ate loats of salmon mouse on toast last Sat!!! I reckon it sounds like you're offering a reasonable balance of nuturients, even if its boring as a wet tuesday in november. You could always sneak some vitamin drops into milk/juice or whatever DS likes just for peace of mind... My DS gets a rusk before bed as I know they're fortified with stuff. Hope this helps.
p.s. I've come to the realisation that my DS picks up on me being stressed and this compounds his stubborness and never produces a good outcome. I'm now trying really hard to just display a 'don't care' attitude as I'm told this is the best way to deal with it.