This is a sponsored post on behalf of Alpha-Bits and the Mom It Forward Blogger Network. All words, opinions, and the Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cereal Bar recipe are my own.
Bubbles has been a pretty typical toddler in her favorite food choices. Ask her want she wants for lunch or dinner and you’ll almost always hear mac & cheese, mashed potatoes, or pizza. Occasionally she’d eat something else, but those three options were in frequent rotation.
Recently, though, I started to figure out that she could be enticed into trying new foods in a couple of different ways. One, if Daddy is eating it, she’ll at least try a bite. Sometimes that bite – like in the case of peanut butter & jelly – turns into something that she’ll request on her own. Other times, a bite is all she wants and Daddy gets to finish his own meal.
Another way that I’ve been able to add new favorites to her diet is through foods that incorporate her interests. Animal-shaped crackers are now regular inclusions on my shopping list. And letter-shaped pasta in tomato sauce has become a favorite of hers. She loves looking for specific letters in each spoonful, especially the ones that spell her name. Continue reading »