Re: Toddler is super picky eater. Not interested in food.
My LO is sort of picky -- but getting better in the past month or two with trying new foods. At some point, we just stopped being stressed about what she was eating. But she does eat a couple vegetables, so I guess that made it a little easier. We always have her try what we're having, unless she just flat-out looks at it and doesn't want it. But I let her have one of her "backup" foods if she really doesn't want anything we're having and seems hungry. I know it's not many people's way of doing things, but she's healthy and I'm content with most of her backup foods (we probably have about 7 things we go to). We've found two things help a bit: 1) If I'm pretty confident she won't like what we're having (like collard greens!), I ask her before dinner time, "What do you want for dinner?" Sometimes she answers very definitively about what she wants. Even if I have to prepare something small for her, I know she'll eat it and she got to decide for herself. 2) Sometimes I don't put what we're having in front of her. She seems to like to try things from my bowl or DH's. In fact, the times I forget to offer her my food are the times she seems most interested! That's how she ate a ton of broccoli for the first time in over a year last week. Then didn't eat it yesterday when I put some in front of her.
Mom to my sweet little "Pooper," born 10/12/11, and "Baby Brother," born 6/23/2014, and married to heavy metal husband. Working more than full-time, making healthy vegetarian meals for family, and trying to keep up with exercise routine.