Nora’s Eating at 20 Months

Nora is slowly becoming less picky. She still prefers meat, but her repertoire is expanding gradually. In particular, her sudden willingness to eat green peas is a huge win. (My dad eats them for lunch nearly every day. One day, she decided she wanted some. The next day, she ate a lot. The day after that, she allowed a small amount of frozen mixed veggies to be included among the peas.)

New staples

  • peanut butter and jelly sandwiches
  • steel-cut oats with milk, walnuts, and lots of raisins
  • green peas
  • meat and fish stews with grains and veggies
  • milk
  • eggs
  • Cheerios
  • pizza
  • nori

Need to try Again

  • bean stews
  • edamame
  • carrot peanut soup
  • peanut noodles

Consistent standbys

  • fruit
  • meatloaf (with carrots, cabbage, onions, and water chestnuts)
  • salmon
  • slow-cooked pork shoulder
  • bread
  • yogurt

On-the-Go Snacks

  • fruit
  • squeezies
  • peanut butter and jelly sandwiches
  • Cheerios
  • Trader Joe’s salmon jerky

Veggies (usually small quantities and inconsistent)

  • mashed yams with lime juice, olive oil, and salt
  • kale chips (only the expensive farmer’s market ones – Trader Joes’s was rejected)
  • homemade kale chips
  • grated orange salad with currants (went for currents first, but also ate carrots)
  • nori


  • cookies
  • candied ginger (go figure!)

Still rejects

  • cheese
  • tofu
  • tempeh
  • potatoes (hash browns, mashed potatoes, even French Fries)
  • Western-style pasta (need to try smaller ones, like macaroni)
  • ice cream (this won’t last long, so we might as well enjoy it while we can)

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