An unbalanced diet
Loaf on the other hand? Oy.
Loaf eats about a dozen foods, most of which fall into the category of "grains." Her favorite foods include:
2. Corn flakes
4. Pizza, without the cheese
5. Pasta, without sauce
6. Macaroni and cheese
11. Vegetarian pepperoni (which, I think technically counts as a "grain" since it's made from soy. And no, it's not as dreadful tasting as it sounds).
12. Ham <---Which of these things is not like the others?
She will, fortunately, eat peas, beans, olives and most fruits, so we tend to keep those things on hand for variety. However, her "will eat" list keeps narrowing. On Monday, I packed her a lunch of vegetarian pepperoni, crackers and applesauce. The applesauce, which she was eating by the tub in September, came back unopened.
"I don't like applesauce, Mom."
Huh? Since when?!?
I know technically I'm not supposed to worry about this, but it's driving me crazy! I mean what kid doesn't like grilled cheese? Or chicken? Or peanut butter? Or corn? Seriously, people? Can I get a ruling here? Is she exceptionally picky, or does this sound like normal 5-year-old stuff to you?