Family, FOOD, My recipes DIY PIZZA AT HOME 4 June 2013

So if you know Hunter in real life, you’ll know that he’s both a reluctant and picky eater. (though I try not to vocalise this within earshot of him, because I don’t want it to be a self-fulfilling prophecy)

Up until he turned 2 years old (!), he only ate food that was pureed. He just really disliked texture and having to chew, I guess. And til now, at just over 2 years old… he eats very little and is pretty much a vegetarian (!).

His eating is somewhat like this:

Breakfast – plain unsweetened Greek yogurt, with fresh fruit. Or, quaker oat cereal in fresh milk.

Lunch – pretty much anything (thanks to him being allowed to use the iPad during mealtime). But easiest is Japanese food which is always a sure-win.

Dinner – sliced avocado, steamed plain tofu, one hard-boiled egg, one piece of cheese or a bun (the fancy kind from a fancy bakery, supermarket-brand breads are a no go for him). All served separately.

It’s totally BIZZARE how his dinner isΒ always the same. Every night. And he never gets sick of it!! If I try to mix it up and cook a dish, he’ll flatly refuse it. He eats no sauce, no salt, no sugar… all very pure and ‘healthy’ stuff.

So in an attempt to try and get him INTERESTED in a varied dinner…. Chris had the bright idea ofΒ DIY pizza night. Getting Hunter involved in the food-making might make him realise food is FUN and yummy, right?!

Hunter did have fun spreading the tomato sauce onto the base.. and popping on some of the ingredients (though he wouldn’t touch any with his bare hands). I think he was happiest watching Chris do it all though!

Fascinated watching the pizza being put together.. and he did help a bit!

 

CHECK IT OUT GUYS

 

The pizza had grilled mushrooms, grilled onions, green and red capsicum, corn, ground beef and cheese. We’d figured it was all pretty palatable for a toddler and pretty health. y

All prepared and ready to be popped into the oven

 

The result impressed us, if I do say so myself πŸ˜‰ It was really tasty! We had way more veggies than meat, which is a good thing, and a whole ton of ingredients. Certainly not the usual store-bought kind that has a mere scattering of topping. We loved it πŸ™‚

Piping hot straight out of the oven.

 

The question is,Β did Hunter eat the pizza??

Well, he ate two 2cmx2cm pieces that I cut for him.. then refused to eat anymore. And then proceeded to ask for his usual avocado/egg/tofu dinner. *facepalm*

Oh well. It was worth a shot!!

Snack time? Yeah, always a winner!

 

Super-fail at throwing a ball. LMAO!
httpv://youtu.be/AyFiVHIlAjs

Success!
httpv://youtu.be/m87zQCtqj94

 

6 Comments

  • victoria posted on June 5, 2013 at 12:10 am

    hi! where do you get plain unsweetened Greek yogurt from and the brand please? thank you!

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    • Beverly! posted on June 5, 2013 at 10:46 pm

      I get it from Cold Storage or NTUC, and it’s called Paul’s. In a white tub with blue print!

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  • Richie posted on June 5, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    Awww,too cute !! though i’m actually aspiring towards Hunter’s eating habits…how lovely though, the family pizza making session sounds like tons of fun!!!

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    • Beverly! posted on June 5, 2013 at 10:49 pm

      It would’ve been a lot more fun if Carter was old enough to eat it all, and Hunter would eat! But, good enough πŸ˜›

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  • Trina posted on June 5, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    It’s great how you’re able to just let Hunter be his own person! I’m such a control freak.. I hope I can “let go” when the time comes, if you know what I mean! πŸ™‚

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    • Beverly! posted on June 5, 2013 at 10:52 pm

      Weeellll I’d say I’m a control freak too and Hunter and I have our daily battles over food, sigh. But I”m trying really hard to let go!!!

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