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Ollie seems to be getting a little more adventurous with the kinds of food that he is eating. But he has got some damn atas taste-buds if I might say so. bah. (has to be big sweet strawberries , $3 peaches)

Recently, Donald and I decided to do a 360° change to our diets. Actually, to Donald’s diet cos he has a goal to lose weight. And me, being the very nice wife, agreed to support him in his journey. This basically meant we cut down on the food that we eat at night, switching it to a salad dinner. *sobs* I was a little apprehensive. The last time I decided that salads were the way to go was 4 years back. It lasted for 3 days and then I went for the nearest Hungry Jack’s and ordered a Whopper burger. Hah.

So off to the market I went, and loaded up on salad ingredients. Cucumber, pumpkin, cherry tomatoes, pea shoots, broccoli, carrots, capsicum..etc. Did some roasted veggies and chucked them all in the fridge. Loaded up with more fruits, chopped them up for the week, and chucked them all in the fridge.

I guess, the good thing about it was that I was also able to offer Ollie more fruits as snacks rather than his crackers. Toddler crackers/snacks are ridiculously expensive in Singapore. $6.20 for a pack of 6 wheat bars?? And it doesn’t last long too! Ollie inhales his snacks I swear. The other day, I gave Ollie a bar, turned around to scoop some rice and when I turned back, it was gone. WTH. I thought maybe he dropped it on the floor. Hah. Nope, it was alllll in his mouth. This monster is gonna eat us poor. Haha.

But yeah, it was nice to see Ollie enjoy his fruits. I used the opportunity for him to learn how to feed himself with a fork too. Day 2 and he is using it like a pro. The picking up of food with the fork is still a little tricky for him, but he has better aim now. I reckon starting with the fork was a better idea cos at least the food item stays on the fork whereas his oatmeal kinda slides off the spoon. Some fruits, like the bigger strawberries, he is happy to hold it in his hands and eat it. Gotta say I really love watching him eat on his own.

And us eating veggie for dinner meant that Ollie would snack on some of our veggies. I was surprised that he enjoyed raw capsicum. Donald had to nibble the skin off before giving it to Ollie. I guess he enjoyed the crunch and the sweetness. Hmm..so maybe all these healthy eating is going somewhere.

So lately, it has been yoghurt, more fruits, more veggies, some soup ingredients like lotus root, introduction to more cut up veggies rather than puree. Maybe we wouldn’t need to bring the slow cooker to Houston after all. Haha.

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