Just to clarify some things, I'm not worried that Kyra is withering away and on the brink of starvation. Its just kinda scary when a doctor tells you your kid is under weight and they want her back for an unscheduled checkup.
In my overworked imagination I'm wondering, "what it is that I'm doing wrong? Am I too strict on what I limit her foods to? Should I be making her sit at the table and eat every bite on her plate?"
So, here is where you guys and your wonderful advice come in handy. I have listed here an idea of what Kyra will eat, will not eat, and what we choose not to feed her. If you pay attention, she seems to have put her self on a fat free/low fat diet. This is where my problem lies. What can you guys think of or come up with to put some "healthy fats" into her diet. (the pediatrician kept stressing the "healthy fats" to me, thus why we're still not going to make daily runs to McDonald's for chicken nuggets and french fries)
Likes- most any fruit or vegetable I've ever given her, rice cakes, jello, chicken, fish sticks, canned fruit, crayons, shards of paper (yes Lindsey, you were one the right track), soy milk, water, limited amounts of fruit juice, pastas, pork chops, rice, potatoes (occasionally), pancakes, ham, hot dogs, lunch meat (when she's in the mood for it), turkey, cheerios
Dislikes- hamburger, steak, most any other form of meat, eggs, soy cheese, dried fruits, Vienna sausages (she used to like them, now she refuses them)
What we don't/can't give her- milk, candy, french fries, most fried foods (the occasional fast food chicken nugget is one of the few exceptions), cheese, yogurt, any food prepared with cheese or milk (and good gosh that's nearly everything Jer and I used to eat!), junk food
Now, tell me any experiences or advice you have. Ask your Mama, your Granny, your next door neighbor, Google. There has got to be something staring me right in the face that I haven't tried yet, because at this very moment she's eating a thing of blueberries. Healthy, good for the brain, and a whole lot of 0 when it comes to fat grams.
Off you go, tell me what you come up with.