While I was looking around on an online forum, I came across a discussion about feeding frozen peas to toddlers. There were many toddlers who enjoyed frozen peas and would not eat them any other way. I was intrigued. It never would have occurred to me to give the babies uncooked frozen peas. Grayson has been getting picky lately and does not like things that squish in his mouth, like peas, oranges or berries. It was worth a try.
You can see the ice crystals clinging to the peas.
First, I tried the petite frozen peas. I figured that I cannot expect them to eat them if I won’t. They were not bad. I imagine they might even be refreshing on a hot summer day. There was a pleasant cold sensation followed by a tiny burst of sweetness. Then, I decided to go for the gusto and try them on our pickiest eater. Grayson made a face when he first popped a pea into his mouth and then, to my astonishment, he smiled. My pickiest eater liked frozen peas!
Grayson's first impression of frozen peas
I was so excited to see that expression followed by this one!
Xayden and Ryder were unsure at first and then embraced the frozen peas. Capri thought frozen peas were the bee's knees right from the start. It is amazing the things you can learn from other parents. This experiment was a veggie success story. We will definitely be revisiting frozen peas in our future menus. I will sneak them in now and then to keep the novelty effect that makes frozen fun.
Capri happily popped the first pea into her mouth.
She enjoyed the frozen sensation.
Ryder contemplated the pea.
He decided that frozen peas were funny.
Xayden seemed dismayed at first.
But, he grew to enjoy the frozen peas.
I am all about learning from other parents. Please share your feeding success stories and recipes. If you have a link to something you’ve tried (or want to try), feel free to include it. As always, comments are welcome.