As we have mentioned several times, Elliot is not a particularly adventurous eater. While his friends munch on asiago chicken sausage, dried seaweed chips, whole raw mushrooms, fried eggs, and so forth, Elliot pretty much eats...milk. And some other things. Like maybe six other things, not including deserts which don't count.* I'm exaggerating a little, but not much.
Anyway, we're super excited that Elliot has added a big number seven to his list of acceptable foods. It is a kind of exciting and moral new food--Brandon's homemade protein bars, inspired by Alton Brown's "Good Eats" recipe. They include things like tofu,** wheat germ, eggs, peanut butter, and protein powder, and I can confirm that they are quite good. I mean, sure, they are protein bars, which means that they're weird. But weird is relative when you're feeding a child.
That photo has nothing to do with food or protein bars. It's just cute.
*I should say that Elliot's eating has gotten better in the last couple of weeks; we're back to eating some staples. Peas, for instance, have returned into favor.
**Do people have thoughts on the soy protein for children issue? I know a couple of people who are convinced that it's a terrible idea, but I myself haven't found any proof that I would consider conclusive on that issue.