My almost-18 year old daughter has begun weight watchers, and has lost 5.4 lb in three weeks. She has an extremely limited list of what she will eat, and a very long list of what she will not eat. Think kid food in the extreme. She is okay for breakfast and lunch, but dinners are problematic. Looking for suggestions.
What she likes to eat: Steak, ribs, turkey burgers, occasional chicken breast, burritos, tacos, macaroni and cheese, canned chicken noodle soup, fresh steamed broccoli, fresh steamed cauliflower, apples, raw celery, canned green beans, frozen corn (yes, only canned green beans and only frozen corn). At restaurants she will order a bacon cheeseburger, no matter where we go. She loves mashed and baked potatoes. She will eat a salad (if you can call it that) that is either totally iceberg or totally romaine lettuce, with ranch dressing.
What she won't eat: Fish, any seafood, anything spicy, onions, bell peppers, any other peppers, mushrooms, zucchini, basically any vegetable not listed above.
When the family has a pasta dish, she will only eat plain noodles. She prefers foods separate rather than casserole type (too much work to pick out offending items that way!)
I tried figuring out what she ate of the frozen prepared dinners that I purchased for her busy days, but honestly she picks out more than she will eat of those too.
Weight Watchers has been great for her. She is actually seeing what she needs to do to eat a more balanced diet. She is getting her calcium needs met, drinking water, and even eating some fruit and veggies, although extremely limited.
This is the child who threw up (sorry to be graphic) when forced to take bites of things she did not like. Any ideas?