When Yousef (now 15 months) was younger, he used to eat anything I offered; he had such a balanced diet filled with vitamins and nutrients. Now that he is a bit older and moves around independently, the only things he accepts are finger foods. Cheese sticks, fruit, vegetables, sandwiches and anything he can hold in his hand. As soon as I try feeding him home-made cooking with rice, vegetables, meat and sauce he completely refuses. He does not accept meat, chicken or eggs either. He ends up munching all day without having a descent meal. I tried holding back on the nibbles for a few hours so that he gets really hungry and eventually eats, he just takes a few bites and then stops again.
It's driving me crazy! I don't know if it is a phase or not, but I can honestly say that he is getting very poor nutrition now.
How can I deal with such a picky eater at a young age?