I have a 26month old daughter going through similar problems. She loves her dry savoury biscuits and could eat them b/fast lunch and dinner. Vegies .... forget about them... even pureed and mixed in with food that she likes. She has such a sensitive taste that she can pick it right away and refuses to eat or picks it out of her mouth. Meat... i have the same issues... especially chicken and mince.... she can pick it a mile away. Her diet is cornflakes (dry), pasta with red sauce and parmesan, heinz can savoury rice and beef only, soup (in clear broth), egg yolk (only), bread, bread and bread, and apples. She lives on Milk... her poos are like baby poos... yellow and runny which really upsets me. She would rather have a piece of plain bread than a doughnut, hamburger or fries!!! I have cut down her milk and let her go hungy which is why she now eats apple (Finally got fruit down her!!). Cutting down her milk (from 2 full bottles to two half bottles) was the best thing i have done so far. I found that she refused to eat because she knew that her milk was coming... not anymore. She is not underweight but i am worried about her health and nutrition for her future. I have tried to let her help me in the kitchen which she really enjoys, but she won't eat the food regardless. I also try to make interesting things with faces and funny shapes but still no go. She'll try it cause it looks like fun but for some reason will refuse to eat the rest. I spoke with a nutritionist on 3AW (Karen Inge) and she suggested putting all food on a platter (including your own) and everybody pick out of it, and not to make a fuss.... I have made progress as she does reach out for the food and put it in her mouth, but that is where it ends, she spits it right out!
Its like the texture of the food is a problem rather than the taste. I don't know what i can do about that. What gets me is that she used to be such a fantastic eater and it is progressively getting worse. She would eat chopped vegies, then i had to grate, then puree, now zilch!
I guess that at this stage, i just have to persist and she will eventually eat the right foods.. i know that she won't starve but i have to be strong. I liked all the suggestions... especially the one about kissing the food good bye... i am going to try that for sure... hopefully it works.