For over a year now, E1 has been peeling the cheese off her pizza and just eating the toppings and crust. She will eat mozarella melted on crackers, or as cheese sticks. Just not on pizza.
This causes some eye-twitching for Rob and I at the dinner table. She's wasting food. It looks nasty all clumped there on her plate. Rob has even gone so far as to question if she'd rather just eat something else. To this she answers no, she likes all the other parts of her pepperoni pizza.
For a time, we tried to enforce the eat-it-all-or-none policy, but she obviously does not like something about that melted cheese; appearance, or texture, or flavor.
When we have a make-your-own pizza meal using flour tortillas as our personal pizzas she leaves the cheese off. Sauce, pepperoni, and hamburger is all she adds. Her pizza always looks naked.
I have come to the conclusion that it's not the most horrid way for her to be altering her food, even though it crushes my pizza-loving soul to see her slices be defamed in such a manner.
Rob, I think, sometimes still has thoughts of exiling her from pizza consumption - at least in our presence.
What would you do? Discuss.