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07-07-2006, 10:58 AM
My 14 month DS has suddenly become a very picky eater. The only things he will eat are cheese, yogurt, fruit, cereal, hotdogs, crackers/pretzels and of course sweets. He used to eat everything we offered him!! Any suggestions?
07-07-2006, 01:15 PM
you could do hot dogs wrapped in the whole wheat croissants from pillsbury out of the can for extra grains.....
My son loves veggies cooked with small bits of bacon cooked with them for flavor or cheese melted over the veggies......
You can try mixing cheerios in his yogurt for breakfast to get grains and dairy at once......
I also cook a lot of my meats...ham steaks or pork chop steaks in a skillet with peaches sliced up or raisins or apples and a little brown sugar with them all to give a sweet flavor...my son doesn't like meat too much alone, but cooked in the brown sugar and with the cooked fruit with it, he gobbles it all up!
Same thing...cook carrots in a little brown sugar and butter and he'll eat them gone!
07-07-2006, 02:29 PM
Wow [thankssign] ! Those are some great ideas! I'll have to try them out. :D
07-10-2006, 01:04 PM
My son is picky too! Try baby carrots, they're a little sweet, my son loves them. Timmy likes to be able to hold the food himself, so he won't eat messy things very often. He likes chicken nuggets (most kids do, if you haven't tried them yet, it's be a good idea.) and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and pizza.
07-11-2006, 07:33 PM
My daughter is also picky and i totally agree with timmy's mom chicken nuggets are a good choice. Something that helps my daughter eat salad is putting a little bit of italian dressing and cheese in it. She like raw veggies better than cooked so i give her things like baby carrots and cucumbers. Fruit isn't a problem of course. :roll: :wink:
07-11-2006, 09:43 PM
The most recent thing we found that my DS likes is....drum roll please...
raw bell peppers!!!
who wudda thunk!?!?!?
He also ate a whole piece of salami for lunch today, along with peas, cheese and applesauce...
07-11-2006, 11:18 PM
yeah my daughter like fish too. Will have to try the bell peppers though [whatthink]
07-12-2006, 09:39 AM
Cangrats! Thats a great lunch!
I tried bell peppers too, I wasn't successful, but I'm glad your son likes them! :D You never know until you try.
Oh and if you haven't already try corn on the cob, Timmy loves it!
07-12-2006, 10:22 AM
my dd at two years of ages loved red and, orange, and yellow peppers. and fish. today she is a great eater, and will try anything once. at meal times we just gave her a bit of what everone else was having and some things that she liked. we always gave her healthy choices, and let her choose what she wanted to eat. at 6 years she will eat lots of different things, today she loves ribs, peppers, fish, mangoes, mashed potatoes, steak, eggs, (and bacon). i think that if you give them the control of how much to eat out of different healthy choices they will eat better. a public dietary nurse told me once it could take as much as offering something up to 30 times before they will try something new, but to keep on trying. my son does not eat very well, but we do the same thing for him, and since we stopped 'forcing' him to eat he too has done better, and will occasionally try new things, my dd who is 19 months will eat anything.
My child nutrician book has a suggestion called a TASTING PLATE, where you puree a veg/fruit/ yogart with fruit any kind of combination so it comes out looking like a dip and then give them various things to dip in it, then a small square of whole meal bread.
Such a great idea!
07-18-2006, 11:07 PM
One way I get my dd to eat more vegies is to get a microwavable cheese pizza, then I have her add the toppings to it. Today it was broccoli and turkey pepperoni. She made it so she wanted to eat it!
When she goes through a stubborn phase I just give her very small portions of whatever we are having. One or two green beens, a tiny bit of meat, whatever...when she sees us eating, she sometimes taste her small portions. She sometimes take an hour to eat whats on her plate, but as long as it holds her interest I just let her be.
ooh ooh pick me pick me!!!
Tonight because DH and I are eating a spicey mexican dish not suitable for the twins I made these things called BAKED BEAN SUBS from my child nutrician book.
I cut a hot dog bun in half, tipped baked beans on them, put shredded cheese on that and grilled them. The twins scoffed every mouthful without speaking, there was no "I don't like this, I don't want this"
The baked beans have a lot of goodness in them, the cheese has calcium and the bread has carbohydrates - FANTASTIC.