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We talked about this alot awhile back. Since the kids are older now though and have more teeth etc...i was was just curious what an average lunch/snack would look like at your house. i feel like we eat way to many cheerios/goldfish here so i need ideas!
Lunch? Whatever he'll eat. Maybe squeezey applesauce or yogurt. Often a cheese stick and a beef jerky stick. He likes pizza. Chicken nuggets, sweet potato fries, fish sticks. Cheddar Bunnies (like goldfish), cereal bars, fruit crackers (from Aldi), raisins, berries, apples, frozen chocolate covered banana bites (as a treat), bacon or sausage. Macaroni and cheese with stuff in it (tuna, sausage, hot dogs, broccoli, peas, etc.) Pasta, meatballs, squash. It really just depends on where we are. A lot of times he snacks more during the day and doesn't have a real lunch.
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Teresa is still a fairly picky eater, but her one go to item seems to be yogurt. She'll eat it for every meal if I let her (and I sometimes do when she refuses everything else!). She'll eat maybe 1/2 a chicken nugget, doesn't seem to like them much anymore. She'll have maybe a 1/3 cup of mac and cheese sometimes. Just recently I discovered she'll eat a hot dog or bologna (BARF!!!!). Just this week she started liking string cheese, but I have to cut it into pieces for her, she won't eat much of it if she has to bite into it to get it apart. She likes fish or cheezits, most of the time.
All my kids are picky, so am I. Hubby blames it on me.
Drake is super picky too. If it is green he will not eat it. he won't even try it to determine he does not like it. He will sniff it and toss it to the ground LOL. Amy-how do you do the frozen banana/chocolate? my Dad did frozen bananas like that when i was kid but i am not sure how.
Lunch is often the same for us- Bryson will eat any veggie or fruit but is not big on meat. He will eat ham or nitrate free hotdogs. Always has cheese too. Doesn't like chix nuggets or mac n cheese or anything on bread! Pizza is always a hit though. Yogurt is hit and miss, he must feed himself or he wants nothing to do with it. Snacks are any kind of cracker or fruit. He loves fruit strips and fruit bars too. Also wants anything DH or I are eating
Thankfully I don't have a picky eater on my hands, pretty much anything I serve gets happily gobbled up. Crackers with hummus and guacamole is a favorite, fruit and vegetable squeeze pouches are always a hit, I make these salmon and cream cheese rolls that he really likes. Mac and cheese is one of my favorites to make because I can load it up with lots of veggies- not that I have any problems getting veggies into this kid, he even likes salad!
Daycare lunches are waaaaaaaay more interesting than the ones I make for her. When we're at home, she'll get a jelly sandwich or jelly on crackers.....a toddler size serving of either Mac n cheese or spaghetti o's......or a couple of chicken nuggets. There's usually a fruit with it and then some milk. A snack might be a gerber cereal bar, some dried fruit, or some goldfish crackers.
Both my boys suck at eating. I swear I can't wait until they are 13 and I can't keep them full. Nothing would make me happier right now than to fix a huge dinner and have every single drop gobbled up.
Luke will not eat a single vegetable. The only fruit is likes in mandarian oranges until this week and now he doens't like those. He abhors meat. So that leaves us with carby snacks. He will eat popcorn, cheez its, goldfish, flipz (pretzel crackers), veggie sticks, cereal bars, until he becomes one. He also is digging on yogurt. I am going to start feeding him that at every meal because he won't eat any fruit! Daycare gave him some freeze dried fruit and sent me an excited text that he liked it. Poor things, they get as excited as I do when we finally find something he'll eat. So the teacher sent home two packages with me to get me through the weekend. Hee hee! Sadly the only place they sell this type of dried fruit is costco.
Remind me in 12/13 years when I am complaining that I can't keep food in my house of this post please.
Milan is a great eater. He eats anything with an exception of fresh tomatoes. Snacks are fruit, or cheese, or crackers... yogurt, fruit smoothy, anything really. He gets picky when teething, but otherwise he has a great appetite. Thank god!
Eli has only recently become a great eater. Until a couple weeks ago he was horrible! I don't know how he gained weight! the only thing he absolutely hates (and yes it's a whole entire food group) is veggies! Here are some of our normal meals:
Breakfast: fruit (oranges, grapes, bananas, pineapple, peaches), muffins, soggy cereal with milk, nutrigrain bars, toast with jelly, blueberry bagels with cream cheese
Lunch (I pack for school): pb&j on whole grain bread, bagel with peanut butter, ravioli, Mac n' cheese, leftovers from dinner, veggie soup (a good way to get veggies in him bc he likes the broth), cheese and lunch meat, fruit, crackers, goldfish
Dinner: whatever we are eating, lasagna, casseroles are a big hit, stirfry (another way to get veggies in him), chicken parm, pizza, etc.
Yeah, I have a 9 year old who has always been a picky eater. He's still picky but he can now eat vast quantities of the foods he likes. It's not unusual for him to eat 8 wheat waffles, 6 pieces of pizza, 2 pieces of fruit or three pb&j sandwiches at a sitting.
Anyway with Fairfax, she pretty much snacks on what I snack on. I'm not big on snacking but at the toddler stage, they seem to want to snack more than sit for meals so I allow some flexibility at this stage. She likes smoothies, buttered rye toast, pretzels, graham crackers with peanut butter, apple slices, cottage cheese with fruit, my healthy homemade treats(zucchini bread, applesauce muffins, oatmeal bars, pizza from freezer,etc.)and rice chex. If it's not something I would eat, she doesn't get it either, at least 90% of the time. DH likes to sneak in things that he would eat, like an occasional Hebrew National hot dog. But still no Gerber bars or puffs here. Bleh. I've tasted those and they're nasty. I recently scoured the grocery aisles for an appropriate grown up cereal bar for our roadtrip. She absolutely loved Kashi's TLC cherry cereal bars. No corn syrup or hydrogenated oils and no honey. Great for those under 2! I thought they were tasty too.
I've made a huge effort with Fairfax to have her see what we eat and have her eat the same things. That's why we even let her dip her paci in our beer foam. My strategy is working! Over the weekend, the other parents were amazed at how Fairfax was eating 7 layer dip and chips with me. I may have messed up and coddled my older two but I'm proud of the good foundation I made with Faira.
Add Jackson to the HATE HATE HATE Veggie group... I have found the veggie/fruit squeezy packs (Target brand on .89 cent) and he likes those - I just found out not to open and immediately hand to him - huge mess!!!
He likes turkey, cheese, yogurt, pasta, hamburger, bologna, chix nuggets, fish stix, hot dogs, oyster crackers, goldfish, banana (his favorite - he would eat 20 a day if he could), oranges, apples (hit or miss), cereal bars, fruit twisty, sausage, bagel, toast, mac n cheese, fries....
I just get tired of always running to chicken nuggest, mac n cheese, and pasta... UGH
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