About a year ago, DS had severe iron deficiency for a few months. I had to give him a supplement and introduce more iron in his food. We were sent to a dietician in the hospital for some tips and advice.
She recommended baked beans and eggs have lots of iron and should be eaten at least once a week. Also ofcourse steak, pink meats, nuts, etc.
So I gave DS at least 4 times a week beef (steak, mince, etc), once a week fish and once a week he got baked beans and a cheese/ham/onion omelet.
He LOVES baked beans and omelets. So even though his iron levels are better now, I still continued the weekly baked beans.
This evening my aunt called me lazy. Bake beans are unhealthy and are there for people in a rush or for people too lazy to cook.
Making the omelet with the chopped onion, grated cheese and shredded ham is not something I'd be making if I were lazy :\
So is it really that unhealthy to give him baked beans and an omelet for dinner once a week? Am I being lazy by giving my son something he really loves? It's sort of like a special treat he gets when he's been a good boy for that week.
How often does your child get baked beans?