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    Thumbs down Baked beans are for the lazy and unhealthy?

    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?

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    I disagree with your aunty, baked beans are a really good food to use in a childs nutrition range, they are a low fat source of iron andI protein

    Ds and I would share a can of beans about 2 times a week but he decided he hated them at 20 months, he's just started liking them again now at almost 2
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    Never mind her mischief.

    The doctor already suggested this diet...
    Sounds like she's talking old wives tales or similar.

    Baked beans are very healthy for you, home made.
    Tins are also fine if you look for reduced salt etc.

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    Well if you're lazy, i must be super lazy!!!

    DD (13 months) has baked beans in some form or another about twice a week for lunch.

    I always buy the low salt, low sugar baked beans and DD loves it... Its a great protein and iron source like you said

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    Baked beans are awesome! And easy!! Double win!!

    My DS has had some low iron issues and we've gotten him onto roasted chickpeas - he loves em! I think they're foul!!

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    Your Aunt needs to be told to get her info right - she's obviously too lazy to do some research

    Baked Beans are full of fibre, contain plant based iron and plant based calcium and plant based protein (plant based nutrients are easier for the body to metabolize), low GI, they are full of fibre, they are cheap and easy to prepare. They are considered to be a super food, and are possibly and anti-cancer food.

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    Well i must be the laziest parent in the world, My kids LOVE baked beans and have them at least twice a week (either for lunch or dinner). They are so good for kids, packed with fibre and a serve of veges!!!
    BA to your aunty!!!
    If it was a toss up between baked beans and fast food, baked beans would win in my house every time!!!

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    Baked beans are actually a really good food to eat. I love them and so do my kids, we have them atleast once a week and sometimes more if the kiddies want them... I think your aunty is ill informed.

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    My dd has it with breakfast along with cereal and toast about 3 or 4 times per week.

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    I've always thought this attitude was weird ... I agree with pp - perhaps it was an old wives tale.

    My Dad used to always go on about how baked beans for dinner was something that only REALLY poor people have (to make us feel better about being poor, I assume).

    Baked beans are both good for you and delicious! Win win (with a side of Om nom nom).

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