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    They definitely prefer mixed food so I cater for that. Basically if they can see veggies they refuse to eat it.

    I made a delicious chicken lasagne tonight with heaps of hidden veggies in there (broccoli, cauli, peas, corn, mushrooms, tomatoes) and DS2 ate most of his but it was with A LOT of encouraging and spoon feeding.

    I admit I cave every now and then and just buy them dinner but I have cut out that completely in the last few weeks to really get on top of this issue.

    Thanks so much for all your suggestions too

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    what time do you do dinner? Are they too tired? Could you do dinner early...4pm and a light supper before bed?

    For a while with my DS, i gave a big main meal at lunch and a light dinner...worked great too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by River Song View Post
    what time do you do dinner? Are they too tired? Could you do dinner early...4pm and a light supper before bed?

    For a while with my DS, i gave a big main meal at lunch and a light dinner...worked great too.
    They normally have dinner around 5 and goto bed around 7ish. I might try giving them their dinner for lunch and see if that works! Thanks!

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    Default So sick of the dinner time struggle! *rant*

    Give it to them for breaky the next day?

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    Default So sick of the dinner time struggle! *rant*

    Kids! All of mine do my head in when it comes to dinner and we don't eat take away (maybe once a month noodle box or Thai)
    I threaten DS6 with the flavor of the week being taken and this works, DS4 is my worst so we just call the police to deal with him (dial #326, "the number you have called is not available" he thinks it's a cop haha)
    Or sometimes the ambulance is coming to take him for needles because he is going to get to sick if he doesn't eat!
    I'm awful hahaha
    DS2 is too pre occupied with me telling everyone else off and calling the police or the ambos that he ends up sitting on the kitchen table eating everyone else's dinner because apparently ours tastes better!!!
    Hahaha oh I hate dinner time :-))

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    Default So sick of the dinner time struggle! *rant*

    My SIL is a nutritionist who had a lot of clients with bad /fussy eaters and she actually recommends what Pp just said for fussy eaters at that age, it's drilled into us to have a big dinner but in reality brekky and lunch are where the big meals should come ( to give us energy for the day) and night time should be smaller so she tells her clients why can't they do meat and veggies for brekky ( this is usually when they are hungriest) or if it's too weird do eggs, baked beans , or soup then do meat/veggies/pasta/rice as a big lunch meal and a light dinner - let them have their toast or cereal , as long as they aim for 2 fruit/5 vegg a day with a balanced diet , what does it matter when they eat it , they will eventually go back to eating normally

    She also recommends a afternoon smoothie , add spinach or kale to the fruit blend, they won't taste it and try to give raw veggies as snacks throughout the day, carrot sticks, celery, cucumber, capsicum or even raw peas and try to encourage healthy eating by making it normal, as in lead by example and don't make a big deal about it as they pick up on parents stress!

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    That's exactly what we do in our house Elijah's Mum. So much easier than the stress of it all.

    And so much easier too... no huge great big loads of dishes to tackle at night. And we get much better table conversation as everyone is bright and chirpy at lunch time, rather than moody and tired at dinner.

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    Default So sick of the dinner time struggle! *rant*

    So far my DS is a great eater but I've started making soup for he and I for brekky! DH thinks we are weird but it is healthy and filling and yum!

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    we dont make dinner time a drama. Im careful to serve at least one favourite (ie corn, macaroni, pineapple) and dinner is served. If it doesnt get eaten, no big deal. I refuse to beg. bribe or threaten, and Ive never spoon fed (we did BLW, so bub feeds themelves from the start)
    Dessert is usually fruit and yoghurt, but you dont get it if you havent eaten dinner.
    We also all sit down together and eat, so its a social event as well

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    Default So sick of the dinner time struggle! *rant*

    Quote Originally Posted by trishalishous View Post
    we dont make dinner time a drama. Im careful to serve at least one favourite (ie corn, macaroni, pineapple) and dinner is served. If it doesnt get eaten, no big deal. I refuse to beg. bribe or threaten, and Ive never spoon fed (we did BLW, so bub feeds themelves from the start)
    Dessert is usually fruit and yoghurt, but you dont get it if you havent eaten dinner.
    We also all sit down together and eat, so its a social event as well
    Easier said then done for us I think. We dont have a dining table as we just don't have the room for one. The kids have a ikea table and chairs and sometimes DH and I will sit there with them but it's not very comfortable for us. Also us eating with the kids doesn't seem to make a difference. Also their favorites are baked beans and scrambled eggs but how often can I serve that? We don't have dessert in this house as I just can't eat dessert at that time of day (been on a weight loss journey for 3 years now) Also as I stated in a PP both DSs have speech delay and DS2 has very low comprehension so just doesn't understand. He would just think I'm being nasty


 

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