Yeah jasper won't eat any 'real' meat & never has. He'll happily eat ham, hot dogs, sausages & chicken nuggets. He sometimes eats a little mince. But that's not 'real' meat. I figure he will when he wants to. And keep trying to offer him the majority of his diet things he'll eat that are still good food. Though his diet is FAR from perfect, he's a little fussy. But he's 3 - I hear it's normal
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10-01-2012 02:06 #11
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10-01-2012 08:09 #13
Agreed totally as I have lived vegetarian ... Raw foodist etc..
I just don't know if a three year old who won't eat meat would be particularly interested in green leafy veg (or enough of them to get adequate iron etc)...
Mine will drink green smoothies though do you could try them ..
10-01-2012 08:18 #14
That's true! My daughter who is 4 now will eat it when it's cut up in food, although a lot of kids probably wouldn't eat the sort of foods I put them in like curries (some look disgusting but taste amazing haha!) I am lucky my daughter will eat/try just about anything!
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10-01-2012 08:20 #15
There's plenty of vegetarian parents raising their kids exactly the same way! Just ensure that she's getting the protein and iron she needs in other foods, that's all! It may be a stage, it may be that she hates meat and will NEVER eat it, but that is perfectly healthy as long as her diet is well balanced.
10-01-2012 08:26 #16Senior Member
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The only thing that is in meat that vegetables don't contain is vitamin B12. Iron is absorbed from many foods and protein is in a lot of foods. Incidentally, the only anaemic people that I've come across in my life eat a diet that contains a LOT of meat but little fruit and vegetables, you need other vitamins and minerals for your body to be able to absorb iron.
B12 is fortified into many soy/other milks so maybe just keep an eye on that and just replace your DDs meat with another protein.
10-01-2012 08:27 #17
You could also try yeast flakes for B12.
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17-01-2012 12:55 #20
I'd be completely fine with her being a vego, if that's what she chooses. Just was a bit curious, if it could happen this young. Although I think it's just at home because speaking to the day carer, she ate all the spag Bol, and rissoles in tomato and rice, that I made and sent. But at home, wouldn't have a bar of it!? Cheeky cheeky!
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