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    No starchy carbs at night for us. Some fruit for dessert and as a PP stated all veges have carbs. Tonight we had roast pumpkin, brocoli and zucchini. Plenty of carbs there

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    Default Are carbs an ESSENTIAL part of a child's dinnertime?

    We do a low carb diet as DD1 is type 1 diabetic.. We find she has better night readings not having heaps of carbs at dinner.. Carrots and pumpkin, peas and corn have small amounts of carbs plus then your sweet potato and a few others or if you're having salad a dressing has small amounts also..

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    Default Are carbs an ESSENTIAL part of a child's dinnertime?

    I don't serve my kids carbs every night, but my husband is Irish and thinks dinner is weird if it doesn't contain some sort of potato

    ETA - my kids don't like potatoes!

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    Default Re: Are carbs an ESSENTIAL part of a child's dinnertime?

    We rarely eat bread or potato (which is the type of carbs most people refer to when they're talking carbs). We are vegetarian and have no problems sleeping at night.

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    Default Are carbs an ESSENTIAL part of a child's dinnertime?

    Oh, yeah I know fruit and veg have carbs but not they're not carb heavy and I think that's what everyone was saying was essential. I generally provide carbs with dinner but not always... Dinner tonight for example was sausages in bread and veg... But last night i gave dd a salmon steak with salad. No rice or anything to accompany it.

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    For a child, yes I think carb's are essential. They are essential for energy and growth and should still form the main part of any diet across the day. By all means offer plenty of protein - meat, dairy & heaps of vegies, but carbs are really needed too. A low carb diet (which what you are describing is reasonably low in carbs) is not suitable for young children.

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    Default Are carbs an ESSENTIAL part of a child's dinnertime?

    I think it's good to have carbs every day, but not necessarily every meal. If the kid has carbs earlier in the day it's fine to have a low carb dinner.

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    Default Are carbs an ESSENTIAL part of a child's dinnertime?

    I think it's important to eat healthy carbs we eat wholegrain bread and brown rice and I buy/make wholemeal pasta. We just eat normal potatoes We generally eat weatbix for breakfast but I offer rice bubbles, cornflakes, porridge or wholegrain toast as well. I do limit us to one serve of each carb each day ie bread only once a day and we will have rice/pasta/potatoes for dinner. If we are having bread for dinner (which is rare) that's the only meal we have it for. We also do 1/4 carbs 1/4 protein and 1/2 veg.

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    Default Are carbs an ESSENTIAL part of a child's dinnertime?

    I try to include either pasta, rice or potato with every dinner.

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    we don't have carbs every night, we don't eat carbs every day.
    not as a choice, it just happens that way.
    i personally think steak and salad is a great meal - very healthy, nutritional and doesn't need carbs at all.

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