My ds who used to be such a great eater has gone downhill in what he will eat. He will now only eat nuggets, chips, fish fingers, yoghurt and custard, scrambled eggs, the occasional peanut butter sandwhich and his bottles. I really want to get some veggies and protein in to him if anyone has any ideas of what to give a fussy child i would love the input.
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10-05-2014 16:44 #1
A fussy 16m.o
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10-05-2014 17:21 #2
No tips here 😏
You are not alone OP my 15 month old dd eats basically just the above apart from scrambled eggs(she used too) and Vegemite instead of peanut butter- she does like mac and cheese too
I do use wonder white bread and she occasional eats Cheerios which are fortified with vitamins and minerals
I try not to get stressed about it and accept her limited tastes as a passing phase- fussy toddlers are the norm and those that eat well are the exception
10-05-2014 17:22 #3Senior Member
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My ds who is 18.5 months is also pretty fussy the last few months especially.
I find it very difficult to get vegies into him as he won't willingly eat them. Dinner is my worst meal where he is extremely fussy.
His current meals he will eat for dinner are:
Except for the ravioli and scrambled eggs I make these in bulk with grated or chopped finely vegies in them. Ravioli is store bought although one day I will give it a go to make my own. There is a kids one that has veggies in them (probably minimal but better than nothing).
Scrambled eggs - I've lately been putting some of those raffertys just veggies pouches in them.
There is a book called deceptively delicious that has recipes with hidden veggie purees in them. So far not much success with dinner options for ds but dh likes them.
I've contemplated giving "dinner" at lunch time as he has just woken from a sleep and is usually more hungry.
10-05-2014 17:28 #4
Feeling everyone's pain over here. The worst part is he eats everything at childcare! So, I try not to stress too much. He does like chicken schnitzel from the deli section at Woolies, which I bake with my tomato paste (which has ground zucchini, celery and carrot in it) and melted cheese like a Parma. That's the main protein I can get into him atm. OP, will he eat finely cut ham/chicken in his scrambled eggs? You could also try some zucchini or mushrooms in that?
10-05-2014 17:36 #5Senior Member
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DD2 used to be soooo fussy and I used to seriously worry that she would never eat 'properly'. She eats a really broad range of food now though at 4.
Just keep offering good food and keep it low stress and it will pay off in the end I'm sure.
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10-05-2014 17:51 #6
Of your list, can you make the nuggets with finely grated veg in them and chicken breast? A food processor (or I use my thermomix) would wizz it up then shape into patties, coat in bread crumbs then fry in spray oil.
Also my DS who has become more fussy and doesn't like protein will happily eat mince so I add extra veg to meatballs, rissoles, meatloaf, spaghetti Bol or DH and I have tacos and he has the mince with heaps of veg/beans and cheese.
10-05-2014 18:01 #7
Have you tried making sweet potato chips? Or zucchini frys are good as well And as pp said when you make nuggets put in some grated veggies, add chia seeds to the crumb mix ( extra iron/protein hit)
If he was eating well and there are no sensory issues then yep he's just being a typical toddler - just keep offering and trying new foods and the best thing to do is not to make dinner time stressful, if he eats that's great , if not just try put a few little bits of things he does eat on the plate and make sure you eat with him so he can see you enjoying the food
10-05-2014 18:12 #8
My DS2 has become mega fussy.
Days are hit and miss, sometimes he will eat, other times not.
Most definitely will not eat a vegetable if he can help it.
Pasta is sometimes a hit and easy to hide veg.
Sometimes will eat pumpkin or lentil soup with rice.
I made pumpkin scones the other day and both my boys demolished them.
10-05-2014 18:45 #9
Ds hasnt had spag yet or meatballs, do you give it to them or just let them go to town on it lol
10-05-2014 18:50 #10
We did blw so he's always just gone for it but yeah, I just give him a bowl and he goes nuts
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