What are your LOs eating right now?
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: What are your LOs eating right now?

  1. #1
    Community Host Minx_Kristi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Isle of Man, UK - Anything Topic board Mod
    Posts
    3,725

    Default What are your LOs eating right now?

    I struggle on a daily basis getting Leia to eat. Luckily, she loves fruit so I don't worry too much about nutrition..... plus, I give her kids multi-vits (just in case) so I know she's getting what she needs.

    Don't get me wrong, she is by no means under weight. She has nice healthy cheeks (top and bottom! lol) and she looks healthy everywhere else, I'm just sick of cooking 2 seperate meals every night! I've found that I'm always making spag bol and lasagne because I KNOW she will at least eat some of these.

    She won't try 'new' foods, anything slightly spicy and she will cry forever until the taste leaves her mouth. She will say 'I don't like mushrooms becasue I'm not big' and that's that. It is driving me nuts and I live for the day I see her scoff at her food!

    How are your LOs regarding food? They eat a lot or not so much? Are they fussy? How do you introduce new food?

    xx
    Me - Kristi, 29
    DD - Leia, July 5 2008

    I luurrrrrve to lurk!

  2. #2
    Mega Poster
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    4,906

    Default

    Alicia eats almost anything. She is not too big on raw veggies except for baby tomatoes and spinach, maybe carrots, but loves fruit and will at least try most cooked veggies. Meat wise she's still a lazy chewer, which is pretty normal for this age, so she gets a lot of chicken fingers, sausages and kolbassa. She likes ham, sliced turkey and fine sliced roast beef too! The girl loves her carbs, so no worries on that front either. Mostly I just feed her a lot of "salad" plates, olives with cheese, crackers, fruit, sliced veggies, etc...but its hot here so it is not a huge deal. For new foods, I find she really likes to try things while I'm preparing the food, so that is how we address that. If she helps cook it, she generally will eat it.

    Nicole

    me and DH 09/06/05
    Alicia Marie 07/06/08
    David John Courtenay 14/10/09
    Angel 4/8/07
    DSDs Portia 2001 Lexi 1999 Cassondra 1989

  3. #3
    Mega Poster kittenchan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    4,217

    Default

    Callie is a pretty good eater. She'll eat almost anything! The things she doesn't like are weird.. like she won't TOUCH mac and cheese (what kid doesn't eat mac and cheese?!). She also love to help cook. She will try things she helps cook for sure!
    ~~~Lisa~~~

    Callie Ruth *** June 4, 2008

    Conor Brian *** October 4, 2011

    baby

    My October Space

  4. #4
    Community Host Cali26's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    8,255

    Default

    J eats a lot one day and will eat close to nothing the next. He typically refuses his vegetables and some meals offerred. I find that he eats more during the morning so I will offer a lot during this time period. During dinner, if he refuses to eat what is offered, I typically do not offer anything else. I will also generally leave out his plate for awhile so that he can go back to it if he is hungry later. His eating habits changed a few months ago, when he became a more picky eater. When I asked the dr about it, he said, "yup, he's a 3 year old". He had no concerns.
    Mommy to 2 amazing little boys!

    Angel babies 6/9/07 & 11/16/07


  5. #5
    Mega Poster kittenchan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    4,217

    Default

    Yeah my doctor said as long as your child eats one good meal a day at this age, they're fine
    ~~~Lisa~~~

    Callie Ruth *** June 4, 2008

    Conor Brian *** October 4, 2011

    baby

    My October Space

  6. #6
    Prolific Poster
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Palmer, AK
    Posts
    1,486

    Default

    Denali only eats one good meal a day, usually at lunch. I can't get her to eat in the morning for the most part, and if I force her it makes her feel sick to the point of throwing up. But once she starts getting hungry, she's badgering me for food all day long! My girl craves protein. Most of the time I can convince her to eat some thin sliced ham and some grapes or oranges after she's been awake for a while. Chicken nuggets are big with her. She eats cheese all day long. She'd eat nothing but cheese if I'd let her. Grilled cheese is big with her. Peanut butter and jelly, too. Most of the time I end up cooking different food for Denali when dinner rolls around if I want her to eat. I've started cooking up the things she likes and freezing portions to pull out later because that separate meal thing is exhausting. About an hour before bed she is hungry AGAIN. Sometimes I'm just so tired of thinking of things for her to eat, I just can't think of anything!!!


  7. #7
    Mega Poster Lemongirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    2,616

    Default

    Ava's pretty picky, too. It's pretty hard to get veggies in her. If they are on my plate first, she'll eat them - she'll eat pretty much anything on my plate, nothing on her own! I certainly don't cater to her pickiness for every meal though, and no way I'd prepare a separate meal just for her. Most days I'll cook something I know she'll eat at least part of, and some days I'll make something new and just hope she'll try it. If she refuses a meal though, that's it until the next one. She knows she'll be hungry if she doesn't eat. Sometimes that is enough to make her grudgingly eat some of what she previously turned her nose up at. I also hide veggies in loads of things, when I can.
    ...
    Courtney
    Lilypie Third Birthday tickers

    Lilypie First Birthday tickers

  8. #8
    Super Poster pickles07's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Leeds, UK
    Posts
    946

    Default

    Nate loves fruit. He would happily sit and eat his weight in fruit if I let him!
    He kind of eats breakfast. We let him choose from 2 or 3 cereals to eat. And he gets some fruit and a yogurt with it.
    Lunch is more hit and miss, though is usually a sandwich, fruit/veggie sticks, and some sort of chips. Sometimes he'll eat the sandwich, sometimes he won't.
    Dinner is very hit or miss too. He usually eats his veg, but won't eat the meat unless its a turkey dinosaur, chicken nuggets, or fish fingers. We can sometimes get him to eat chicken, and if we tell him whatever else we are having is chicken (even if its ham) he'll try it. Probably won't eat it, but hey, at least he's tried it!
    So anyway, protein is my problem with him! His sister is the exact opposite. She likes her meat, not so keen on veg!
    Nate 23 June, 2008 Alice 8 July, 2010

  9. #9
    Community Host Minx_Kristi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Isle of Man, UK - Anything Topic board Mod
    Posts
    3,725

    Default

    Ok, so I'm so glad DD is not the only fussy monster here! lol.

    I need to start being more adventurous with food and I will give her props, she will taste food before telling me she doesn't like it.

    For those who's LOs are at nursery, what do you put in their lunch??

    xx
    Me - Kristi, 29
    DD - Leia, July 5 2008

    I luurrrrrve to lurk!

+ Reply to Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
v -->

About Us | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Sitemap | Terms & Conditions