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what are good side dishes for meatloaf for picky kids?

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Asked by twins1103 at 9:33 AM on Dec. 4, 2013 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • What do they like or not like??

    My sides with meatloaf are baked potatoes with sour cream and corn, but you could easily serve oven fries or rice, and any other veggie....

    Answer by ohwrite at 9:35 AM on Dec. 4, 2013

  • love

    Answer by BeaverHouse at 9:40 AM on Dec. 4, 2013

  • Mac & cheese! I like to make big batches and store it in the refegitar for the kids to snack on throughout the week.

    Answer by BeaverHouse at 9:44 AM on Dec. 4, 2013

  • Mashed potatoes and chopped broccoli with cheese are our standards with meatloaf

    Answer by missanc at 9:46 AM on Dec. 4, 2013

  • We always serve mashed potatoes and salad with our meatloaf, so mashed potatoes or a potato dish of some kind that they like, mac n cheese,

    Answer by cassie_kellison at 10:17 AM on Dec. 4, 2013

  • I laughed when I saw the first answer (ohwrite). My mom always baked potatoes in the oven along with the meatloaf, and she would serve corn, too. Often, she'd make creamed corn with that meal (she made her own from frozen corn or plain canned corn. We never bought canned creamed corn.)

    So when I think meatloaf, I always think baked potatoes & corn (or creamed corn!) Green beans would round it out and tend to be fairly kid-friendly.

    If the picky eater isn't crazy about meatloaf, then choose sides that are likely to appeal & to be filling.

    Answer by girlwithC at 10:52 AM on Dec. 4, 2013

  • Rice. Make it in a rice cooker. Its simple, inexpensive, and they like it.

    Answer by jenny3344 at 11:50 AM on Dec. 4, 2013

  • It depends on what they will eat. I typically do baked potatoes and some kind of veggie like corn, peas or green beans. Sometimes I do floured potatoes, sometimes cheddar. Occasionally, I do mac and cheese or parmasan noodles, maybe alfredo noodles. Rice works, too. It all depends on what they'll eat.

    My usual rule if if I'm making something I know my kids aren't usually a big fan of, I make sure the other two things are things they will eat. That way, even if they pick at the one thing, the other two should still pretty well fill them up. I also try to make sure I don't make things they don't like in the same groups two nights in a row: so I won't make meat they don't like 2 nights in a row, or veggies they don't like 2 nights in a row - that way, between 2 or 3 nights, they generally will still get a fairly well rounded diet, even if I've made things they don't much like.

    Answer by wendythewriter at 11:57 AM on Dec. 4, 2013

  • I did this last night- mashed potatoes, gravy and corn casserole.

    Answer by PartyGalAnne at 12:56 PM on Dec. 4, 2013

  • carrots and mashed potatoes or buttered new potatoes with green beans, homemade mac & cheese.

    Answer by liss05 at 1:23 PM on Dec. 4, 2013

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