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What's your 3 year old's eating schedule like?

What do you generally feed your 3 year old for breakfast, lunch and dinner? Snacks?


Asked by Anonymous at 3:31 PM on Sep. 28, 2009 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • breakfast we switch off days: cereal or a hot thing. eggs a million ways, oatmeal, french toast, etc. juice is for breakfast only now... not diluted, full. but if they're drinking it like piggies I'll add a little water to glasses.

    we've eliminated AM snack ... water as needed

    lunch is big.... pasta, chicken, quesadillas, noodle bowl, soup, sandwiches, and white milk

    post rest snack is generally cheese and/or crackers. good resters/nappers choose a treat... generally chocolate rice milk, sometimes a homemade juice pop or all natural juice sweetened cookies.

    dinner is made around veggies., usually 1 fresh and one either canned or frozen. some protein tuna, fish, chicken, soy.... and bread sometimes.,... it varies a LOT. have a 3 and 4 y/o

    Answer by hibbingmom at 11:41 PM on Sep. 28, 2009

  • i'm lucky if dd will sit down and eat throughout the day, she always says "i'm not hungry" but i fix things she likes for breakfast she'll sometimes eat a scrambled egg and a piece of bread and a cup of milk or just dry cereal,lunch a ham & cheese sandwich or something like that & dinner, she eats whatever i cook snacks she'll eat alot of fruit

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:34 PM on Sep. 28, 2009

  • breakfast: toast, yogurt, cereal, eggos, french toast sticks, pancakes, fruit salad, or eggs, w/fruit and some milk
    lunch: peanut butter sandwich, cheese sandwich, hot dogs, mac n chz, leftovers, lunch meat and cheese wrap, ramon (if there is NOTHING else), or eggs (she loves eggs) w/fruit, cheese (unless she got cheese in the main dish) and juice
    snacks: pretzels, fruit snacks, fruit, sun chips, cheese its, peanut butter crackers, frozen gogurts, string cheese, veggies w/ranch, or a popscicle
    dinner: really depends on what i'm making for everyone, if i'm making steaks i'll throw some fish in there for her b/c she doesn't like red meat, but otherwise she eats what we eat and if she tries it and truly doesn't like it i'll make her a sandwich

    Answer by vabchmommy at 3:39 PM on Sep. 28, 2009

  • cereal and a banana (or) eggs, toast, and apples, (or) waffles, and blueberry's on top. that is breakfast with milk or juice. chicken nuggets, french fries, and a vegetable (or) hot dogs, crackers, and a vegetable, (or) fish sticks, french fries, and a vegetable. that's whats for lunch with juice or milk. spaghettio's, vegetable, and fruit (or) grilled cheese, vegetable and fruit. that's for supper with juice or milk. Snack time is celery with peanut butter and rasonz (or) fruit, (or) chex mix (or) granola bars with water there are other supper and meal things too like meat loaf and tatortot hot dish and hamburger helper and many more things we make too lol

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:44 PM on Sep. 28, 2009

  • My 3 yr old ds has a granola bar for early breakfast. then when i get around to making breakfast he has eggs, he loves his eggs. He has always cleaned his plate at breakfast. For lunch...sandwich, chix nuggets, hotdog w/ mac and chz, yogurt, fruit out of the can. Lately he hasnt been eating lunch very good. Nibble here and there. Snacks...chz and crackers, fruit snacks, crackers, yogurt, pudding, fruit. Dinner...he eats whatever were eating. I try to make a balanced meal, most of the time. Meat, Potatoe, veggie, salads.

    Answer by brikay1 at 12:23 AM on Sep. 29, 2009