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picky toddler with food, help?

anyone have a snack suggestions for a picky toddler, and food for lunch and dinner too?

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Asked by Babys-Mom at 5:44 PM on Oct. 13, 2009 in Food & Drink

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  • Pepperoni tortilla pizzas and I bet you will like them too! lol Your child can help and we broil ours, easy and fast.
    We also like BLT tortillas with cream cheese or ranch. Hey we even make our own yogurt tortillas and my kids eat em up.

    Answer by 3gigglemonsters at 6:19 PM on Oct. 13, 2009

  • Is is your child in the air-o-tarian phase! They all go through it. First, make sure that she is drinking water, so she doesn't get dehydrated.
    Most important, do not create a monster who only eats nuggets, mac and cheese and hot dogs.
    Just keep offering a variety of healthy foods, and eventually she will start eating.
    Frozen foods are fun to play with, and will get eaten, like peas, blueberries and corn. Chunks of avocado and tofu are loaded with great nutrition, and are fun to squish between little fingers.
    I have never met a toddler who wouldn't eat hummus (lots of calcium, protein, good fats and iron), you can mix it with a mashed egg.
    Offer cut fruits with yogurt dip, fresh veggies with hummus or salad dressing, cooked whole wheat pasta and veggies with marinara or peanut sauce or cheese sauce.


    Answer by rkoloms at 6:48 PM on Oct. 13, 2009

  • We use the 3 bite rule. You must try 3 bites of what is on your plate; if you don't like it, you get peanut butter and honey on whole grain toast with a kiwi or apple. Even my husband is expected to follow the rule.
    If you cave now, you will forever have a picky monster on your hands. I promise that your child will not starve. Moms who cave are part of the reason why by the end of next year one half of American children will be both undernourished and overweight. One third of children born in this century will develop type 2 diabetes.
    Keep offering a variety of healthy foods; stop buying junk foods until the picky phase has passed,

    Answer by rkoloms at 6:48 PM on Oct. 13, 2009

  • anything- just keep putting it in front of them and after a few times they will eat it if they are hungry. but don't give in to junk food.

    Answer by chefjen at 5:26 PM on Oct. 14, 2009

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