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how often do you serve fruit as a dinner side rather than veggies?

or do you serve both?

i usually just serve veggies. but tonight - we're having mesquite chicken, crescents, and cheddar broccoli noodles. i have some fruit cocktail and i think it will go great with the sweet and savory flavor of the mesquite chicken. so no veggies here tonight. i know my kids will eat the fruit anyday over the veggies! so atleast there hopefully wont be any leftovers. i think i might have only done this once or twice - but definitely want to start doing it more often.

 
tnm786

Asked by tnm786 at 6:03 PM on Jan. 11, 2011 in Food & Drink

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  • My kids would not just go to the kitchen to eat fruit but if I had things like melon,apples,grapes, bananas, mini bananas, mini oranges, after the dinner meal they eat tons of eat. Or I have breakfast night with pancakes or french toast, sauagage or bacon and then add fruit that is the favorite meal of the week.
    momindiana

    Answer by momindiana at 6:10 PM on Jan. 11, 2011

  • I don't think I have ever served fruit with dinner. I send it for lunch at school and he has fruit for snacks so I never thought about having it for dinner as well.
    kmath

    Answer by kmath at 6:08 PM on Jan. 11, 2011

  • Most nights. We're not a big veggie family. We do serve veggies but it's easier to get lots in with 4/6 fruit a day and 2/6 veggies.
    leah_rai

    Answer by leah_rai at 6:12 PM on Jan. 11, 2011

  • unless it's summer and crazy hot I've probably never served fruit at dinner. I know they need a few servings a day but they get 2 at breakfast alone (juice plus a fruit) and almost always applesauce w/ lunch.

    After dinner, though, we do berries as a dessert alot
    hibbingmom

    Answer by hibbingmom at 6:25 PM on Jan. 11, 2011

  • My 15-month-old almost always gets fruit for dinner.
    Adelicious

    Answer by Adelicious at 6:28 PM on Jan. 11, 2011

  • It just depends on what we are having, there are some meals that veggies don't seem to go with (spaghetti) so we will have a fruit salad or applesauce.
    Bubbie0809

    Answer by Bubbie0809 at 6:33 PM on Jan. 11, 2011

  • I dont think I have ever done fruit for supper - I do it alot for luncha nd breakfast ... but I always do a veggie !
    2lilbumblebees

    Answer by 2lilbumblebees at 6:38 PM on Jan. 11, 2011

  • Rarely. My son only eats apples and that gets really old after a while.
    tyfry7496

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 6:44 PM on Jan. 11, 2011

  • It's more of a lunch or breakfast side for us. We very rarely do fruit with dinner.
    Eviesmommy

    Answer by Eviesmommy at 7:00 PM on Jan. 11, 2011

  • Maybe once a week I will do applesauce or fruit cocktail with my kids' dinner. Other than that, I use fruit mostly for snacks in the afternoons. I don't really get hung up on the "whens" of it all though...as long as they're getting all the vegetables and fruits they need, I'm okay with it.
    vicesix

    Answer by vicesix at 7:24 PM on Jan. 11, 2011

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