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picky eater

Does anyone have recipes that even the pickiest kids love? My son and nephew are very particular and my sister and I worry if we're meeting all their nutritional needs.

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Asked by MamaStuart at 5:11 PM on Feb. 4, 2011 in Food & Drink

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  • So what do they eat or not eat?

    Answer by SweetLuci at 5:12 PM on Feb. 4, 2011

  • Here's one that most kids like-but you still have to add veggies
    Barbeque Cups
    1 lb. ground beef, pork or turkey
    1 bottle barbeque sauce
    2 cans refrigerator biscuits
    Shredded Cheddar cheese

    Brown ground beef, drain. Return to pan and add sauce, heat through. Flatten each biscuit out and place in muffin tins, to form a cup. Spoon beef mixture into each cup. Cook about 10 minutes (check biscuit can for oven temperature, and reduce by 25 degrees). Remove from oven and add cheese. Return to oven for a couple more minutes, just to melt cheese.

    Answer by SweetLuci at 5:13 PM on Feb. 4, 2011

  • How old are the kids? Do not have junk food around. Offer good healthy food only. They will learn to eat it.

    Answer by tootoobusy at 5:14 PM on Feb. 4, 2011

  • veggies, he only eats carrots and his cousin only eats peas. Fruit they're pretty good with but they don't eat pork or turkey and only ground beef. It's the veggies we're worried about. Even with the two I mentioned, sometimes they like it, sometimes they don't.

    Comment by MamaStuart (original poster) at 5:17 PM on Feb. 4, 2011

  • I have already shredded carrots and put it in spaghetti sauce. I've shredded broccoli and put it in meat loaf, meat balls and burgers. I will still put some veggies on the side and they MUST eat a few bites, but I at least know they are getting the nutrition they need, even if it is hidden.

    Answer by layh41407 at 5:25 PM on Feb. 4, 2011

  • I do vitamnins and evey ensure drinks to help with meal time. For fruits and vegs.try adding dip cause that makes it more fun. My oldest will only eat vegs. crunchy so I have plenty of that on hand. Try to find kids cookbooks and let them choose the recipe. Make fruit smoothies. Maybe try things like zuccuni bread or carrot cake.

    Answer by momindiana at 5:39 PM on Feb. 4, 2011

  • I've heard those Happybaby organic snack pouches of veggie fruit combinations are yummy. Just one idea.

    Answer by elizabr at 8:13 PM on Feb. 4, 2011

  • Just about every picky eater will eat this:

    Pasta with Finger-Licking Peanut Sauce
    1/2 cup low or no sodium vegetable broth
    1/4 cup chunky peanut butter (I use smooth)
    1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
    3 tablespoons brown sugar
    2 tablespoons rice vinegar
    2 teaspoons grated peeled fresh ginger
    2 teaspoons chile paste with garlic (add to taste, it is pretty spicey)
    4 garlic cloves, minced
    8 ounces uncooked whole wheat angel hair
    1 pound firm tofu, drained and cubed (optional)
    1 cup (2-inch) sliced green onions
    1 cup shredded carrot


    Answer by rkoloms at 1:12 PM on Feb. 5, 2011

  • Combine first 8 ingredients in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat 5 minutes or until smooth, stirring frequently (this can also be done in the microwave; use a tempered glass bowl, like pyrex, cook for 20 seconds, stir, repeat until smooth). Remove from heat. Cook pasta in boiling water 8 minutes, omitting salt and fat. Add tofu, onions, and carrot; drain. Place pasta mixture in a large bowl. Add peanut butter mixture; toss gently.

    Answer by rkoloms at 1:12 PM on Feb. 5, 2011

  • Make lots of soups, stews and sauces with added pureed vegetables.

    I have a ton of recipes that are simple, healthy, family and budget friendly; send me a message if you would like some

    Answer by rkoloms at 1:13 PM on Feb. 5, 2011

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