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Feeding a preschooler...

So what do you feed your preschooler? I need more ideas for breakfast and lunch! he is not really picky and will at least try things.

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Asked by canelamami at 9:12 PM on Jun. 9, 2011 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • In our house, cereal, bagels, eggs/sausage/bacon, PB&J, pancakes, waffles all work for breakfest. For lunch we do a lot of turkey sandwiches, chicken nuggets and most breakfast foods. Our son eats well but it is such work to get him to eat any veggies (besides raw carrots) :(.

    Answer by ILoveCade at 9:21 PM on Jun. 9, 2011

  • You feed them anything you would eat, which is something that should have been done since birth. It teaches healthy eating. I'm tired of having kids over to the house that refuse to eat my cooking. I could understand it if they thought my cooking sucked, but since I don't serve hot dogs and chicken nuggets, they aren't interested.

    Answer by attap5 at 9:22 PM on Jun. 9, 2011

  • Protien and fruit! My kids love eggs and for the mornings we dont have time to cook them hard boiled eggs work. Also toast with peanu butter or dried fruit and almonds. Protien is a must for energy!

    Answer by ChristineWhipp at 9:23 PM on Jun. 9, 2011

  • breakfast we choose from cereal, oatmeal, eggs, pancakes, waffles, toast or french toast (I try to do a different one every day of the week), served with either OJ or milk, and a fruit.

    lunch is a sandwich, soup, or speghetti like dish with a yogurt(with the sandwich).. peanut butter and banana sandwich with the soup, or grapes and cheese and crackers. and grilled cheese or hotdog with the speghetti dish.

    dinner is harder because we do a lot of different dishes, but I always serve a veggie, then a side (rice, noodles of some kind, or potato) then a meat. Unless it's a pasta dish for the main course, then I serve a veggy salad (basically everything BUT the lettuce, of raw veggies) and a bread.

    after dinner she can have a more dessert like snack if she ate dinner well.

    I also always keep fruits and veggies in easy reach to snack on through the day so she can help herself.

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 10:10 PM on Jun. 9, 2011

  • Breakfast: Whole grain waffles (Nutrigrain or Trader Joes), turkey bacon, scrambled eggs, multigrain pancakes, low fat sausage, YoBaby Yogurt (it's low sugar), fresh fruit, banana bread & blueberry muffins (find whole wheat recipes), scrambled eggs plain or w/cheddar cheese, old fashioned oat meal cooked in milk and served with a little real butter and brown sugar.

    Lunch: Cheese quesadilla on whole wheat tortillas, low sodium soup, grilled cheese made with cheddar cheese and olive oil, PB&J (use natural peanut butter and whole wheat bread), avocado, baby carrots, celery and red bell peppers w/ranch dressing, fresh fruit, salad, chicken drumsticks (cook them ahead and reheat), bean burrito on whole wheat tortilla (refried beans and cheddar cheese), grilled peanut butter + Nutella sandwich on whole wheat, cottage cheese mixed with boiled whole wheat noodles and sweetened with cinnamon sugar (try it - delicious!)

    Answer by RobotLady at 10:57 PM on Jun. 9, 2011

  • breakfast:always a fruit, then something like waffles, pancakes, eggs, bagels, english muffin, sausage, cereal, or toast... my son loves cinnamon raisin toast

    Lunch: always a fruit and veggie plus something like a sandwich, mac n cheese, soup, pizza, any breakfast food, spaghetti, tacos,

    Answer by kmqw229 at 2:50 PM on Jun. 10, 2011

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