on Feb 05, 2016 @ 01:04 am|
I have a 8 year old who is very picky! I meant very! Anyone know of any good ideas for breakfast and lunches for a picky eater haha please and thanks!
|picky eater. on Feb 05, 2016 @ 01:29 am|
Check out pinterest! They always have great ideas.
|picky on Feb 05, 2016 @ 03:18 am|
Get a set of character cookie cutters and cut out toast to serve with eggs,give him a good sandwich with potato chips around the plate and tell him he can only eat the chips after every bite. Make it like a game that he will definitely play at that age.It's worked for me for lots of kids.
|:) on Feb 05, 2016 @ 06:03 am|
Cheese, crackers and cut up fruit
|I have the exact problem on Feb 05, 2016 @ 09:40 am|
The biggest thing I try to do is encourage him to try new foods all the time. In his 8 years he has NEVER had a sandwich. He will not eat bread. But surprise surprise... at school they made homemade bread and because all the other kids were eating it he tried it and enjoyed it. But he still won't eat bread at home in any way shape or form. He has, however, eaten alligator and loved it. Explain that one LOL.
I give him the food he likes but still tell him he has to try something at least once. Tastes change too. He hated cheese but after being encouraged to try it many many times he started eating mozzarella. Now he eats cheddar. He wouldn't eat it unless it was melted on JUST cheese pizza but now he'll eat cheese strings or cut up pieces. I don't ever force food on him but I make him take one bite. And sometimes he'll spit it into a napkin and sometimes he'll like it. He's encouraged to have small portions of food he doesn't love. Example, eat four bites of casserole and you may have a healthy dessert such as sorbet. I don't fight him on it. I try to be creative. He loves pancakes so I make some, freeze and he'll toast them. He'll take them to school for lunch. It's super hard to have a picky eater so I feel for you. It will get better with encouragement so keep trying. Variety is key. Small portions. Small "rewards" for trying new foods. And give him what he likes often. Don't worry if he eats it three times a week, he's eating something at least.
Also, make the food attractive and fun. Ask him what other kids have for lunch and ask if he wants to try it and be like his friends.
There's a website called allrecipes.com. you can enter ingredients you have on hand (or in this case what he does like) and it will collate recipes based on the ingredients.
Finally, he may prefer a food prepared a certain way only. For the longest time he would eat only hard boiled eggs. Now he eats scrambled too but never fried.
My girlfriend is a dietitian - check out Canada's food guide and it may give some kid options. Also, if he'll eat smoothies it's so easy to sneak something healthy in there hehe
I hope this is somewhat helpful :)
|Thank u on Feb 05, 2016 @ 08:28 pm|
|same here on Feb 06, 2016 @ 01:18 am|
My 4 years old daughter is very very picky too :(
|My 8 year old is so picky too on Feb 08, 2016 @ 01:06 am|
if life went as he wanted it would be chicken nuggets and fries 7 days a week maybe 3 meals a day too. Lunch he will only eat a ham sandwich with nothing (not even margarine on it)