FRuit

Melissa - posted on 07/09/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My little boy is 14 months old and is a huge Fruit eater. That's all fine, but that's all he wants to eat and it's a struggle to get him to eat a balanced diet. He even will through a tantrum if I put it away. Any suggestions?

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Jennifer - posted on 08/15/2010

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Mix it in with cottage cheese. Cottage Cheese has been a huge hit for my 16 month old ever since he was old enough to have dairy. Also, when you try and give him veggies make them fun looking.

For instance, chop up celery sticks, put peanut butter in the middle of them, and then a few raisins and call it ants on a log or come up with your own funny name for it.

My oldest son is a picky eater and what he does eat he never will eat alot at one time. When I want him to eat more then a few bites I will make his sandwich look like something and then put a pieces of strawberries or grapes on the sides of the sandwich. It works almost every time.

Danielle - posted on 07/26/2010

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My son is the opposite. He doesn't eat fruit on it's own, so I have to mix it in. The same approach could work for you. I put fruit in my sons whole wheat pancakes. Or in his cereal. Peanut butter and banana sandwiches are almost always a hit. Same with yogurt.

Renee - posted on 07/11/2010

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try mixing it with other stuff & then lessening it once he is used to it so there is only a hint of fruit.
My son loves his fruit aswell so i put chopped fruit in yogurt, & banana in his weatbix. You can add avocado & banana to mash potatoes, i have tried chopped fruit in jelly & banana filled celery!
The fruit thing must be do to the sweetness, the fructose in it is a form of natural sugar so you could also try sweetening other foods with a bit of honey or jam at tea time.
My son loves honey/garlic sauted carrotts - i add a small amount of pumpkin & zucchini hidden amongst it.
its all about disguising it, lol
goodluck

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