Picky eater

Tamika - posted on 05/14/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My 7yr old has been a picky eater since conception. Up untill a year ago his eating habits have gotten worse. He likes most veggies, but meats are another story. He likes certain meats cooked certain ways, and honestly putting the meat portion dinner on his plate is usless, beacuse he will eat around it. His favorite meals right now is mac and cheese, rice/potatoe with a veggie of his choice and beans. How do i getting more protien in him? His doctor is not worried because his wieght gain is on point, but I am, I think he has a protien deficency?

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Tamika - posted on 05/16/2009

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Thanks ladies, I figured as much, so I guess its time to get extra creative with dinnertime.

Amany - posted on 05/15/2009

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I have the same problem with my oldest son, his fav. are mac &cheese, eggs, soups, and rice. i can't ever get him to eat any kind of meats no matter what i do to eat and with chicken if i can get him to eat some he takes 1 or 2 bites and thats it. his doc has told me the same things as yours don't worry his weight is fine and everything. but he has also told me to keep making the normal things for dinners and he has to eat it or he just doesn't eat. so thats what i do i well make him chicken and things and sometimes if he is so hungry he will eat some bites or he just goes to bed with no dinner. I can't stand it either. i have talk to so many people and they all tell me the samething i have to keep doing this so he well finially stop what he is doing because other wise he well keep doing this. so good luck i hope it gets easyer for you then it has for me.

Lisa - posted on 05/14/2009

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Hi! Most kiddies i know tend to like chicken, mince and Sausages as their meats - and you can do various versions of these to try. Mince and chicken are good as you can blend it into other meals or even mushrooms are easily blended. My kids wouldn't eat beef in casseroles etc until i let them make it with me and they wanted to taste what they cooked! Also eggs are high in protein so maybe opt for them more? I wouldn't be too worried as hes getting his veges and on track with growth. Our bodies learn to adapt ang get what nutrients we need from our foods.

Sharon - posted on 05/14/2009

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Oh, that is so scary- for a mom. I've been told by my doctor to not worry about that, because when your son is ready, he will eat what protein he needs. Beans have lots of protein in them, I believe. Eggs have a lot of protein, too. If you're still worried about him, give him the Carnation Instant Breakfast. I substituted the Instant Breakfast, because PediaSure is expensive. It eases my mind and my kids don't know that it's chocolate milk with nutrition snuck in. :)

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