What am I supposed to feed them now?

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Between the pictures of the pink goo for Mcdonalds Chicken nuggets and reading an article about the 15 scariest things in foods, I am ready to burn everything in my fridge and pantry and start my making my own bread and growing my own potatoes. I came across this site by typing in healthy foods my kids will eat! I have read some great advice regarding planning but my five year old is a picky eater. He is not only picky about regular food but he is even picky about junk food! I am looking for some alternatives that you guys use for meals that your whole family likes. My son likes Mac and cheese but maybe there is a healthier alternative?



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Gabriela - posted on 02/18/2012

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I just rememberd what a sister in law does! Whenever she has some steamed vegetables that her children won't eat, she makes tomatoe sauce, puts the vegetables in a blender and then mix this with the sauce. It makes the sauce chunkier and no leftovers! Hope some of this works for you. Best of luck!

Gabriela - posted on 02/18/2012

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Good day Samantha! I have a similar problem with my son, wich is 5 too. When he was a baby and I started to give him solid foods, he would eat everything, even fruits. Now, every meal is a drama. Firts, be consistent and second, don't give up! I realize that cutting vegetables in really tiny pieces,to make chicken soup with noodles, is a good way to make him eat a lot of healthy foods. Onions, tomatoes, potatoes, carrots, corn, even celery. Grilled, baked, fried or just steamed chicken (with plenty of flavor), he eats. I make him meat pattys, with finely chopped onions, garlic, tomatoe, and sometimes I put some grated carrots or zucchinnis and even potatoes too, and he eats them too. Meals like lasagna or pasta with meat and tomatoe sauce, is another way to make him eat things that, if placed separately in a plate, he would never touch. Pancakes is the only way I get him to eat some fruits, like apples and apricots. Make sure to grate the fruit as much as you can, or smash it. I guess the most important part of it, is tell them why they have to eat it, and don't give in. He tells me: "I won't eat it! no way!, because I don't like it" and I say: "You don't like it but it is good for you! We all have to do things we don't like, because they're good for us, like going to the doctor or getting a flu shot. So, you will eat it or stay hungry, because this food is all there is to eat." Not easy, I know and not always works, but we must keep on trying! Good luck!

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