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Good recipies for a 3 year old

Sarah - posted on 10/18/2008 ( 4 moms have responded )

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I would like any good recipies for my 3 year old he doesen't like anything pls help.

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Get the children to help prepare basic meals, like mixing eggs for scrambled egg or cakes. then for healthy food cut up small pieces of fruit and cheese and make it fun so suggest they have a picnic with their toys. When my children were little they loved picnics out side under the trees. They also went through stages so i made basic meals like sausages and mashed potatoe, i made everything smaller like miniture rissoles ect. hope that helps

Jenni - posted on 01/13/2009

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Definately things like spag bol with grated carrot in the sauce works for my kids. Plus they love lasagne, shepherds pie, apricot chicken. I just cut the vegies up really small and add a little bit at a time so they don't stand out so much. For a snack, my kids love it when i chop up fruit, carrot sticks, cheese and sultanas and put out a big plate. They make funny faces with food and are more inclined to eat it.

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My 5 year old still won't eat any fruit and has a very small repertoire of vegetables. She doesn't eat cereal either. I promised her a jumping castle for her 4th birthday if she started eating vegetables. I'm happy to say that she obliged begrudgingly and got the jumping castle. Tried the same with fruit this year and a trampoline, but it didn't work! She lives on vegemite sandwiches! All I can say is, is that if you can expand his food by one new dish every 6months to a year, you're doing well! Spaghetti bolognaise is great (i grate vegetables into the sauce), as is just plain pasta with cheese sprinkled on top. My kids have yoghurt for dinner sometimes if they don't like what I've made. Two minute noodles (a new dish for my daughter this year) with some chicken and a vegetable (maybe broccoli or peas) tossed into the boiling water with the noodles I've found is a tasty treat. Pasta (with a tomato based pasta sauce) with some bacon in it seems to go down well too. As you can see, my daughter won't eat many things, but I keep trying! I also give her a vitamin every day - Herron vitaminis.

Kassandra - posted on 10/24/2008

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My mum always said that if the child wont eat try and get them to help prepare the meal, say like pizza (homemade of course). All u need to do is get the premade pizza bases, little ones are best for this so they can have their own pizza, and just grab tomato paste or even use bbq sauce to the sauce and a few toppings like cheese, ham, pineapple, etc. It used to work for me when i went thru those stages and its workn for my 2 1/2 yr old. He thinks it great helpn mummy make tea.

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