how do i get my kid to eat meats? he hates them!


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Emma - posted on 07/28/2009




It's not a big deal that they don't like meant. They are like us and only like what they like lol. If he doesn't like meat then there are always other alternatives he can have. But if you want him to eat meat then try mixing it with different things like mash. My girl doesn't like veg much so I mix them in and she can't tell any difference lol. :)

Charlie - posted on 07/27/2009




spaggetti bolognase SP ? ) is a fave for my little man its covered in yummy sauce loaded with veggies and and some cheese .! or crumbed lamb cutlets , they can hold it them selves and chew :)

LaCi - posted on 07/26/2009




Didn't you just say it was necessary to eat meat for protein? and then you listed perfectly acceptable protein alternatives? hm.

If he doesn't have meat its not a big deal. Hooray vegetarianism.

Miangelbug - posted on 07/23/2009




I see that you have an young toddler that you are trying to feed meat to. Try giving a bite of meat and a bite of a side at the same time. They can't always taste it as strong. At 10 months or so, it's not a huge deal about getting those meats in. Try scrambled eggs and stay away from pbj....the other comments are refering to older children. My son (16 months) loves his chicken and pork chops but hasn't always. It takes time. When he really started feeding himself (with his hands) he started to devour his food. Just keep offering it to him every now and again. He'll catch on...until then, offer a variety of foods served in a variety of different ways. I prefer to steam veggies for that age so that they are mushy. Is he completely on solids now?

Lyndsay - posted on 07/23/2009




My son is picky about meats too, so I don't worry about it overmuch. However it is important for them to have it SOMETIMES, at least, because they do need protein to build muscle! If you can make it easier for him to eat, like putting it in sauces or stews, that may work. Sometimes I just cut it up really small and put it in with his noodles or rice and hope he doesn't notice.

If this doesn't work, try offering meat alternatives instead. Lots of peanut butter, eggs, and brown beans.

Kelly - posted on 07/23/2009




My boyfriends daughter doesn't like to eat that much meat either....but what i have found that she likes when she it here is hamburger helper, spaghetti with sauce and meat in the sauce, and tator tot casserol......almost anything that is not just plain meat...and like another mom had suggested just have him try one bite at every meal and then if he doesn't like it than he can have peanut butter sandwich....

Tiffany - posted on 07/23/2009




I wouldn't stress too much kids appetites change so much, however I would encourage him to take at least one bite at every meal. We do this in our house and it not only surprises my daughter with what she likes but us too. If she is willing to try and doesn't like it she can have a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, if not she won't eat. Keep in mind I try and make more than one dish at dinner, especially if I know it something she hasn't liked it in the past. I would also give him the option to slather the meat in ketchup.. kids love that stuff! haha Hope this helps!!

Minnie - posted on 07/23/2009




When my daughter won't eat a particular food I don't sweat it. We all have our preferences and dislikes. Just find other foods that he WILL eat that will give him the required protein, fat and iron. Meat is not absolutley necessary. While humans have omivoric physiologies, the amount of plant matter in our diet should far outweigh the amount of animal matter.

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