What can I feed my son that he will eat?

Kera D. - posted on 03/25/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My son is 2 so he is at that age where he barely wants anything to eat but cereal. I try not to give my kids lots of sweets. What are some semi-sweet foods that can be healthy to eat on a daily basis that he might like: not including peanut butter, nuts, or fruit.

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Kera D. - posted on 03/25/2010

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Hey explaining the textures is a great idea. Funnily he asking for cereal again- right now. :-) so funny but cereal it is tonight and in the morning too im sure. Spongebob and cereal! lol. That's alllll he ever wants. But as long as he eats and is getting calcium I guess. Kids will be kids won't they.

Kristin - posted on 03/25/2010

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First, don't eliminate the PB, nuts, and fruit. Just don't offer it all the time. Just keep offering him healthy foods and encourage him to try things. Check out Annabel Karmel online (just Bing or Google her), she's got loads of ideas and recipes.



In the mean time, my boys like carrot sticks (cut almost julienne), cherry tomatoes, celery stick with ranch, apple slices, steamed but still firm-ish broccoli and cauliflower, sweet potato oven fries, string cheese, yogurt (just watch out for sugar levels), oranges, banana, mini bagels, scrambled eggs, omlettes. I'm sure there is other stuff, but really it took a lot of exposure and patience to get them to first try and then consistently eat stuff.



Just make what you would like and offer some to him. He will be more likely to try it that way anyway and you can talk about the colors, textures, and flavors of what he's trying. Just aim for balanced over the whole week, not necessarily every day. Good luck.

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