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djangochained
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Healthy kids meals
Any ideas for healthy meals for 3-7 year olds ?

Tired of nuggets burgers and spaghetti. Need healthy


hungryone
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re: Healthy kids meals
Why aren’t they eating whatever you eat? You should all be eating healthy.


jamboybarry
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re: Healthy kids meals
Grill chicken, veggies, etc...

What are you eating that your kids won’t?


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TigerintheNO
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re: Healthy kids meals
a peanut butter sandwich with some fruit


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CE Tiger
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re: Healthy kids meals
my kid lives on uncrustables


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djangochained
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re: Healthy kids meals
My wife eats vegan and i just usually eat whatever she makes us
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hungryone
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re: Healthy kids meals
So why can’t your kids just eat that? Millions of kids in India and elsewhere are vegetarian. Feed them vegan food supplemented with some whole milk or Greek yogurt if you’re concerned about them getting enough protein and fat. Good fats are important for little developing brains. Low fat diets aren’t so great for bitty kids, generally speaking.


whoa
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Member since Sep 2017
909 posts

re: Healthy kids meals
My kid loves veggies with ranch dip.

I also buy Joseph’s oat bran & wheat pita bread and some mozzarella & prego’s sugar free pasta sauce. Set it up for my kid to make her own pizza & then pop it in the oven for a few mins.

Healthy Hamburger Helper

Tacos with wheat tortillas can also be healthy.

Also, adding cauliflower rice instead of white rice is an easy trick. Brown rice can be an alternative as well.

Healthy Chicken Tenders

This is also a good resource
This post was edited on 8/13 at 9:08 pm


Janky
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Member since Jun 2011
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re: Healthy kids meals
My son is in food school because of his eating habits. We just make sure each meal is protein, fruit, vegetable and sometime starch. We try to sit down as a family when we can even though we are not all eating the same thing.


Sun God
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re: Healthy kids meals
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food school

What is this?


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lsuguy13
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re: Healthy kids meals
My question as well


jpainter6174
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Member since Feb 2014
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re: Healthy kids meals
Grilled chicken, pork chops, fish, eggs, fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, nuts, cheese, applesauce, peanut butter, granola bars...


LouisianaLady
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Member since Mar 2009
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re: Healthy kids meals
I don’t know about his kid, but there are actually food therapists. It’s mostly for kids with autism, as they are super sensitive to textures/tastes and will often only eat 1-2 “plain” things. It takes a long time, but this therapy can help expand them to 20-30 different foods if successful.


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couv1217
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Member since Sep 2007
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re: Healthy kids meals
We are lucky so far. My little one will choose anything green, especially broccoli, over anything else.


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Salmon
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re: Healthy kids meals
I agree with others

My 6 year old eats what we eat



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emboslice
Member since Dec 2012
4286 posts

re: Healthy kids meals
I have a vegan cheese sauce recipe that’s bomb for Mac and cheese. It’s vegetable based and can be put over broccoli or whatever veggies. Kids love it! And you can sneak in some nutrients. I have posted a thread in the past on it, if you want to look at my topic history you’ll find it. But here it is...

quote:

Cheese sauce:
3 small gold potatoes (chopped)
1 carrot (chopped)
1 small yellow onion (chopped)
1/4-1/2 cup cashews (soaked for 4 hrs... or just boil longer until they’re soft)

As for the seasonings I do about:
2 tbsp salt
1 tbsp garlic powder
1/2 tbsp paprika (smoked paprika if you want)
1/4 tbsp turmeric / mustard powder (one both or neither, doesn’t matter)

Added to the pot with the veggies.

When you add water, add just enough water to cover them, not much more. Then boil for 40 min or so, let cool. add the juice of a lime, blend it a little then taste. Also add 1/4-1/2 cup nutritional yeast. —- you may need more salt


Cashews can be left out. Don’t do smoked paprika if it’s for kids, it’ll give it too much heat. Btw, although it doesn’t develop the flavor as much, this can all be thrown in the instant pot (add lime and nutritional yeast after it’s done) and made in 20 minutes or so. I use a vitamix but you can use whatever
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ShootingsBricks4Life
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re: Healthy kids meals
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food school


Is this like the camp in the movie Heavyweights?


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greenwave
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Member since Oct 2011
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re: Healthy kids meals
We make lots of quesadillas, egg n cheese, chicken, throw some veggies in etc.

Another I do is cook broccoli with mac and cheese. Put the broc in with the noodles and it will just mix right in.


Edit: Our 3yo is also not very picky
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Janky
LSU Fan
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Member since Jun 2011
26489 posts

re: Healthy kids meals
quote:

What is this?


Feeding Therapy

My kid wouldn't eat hardly anything. They taught a series of steps to get him more comfortable with different kinds of food and it is better. He wouldn't eat a hamburger at first. After going through the steps he will ask for sliders for dinner. I know it sounds ridiculous, but we are seeing some slow improvement.

ETA: we also feed him chocolate kodiak power waffles for more protein along with the high protein cake in a cup.
This post was edited on 8/14 at 9:32 am


Haydo
Houston Astros Fan
DTX
Member since Jul 2011
2565 posts

re: Healthy kids meals
Serious question: Why won't/can't you put a plate of food in front of your child (whatever it is you made and are eating), and if he/she doesn't eat it then they'll go to bed hungry? Does this method not work? Is there something wrong with it? I can't imagine having to cook two meals every night.

I am also 29 and a few years away from having kids.
This post was edited on 8/14 at 9:45 am


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