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    Default Toddler meals

    Help me out ladies. DD goes through spurts of refusing all meats, and eating only fruits, then just fruits and veggies, then just beans and fruit, then nothing but fruit. I know, not bad since she's a "fruit-a-holic", but I just find myself staring at the shelves and fridge trying to figure out what to try with her.

    DH and I eat pretty healthy, but DD usually won't eat chicken. No pasta (texture issue), not really anything that is mushy, except for beans. The only thing I know for sure she'll always eat is mexican food, quesadillas and rice she'll eat until she is stuffed. She can't live on that alone.

    She's growing well, over an inch in three weeks last month and I can tell she's gained some weight, but I think she's bored with our meals.

    I know there are ideas out there. My dazed mind is at a loss. Thank you for your help. Hopefully DS will let me get some good sleep soon - he's a little piglet right now!
    Last edited by Sherri H.; May 28th, 2008 at 02:58 PM.
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    Default Re: Toddler meals

    Check out the Feeding Your Family forum on these boards. We all list what meals we do for breakfast, snack, lunch, and dinner! You might get some new ideas.

    Would she notice if you put shredded chicken in her quesadilla? I don't think not eating meat is that big of a deal as long as she is meeting her protein needs with other sources like beans or eggs. Beans and brown rice is a great meal!
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    Thanks, I didn't even think of looking there. Silly me.

    And yes, if I put shredded chicken in it she'll pick it out. Thankfully she'll eat some spiced ground beef or turkey if I put it in there. She won't even try an egg. Thought she'd taste a hard boiled one the other morning, but she would get it close, then put it down.

    I guess I shouldn't worry about the beans and rice too much.
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    Kiefer was born January, 2008 - 6 lbs. 14 oz, 19 1/2 inches long.
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    And I am even more blessed by being married to my best friend and the most honorable man I've ever known.

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    I would say keep offering. I've read that it can take up to 21 time of offering a food for them to accept it. Plus they go through phases. My son loved beans, then hated them, now loves them again. Same with eggs.
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    Default Re: Toddler meals

    Quote Originally Posted by danlynclark View Post
    I would say keep offering. I've read that it can take up to 21 time of offering a food for them to accept it. Plus they go through phases. My son loved beans, then hated them, now loves them again. Same with eggs.
    I would agree. Here's a little bit from DR Sears website about toddlers and eating

    Also - if it doesnt say on that link... you want to look at what they're eating on a broad (week long or so) spectrum as opposed to just a day here and a day there. None of us really get what we need in one 24 hours period - so you might be surprised what she is taking in... (especailly is she's still nursing )
    Last edited by Number3; May 28th, 2008 at 03:31 PM.
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