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    Question High fat/protein on-the-go food??

    Does anyone know of any good high protein/fat foods that kids can eat while they're playing? I should add that we are vegetarians (lacto/ovo). DD eats a LOT, but mostly when she's running around the house, so her snacks consist mostly of things like organic animal crackers, apples slices, and carrot sticks. She's in the 3rd percentile for weight, so I'm really trying to pay attention to everything she eats.

    Thanks for your help!

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    Default Re: High fat/protein on-the-go food??

    facts about fats

    http://www.askdrsears.com/html/4/T041300.asp

    there are some ideas at the end of the link

    will she eat avacodo?
    Thats wonderfull for toddlers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*andreafromohio View Post
    facts about fats

    http://www.askdrsears.com/html/4/T041300.asp

    there are some ideas at the end of the link

    will she eat avacodo?
    Thats wonderfull for toddlers.
    Yep, she loves guacamole. I just wish she could eat stuff like that while she's running around the house. She doesn't eat much at the table, and because I really need her to eat, if she'll eat running around I'll take it. Maybe I could bake some avacado bars .

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    Default Re: High fat/protein on-the-go food??

    I bet you could sub for the eggs in baking.... like you apple sauce.

    As long as your still nursing 3-4 times in 24 hours they are getting good fats inyour breastmilk also.


    She'll slow down alot in 6 months I bet you'll get her to sitting still to eat soon.


    I like the nibble tray idea, where you put stuff out for them to snack on.

    Do you do cheese? or soy cheese that might be hard to find in a full fat kind.
    soy yougarts great too.

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    Default Re: High fat/protein on-the-go food??

    She still nurses 8-12 times per day . The ped says this is *why* she's not gaining weight, but I was always under the impression that BM has more calories, ect. than any solid foods. So with all of her nursing, should I not worry so much about the fats and proteins she's getting? She eats lots of fruits, veggies, and carbs, but not so much in the way of fatty foods.

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    Default Re: High fat/protein on-the-go food??

    some kids just set thier own growth curve
    and of course she is going to weigh less then kids that are getting junk foods and empty callories.

    Check out dr sears he has great info on his web site about feeding kids.

    kelly moms has some great info also:
    calorie cout page:

    http://www.kellymom.com/nutrition/vi...dcalories.html


    most doctors are not used to seeing a breastfeeding toddler.

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    Default Re: High fat/protein on-the-go food??

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*becca-mama2elisabeth View Post
    She still nurses 8-12 times per day . The ped says this is *why* she's not gaining weight, but I was always under the impression that BM has more calories, ect. than any solid foods. So with all of her nursing, should I not worry so much about the fats and proteins she's getting? She eats lots of fruits, veggies, and carbs, but not so much in the way of fatty foods.
    DS's doctor was happy that DS is still getting BM because he said that it will make up for the fat he isn't getting through his diet. My son is basically a vegetarian because he doesn't like meat, so we worry about this too. He is also pretty small. My son does like cheese, so we give him some to snack on. For lunch he eats black bean nachos and we put a lot of cheese on them. He eats pancakes for breakfast, and we melt some butter into them. Will she eat eggs? My DS doesn't like to eat eggs, but if your DD will eat them you can always boil some eggs to eat as a snack.
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    Default Re: High fat/protein on-the-go food??

    Peanut butter (great on apples!)
    Hummus
    Whole-milk yogurt
    Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
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    Default Re: High fat/protein on-the-go food??

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*mommal View Post
    Peanut butter (great on apples!)
    Hummus
    Whole-milk yogurt
    Hummus is a good idea, my son likes hummus a lot. I guess it depends on how cautious you are being about allergens, since Hummus has sesame in it.
    Beth

    Exclusively pumped for Lance Oct 07
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    Do you have extra milk? Consider donating!
    http://www.hmbana.org/:

    "So I was welcomed by the consolations of human milk; but it was not my mother or my nurses who made any decision to fill their breasts, but you who through them gave me infant food, in accordance with your ordinance and the riches which are distributed deep in the natural order." -St Augustine

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    Default Re: High fat/protein on-the-go food??

    making your own hummas isn't hard.
    Beans and garlic and onions...

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