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post #141 of 194
My DD usually only eats the stuff off of the pizza. She doesn't eat any of the bread part . The only bread she eats is whole grain toast and she eats the crust. Pizzas are usually made with white flour and so I don't care if she doesn't eat it. I don't think it has much nutritional value.
post #142 of 194
I haven't read all of the replies yet, so sorry if this has been mentioned. If you know your lo does not like crusts, why not just cut them of before you make the sandwich, and use them later for croutons, or breadcrumbs?
post #143 of 194
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Originally Posted by mystic~mama View Post
OT: I used to feed them to my dog but she had problems with her ears so I took her off grains....she had lost her hearing and it has partially returned and she is much better.
That's great!

Dh points out that we pay an insane amount of $ (to him..I think it evens out) for grain free kibble only to feed her bread, but she's not allergic to it.
post #144 of 194
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Originally Posted by stormborn View Post
Dh points out that we pay an insane amount of $ (to him..I think it evens out) for grain free kibble only to feed her bread, but she's not allergic to it.
OT: at least you have her mostly off grains which are so not what dogs should be eating...My dog has been refusing everything but raw meat this week...she got sick of kibble and would shove her bowl under the rug or tip it over...she is getting super picky in her old age.
post #145 of 194
Sometimes they do, sometimes they don't. I don't get upset when they don't. Sometimes crusts are just dry and uninteresting, and if you're not still hungry, why bother?
post #146 of 194
LOL No. I don't care if she eats the crust of her pizza or sandwich or not. Hilarious.
post #147 of 194
Sometimes she does, sometimes she doesn't.

I wouldn't say I care, per say. But if she wants a second sandwich, or a second piece of pizza, then I will point out that she still has some left on her plate, and if she would like seconds, she may have them after she eats what is already there.

It's not a huge deal, but really, I'm not going to give seconds if you didn't finish your firsts yet, ya know?
post #148 of 194
My dd eats the crust on her sandwiches, no matter how heavy of a bread it is. But for some reason, she usually leaves the pizza crust behind. But that's ok, I eat it for her!
post #149 of 194
I don't cut it off, but I don't care if they eat it. Honestly, I rarely eat pizza crust...I always think of it as the not so good to eat part that you hold...almost like a fork
post #150 of 194
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Originally Posted by riverscout View Post
I think some people are just more sensitive to flavor and texture differences, particularly children who have very sharp taste buds.

I definitely think the crusts taste and feel different. I mean the outside of the bread was exposed to direct heat so it is a completely different texture and tastes more...oh I dunno how to describe it really...cooked I guess . Basically it has more flavor as opposed to the milder tasting inside.

Now even when I was a child and was a picky eater, I rarely had a problem with bread crusts, but I can totally see how a child could have an aversion based on the texture issue alone. Texture was a big issue for me.

I guess what I don't get is why most people would be willing to accept that their child does not like certain foods like brussels sprouts or lamb chops or other foods with strong flavors or unusual textures, but somehow it's unacceptable or some kind of character flaw if a kid doesn't like bread crusts. (not picking on you Yooper, thats just the vibe I've gotten from some on this thread) I mean if you don't like something, you don't like it. It really doesn't matter that someone else thinks that you should like it or that it isn't that bad. I don't think most kids who are refusing to eat crusts just doing it to be insolent or something. Maybe it's just the "waste" issue, but there are so many ways to resolve that.

(PS - I was the kind of kid that would just eat he outermost part of an apple because most of it felt like core to me . I'm better now though)
Oh, I do agree with you. I know it shouldn't bother me. I wish it didn't in fact. It just does. I would never act on it....other than cut my fully-grown dh's fruit for him I know people have sensitivities. I certainly did as a child. Just not about bread crust Not "getting it" and actually acting on that attitude are two different things. My dd is about the least picky child I have ever encountered and for that I thank my stars because it happens to be a pet peeve of mine. But, I would deal with it respectfully if she were picky. I was forced to eat things I did not like as a child (the one bite rule) and it was purposeless torture. I chewed one bite of asparagus for a half hour once because I just could not bring myself to swallow it and could not figure out where to spit it out without getting caught. I strongly agree with the posters on this thread that believe it is never OK to force someone to eat something. But it can still silently bug me

FTR, I do like asparagus now in spite of being forced to eat it. I was feeling bad about slamming one of my now-favorite veggies:
post #151 of 194
My sons do, my daughter doesn't. I don't care one bit--in fact, I cut the crusts off of my daughter's bread, pizza, etc. so she doesn't have to bother with eating around it, and if she's still hungry after eating a crustless something, she can have another crustless something.
post #152 of 194
Sometimes he does, sometimes he does not. It doesn't really bother me.
post #153 of 194
I'll have to check at lunchtime. If they do or don't, I'm not going to get into a battle over food.
post #154 of 194
DD used to love eating the crust until she saw some of her friends not eating them. Sometimes she would eat them sometimes not. It's one battle I really don't want to fight with. She's good with eating her veggies and meats so the crust is not something I care.

There's one thing I refuse to do is cut her sandwiches into special shapes just to get her to eat them. I will cut into halves or quarters but that's basically it.
post #155 of 194
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Originally Posted by sewchris2642 View Post
Sometimes yes, sometimes no. And no I don't care. Sometimes I don't eat the crusts either.
same here
post #156 of 194
generally no. it kind of bothers me inwardly because it's wasteful, but i would never say anything about it. if she doesn't like them, she doesn't like them--but i'm not going to cut them off.

i keep giving her crusty bread without making a big deal about it so that hopefully she'll learn to like the crusts eventually

and in the meantime, we either toss the crusts or i eat them myself.
post #157 of 194
They sometimes eat their pizza crust, sometimes not.

When it comes to sandwiches, my older kids eat it, the younger ones are iffy.

If they don't want to eat the crusts, I'll sometimes use a cookie cutter to make the sandwich into a heart. It looks a bit like an uncrustable. They love getting heart shaped, crust free sandwiches.
post #158 of 194
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Originally Posted by riverscout View Post
(PS - I was the kind of kid that would just eat he outermost part of an apple because most of it felt like core to me . I'm better now though)
How different are all of us! Abigail won't eat potatoes, in any form, or tomatoes because to her, they're yucky. However, she eats all of a fruit, minus the seeds. She'll eat a pear, core and all, minus the stems and seeds. She says it's yummy, core included.
post #159 of 194
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Originally Posted by ABmom View Post
I will cut [sandwiches] into halves or quarters but that's basically it.
I do this, too, not to get them to eat, but to minimize mess and waste. It makes the sandwich easier for them to handle.
post #160 of 194
Cut the crusts off before making the sandwich and save them all in a bag in the freezer. Then have the kids tear the crusts apart plus some additional bread for stuffing. Telling your kids in an exasperated tone that those are the crusts they refused to eat 6 months ago when they start to nibble on the crusts while tearing them up.
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