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post #21 of 194
not always and i make a point of not caring

i distinctly remember being forced to sit at the table till i ate all my crusts. i hate crusts. i ahte the loaf ends, i rarely eat pizza crusts.

Stepdad 1 was a horrid person, forcing me to sit till all my crusts were gone, going balistic if he ate more than 1 loaf end a month etc.

when my mum left her abusive partner (Stepdad 1) things lightened up but she still tried to get us to eat our crusts, i thinkit was a hold over from SD1. when SD2 came on the scene well it was great. he LOVES the loaf ends and asked they be left in the loaf till the end as it "helps keep the bread fresh" and we knew they wouldnt get wasted as he would eat them.

as i got older mum lightened up, made suggestions like spread to the ends, dip crusts in stuff etc but didnt make a big deal out of it.

when i had kids i swore that i would not force crust or loaf end eating but if DS1 leaves a lot of "good" bread on the crust end and askes for more he gests asked to finish off his crusts. i dont mind the actual border crust being left but any "good" stuff can at least be nibbled off as bet they can.

yeah we waste a lot of crusts but in grand scheme of things crusts are not a battle i really want to have, now putting to loo seat down is a different matter!!

Kiz
post #22 of 194
it depends on the day. I don't care
post #23 of 194

About Crusts

Younger DD - Not normally.
Older DD - Usually
Baby DS - Always, if we give them to him.

I don't care. I always assumed that the crusts weren't as nutritious. I have cut crusts off when it seemed that removing them got the child to eat more of the sandwich.
post #24 of 194
Yes. And the fight over the end piece. Silly kids.
post #25 of 194
: Depends on the bread and on the child . . . usually they eat at least some of their crusts, though.

I don't care either way . . . if they don't want them, we'll cut them off and put them out for the birds.
post #26 of 194
Sometimes, sometimes not. I really don't care either way, but I don't cut them off. I'll cut the sandwiches into triangled quarters to ensure there is as little waste as possible in case they decide today is a "no crust" day.
post #27 of 194
In our house we don't throw food away. I guess I wouldn't care if we had a dog or something who could eat the crusts. Maybe she'd like to feed her crusts to the birds or whatever. I don't care as long as they don't end up in the trash.
post #28 of 194
She didn't used to, but she generally does now.

A small amount of wasted food is not more important to me than forcing children to eat things they don't want.
post #29 of 194
Nope and nope. I figure that people who worry about crusts don't have picky eaters, lol. I would go insane if I worried about all the things that ds doesn't eat. Crusts are last on my list.
post #30 of 194
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Originally Posted by holothuroidea View Post
In our house we don't throw food away. I guess I wouldn't care if we had a dog or something who could eat the crusts. Maybe she'd like to feed her crusts to the birds or whatever. I don't care as long as they don't end up in the trash.

Start composting
post #31 of 194
I usually don't eat the ends of loaves or the tough round "ears" on sliced bread. I think it drove Mom nuts, but it was one of the few things she didn't give me a hard time about.

My little one doesn't eat sandwiches yet, either. And I doubt it'll be a problem.
post #32 of 194
dd didnt eat her crust initially. that didnt bother me. now she does.
post #33 of 194
Not usually. It doesn't bother me unless she is leaving a huge amount around the crusts as well. Sometimes I cut them off to avoid this.

I don't like crusts very much myself.
post #34 of 194
3yo, 12yo, 13yo do, 11yo doesn't. I don't really care.

3yo eats his crusts first.
post #35 of 194
She does sometimes, depending on her mood. If she's eating soup then she'll dip them in her soup.
I don't always eat my own crusts so I don't expect her to.
post #36 of 194
My oldest does not if its toast, a sandwich he does. My youngest does and usually eats his brother's too. I don't really care.
post #37 of 194
I don't mind not eating crusts. DS used to like them, now he won't eat them. So I trim them off before I make the sandwich and then the waste is minimized (vs. hacking them off once it's made) .

Whatever, as long as he eats. He eats more that way since he eats the whole thing, and not "up until close to the crusts."

Now what does drive me nuts is when he wants me to use a cookie cutter on his sandwiches, something I did when he was little because it was cute and got him to eat more. THAT method wastes so much more.

Plus then he's hungry an hour later.

I guess I could cut shapes first and them make the sandwiches and use the scraps for breadcrumbs.

I don't like the heels of the bread so I just dry them out for breadcrumbs.
post #38 of 194
Sometimes. If it's toast, yes, if it's a sandwich, not usually. I don't care either way. It goes in the compost if it doesn't get eaten.
post #39 of 194
Forcing kids to eat crusts drives me insane. My DS usually eats his on his own. If he chooses not to eat them one day, I eat them or give them to the dogs. I'm trying not to do the whole "clean plate club", starving kids in Africa, etc guilt trip that many of us got about food growing up. I think the crust thing falls into that category.
post #40 of 194
ds 1 who is 6 usually eats his, ds2 who is 3 1/2 never does. I hate wasting food too so I do my best to not dish/make too much food but w/kids and no pets it seems unavoidable to me. I would rather not make it a battle.

I do enc. my ds2 to eat more of the middle if he only takes a few bites and then wants another sandwich though.

I never believed people who say the crusts are more nutritous than the rest of the bread though bc that doesn't make sense, it has the exact same ingredients.
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