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post #61 of 194
My dd will eat the crust of homemade bread, but not store bought bread. My ds doesn't seem to mind the crust, but there are times where he won't eat it. It used to bother me, but I've tried to just leave it alone and not worry about it. My dh doesn't ever eat the crust so I can't exactly tell the kids to eat theirs when they see dh's pile of crusts on his plate!
post #62 of 194
don't have kids yet, but DH doesn't eat crusts a lot, they don't go to waste. I either give it to the dogs or the compost heap.

I wouldn't battle over it, but I do hate wasteful or picky eating. If you know you aren't going to eat it, request it to be removed or something!
post #63 of 194
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Originally Posted by Storm Bride View Post
I remember that, too. It just made me go "wow!".

But...it also bugged me. I always wonder why people jump to the worst conclusions about this kind of thing. I believed the crusts were more nutritious, and I used to tell ds1 that. So...why assume my mom was lying when she did the same thing, yk? I wasn't lying. I was wrong.
Honestly, I don't remember if the OP of that fact said her mom was "lying" or "wrong." Might well have been "My mom was wrong about...." Things get colored by own experiences though, and because I have a toxic mom, I have a tendency to remember it as "My mom was lying about..." Sorry for the presumption that someone else's mother would be lying!
post #64 of 194
nope. he doesn't eat them and i don't care. he just eats around them. as long as he doesn't start asking me to cut them off, i'm happy.
post #65 of 194
They sometimes eat them and sometimes not. It bugs my dh more than it does me because he bakes all of our bread from scratch, so he feels it's wasteful of both time and resources. He usually just lets it go, though.
post #66 of 194
DD goes back and forth on the crust issue.

I don't care that she doesn't eat it, it's a very minor battle.
post #67 of 194
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Originally Posted by Chinese Pistache View Post
They sometimes eat them and sometimes not. It bugs my dh more than it does me because he bakes all of our bread from scratch, so he feels it's wasteful of both time and resources. He usually just lets it go, though.
I've made bread from scratch for the past few weeks, and it is hard to let go of that feeling when it's something you made versus something you bought! If DS didn't finish his whole sandwich, it was so hard to just toss it out like I would with storebought bread. I had to force myself not to say anything, though -- he should be able to treat my bread just like the store's bread.

Although I did start putting half of his sandwiches in the fridge, so that he can have the 2nd half if he's still hungry after eating the first, rather than having him eat some of each half and ending up with not really enough to save, but a lot to waste.
post #68 of 194
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Originally Posted by EviesMom View Post
Honestly, I don't remember if the OP of that fact said her mom was "lying" or "wrong." Might well have been "My mom was wrong about...." Things get colored by own experiences though, and because I have a toxic mom, I have a tendency to remember it as "My mom was lying about..." Sorry for the presumption that someone else's mother would be lying!
No - the poster definitely said "lying" (if it was the same thread - topics definitely do repeat around here) - that was why it stuck in my head.
post #69 of 194
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Originally Posted by Storm Bride View Post
re: waste.

I've read most of the thread now, and several people have talked about waste. I get it. I really do. However, another perspective...

I'm fat. I've been fat my entire adult life. However, I will clear my plate, even when I'm no longer hungry, because I'm so anti "waste" that I can't bring myself to throw away "perfectly good food". So, I overeat, and I sometimes finish up food that I don't even want, because to leave it would be wasteful. I'm working really hard to remind myself that eating food that my body doesn't need is every bit as wasteful as finishing things off so that they don't go in the garbage.

This is what I'm talking about as well. The whole clean plate club/good food going to waste thing. I am a total overeater because I don't want stuff to "go to waste" or "I ordered it, I had better eat it". I do NOT want my kid to grow up with this phrases echoing in his head.
post #70 of 194
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Originally Posted by Contrariety View Post
I am honestly baffled by people's aversion to crusts. I do not get it. DS eats crusts. I eat crusts. DH eats crusts.

I like to think that it wouldn't bother me if DS didn't eat them, but I know it would. It irritates me when my niece eats here and leaves her crust behind.

This. All of this.

All of my kids eat the crust. Why wouldn't they? I never cut the crusts off when they were little. I never made an issue about it, and they have always consumed the crust. The oldest is 15.

About a year ago, my youngest ds11 decided he didn't want to eat the crust because he noticed other kids at school tearing off crust. I put a stop to that shiz right away.
post #71 of 194
She used to but now she won't. I don't care. I can't think of a reason she should eat the crusts.

I don't cut the crusts off for her if I am making a regular sandwich. But sometimes I use mini cookie cutters to cut it into cute shapes for her little bento box.
post #72 of 194
My son doesn't eat the crust and, nope, doesn't bother me at all. Seems like such a minor thing. I usually just eat it myself (hm, all the foods I make for him and end up eating myself since I have a picky eater...!). Never even thought of the crouton/breadcrumb thing, so I'll try that next time!
I do wonder if he'd eat it if I gave it to him separately. That's what we have to do with pizza crust.
post #73 of 194
Ds used to but recently has been asking for "no-crust" Oh and it's just because he doesn't want the crust not because he saw anyone else with a crustless sandwich.
So I or dh eat it. Not a big deal and no waste. I know he will grow out of it so I chose to just respect how he wants to eat his food. It's not a big deal and I am certain he won't be asking me to cut it off when he's 15.
post #74 of 194
One does, one doesn't. It's not a battle I'd choose to fight, one of the adults at the table eats the crusts leftover.

ETA: I do not cut the crusts off.
post #75 of 194
I cut the crusts off for my kids and feed the crusts to the birds.
post #76 of 194
I don't care unless they want another serving. They have to actually finish the sandwich before I'll give them another one. We can't afford to throw food away.
post #77 of 194
My toddler eats crusts on sandwiches, but not pizza.

We give his pizza crusts to his little brother. It all works out.


As far as waste in general goes, I often have the kids eat first and then I'lll finish off whatever they leave before I dive into my own food.
post #78 of 194
usually. but I dont care if they do. If I wanted to be frugal I could take the crusts and such and save them to make stouffing or breadcrumbs or what have you. since my children dont mind, often I give them the ends of the loaves because I dont like them lol, but no big deal to me if they don't want the ends or the crusts. seems like a silly thing to get upset about, if its about "saving" the food from the doom of the garbage can, like I said, I could be frugal and use it in baking.
post #79 of 194
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Originally Posted by mystic~mama View Post
hi mamas,

so, does your kid eat their crusts? does it bother you if they don't? do you do anything about it?
Yes, they do. Abigail prefers them.
I save leftovers in hopes that they will finish them because we can't afford to throw away food. If they leave a bit of food, and they don't want them the next day, I offer the food to the dog and the cats and the birds. If there are still leftovers, I grudgingly throw them away.
post #80 of 194
also, ditto to the clear the plate thing. I have many times eaten things just because I didn't want them to be wasted. but if im full, and the purpose of food is to nourish my body, and I eat it when my body doesn't need it, then that is pretty wasteful too, only its wasteful with extra calories in my body instead of in the garbage.
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