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post #81 of 194
It's not something I plan on making a big deal out of. There are times I am too full to eat an entire sandwich and often that means I just leave some of the crust - especially when I get a sandwich at a restaurant. I hate it when they don't put the condiments and filling all the way to the edges.

But, to me it's more important that I teach my kids healthy eating habits and create children that will only eat food served a particular way.

My DH told me this story of when he worked at a restaurant. A family came in and ordered a grilled cheese sandwich for their child and asked for the crust to be removed. Since it wasn't a normal request, the chef or whoever should have done it forgot, and when the sandwich was served the child would not eat it. The mother explained that they needed to take the sandwich back and they had to bring him an entirely new meal because the child could not even see the crust. it wasn't good enough to just cut the crust off at the table.
post #82 of 194
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Originally Posted by flower01 View Post
I hate it when they don't put the condiments and filling all the way to the edges.
Me, too. I have to spread very evenly to all edges. I don't like eating dry bread.
post #83 of 194
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Originally Posted by Super Glue Mommy View Post
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.
I don't want my kids to eat when they aren't hungry. We can put their food in the fridge for later or toss it if there isn't enough to save. But I don't want them to ask for more food when there is still food on their plate...that is wasteful.
post #84 of 194
My ds doesn't eat his crusts. It's his choice and I'm fine with it. I never cut them off, he just doesn't eat them.
post #85 of 194
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I But I don't want them to ask for more food when there is still food on their plate...that is wasteful.
I have this problem and it frustrates me endlessly. Abigail constantly changes her mind about what she wants to /will eat and unfortunately, little sister likes to imitate big sister. I try to shush Abigail before Sophia notices so at least I only have to deal with one of them having this issue.
post #86 of 194
Sometimes yes, sometimes no.

We have a lady at church who saves things like that for the birds so sometimes we pass them on.

And when I was young my mother would save them to make bread pudding or stuffings or things that needed bread crumbs.

I sometimes save them for the same.

A.
post #87 of 194
As a kid, I grew up with margarine. When my school served bread & butter sandwiches, I thought they were the nastiest thing ever. So I just ate the crust and gave the buttery insides to someone else. My friends would all peel off their crusts and give them to me.

I eat butter now (no margarine whatsoever), but I'm still not a fan of plain bread & butter. Crusty bread, however, is my favorite. And it's taken me five years to find a good GF bread that makes a wonderful crust.

DS eats crust sometimes, sometimes not. He's almost two and gluten-free bread crust is either not at all different in consistency or impossible to chew. So he gets it if it's not a choking hazard.
post #88 of 194
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Originally Posted by Contrariety View Post
I am honestly baffled by people's aversion to crusts.
Baffled why? Crusts taste different and feel different then the rest of the bread.

I eat crusts first so that when I'm done my sandwich I've got the taste out of my mouth.
post #89 of 194
My mom actually prefers the crust. She was raised on home baked bread and the crust was the buttery crunchy part.
post #90 of 194
Sometimes crusts are eaten and sometimes they are left on the plate. Right now I don't think he really knows the difference. I don't really care if he doesn't eat them though, sometimes I don't like to eat them either.
post #91 of 194
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Originally Posted by lab View Post
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.
Well, fwiw, I do eat the crusts now. DS1 has always eaten them. DD eats them. DS2 doesn't go to daycare, preschool or anywhere else that he's been exposed to other kids ripping off the crusts. He's never seen this. He just doesn't like them. I didn't like them, either, and I have no idea if other kids ate them or not. It was a texture thing, not a peer pressure thing. So..."why wouldn't they?" is easy - they wouldn't, because sometimes, they just don't like them.
post #92 of 194
One eats crusts all the time, one some of the time, and one almost none of the time. (this is soft bread crusts, pizza crusts AND "crusty bread" hard crusts are eaten always)

So, it's not a waste issue, because generally someone will eat them.

I often pack bento box style lunches for DD at school, so I'm cutting sandwich shapes, and often cut the crusts off just so it'll fit into the space I have better. No biggie, I and my crust-loving kid split them as a snack or during breakfast.

It's not something I'd care to get into a battle over. I know some of my habits irritate the crap out of my kids, and sometimes theirs bug me. I don't consider this horrible or an issue of character.

If I were really frugal, I'd be baking all my own bread all the time, in which case since I make hard crusty bread because it's the easiest to make the crusts would be eaten all the time.

It's my choice to serve up store bought bread with the thick soft crust, my kids choice whether or not to eat it. No harm, no foul. There's more things I can feed my kids than sandwiches anyway!
post #93 of 194
My six year old does not eat her crusts and it doesn't bother me...

I don't either!
post #94 of 194
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post #95 of 194
she doesn't eat it and I dont either. I dont understand why should I mind...
post #96 of 194
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Originally Posted by mystic~mama View Post
wow, this got a lot of replies! DP and I have had a debate going on this, he wants a rule that she should have to finish them before having more bread (we bake all our own)...I will save it for the birds or compost it and I don't want to hassle with it...it's actually causing a lot of friction between us

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sometimes she eats them, sometimes not and that is partly where DP is perplexed and wants to enstate a eat-your-crust-rule.
My DS doesn't eat crusts and it doesn't bother me. We follow Ellyn Satter's methods so as parents we choose what is available on the table to eat and when we eat, but DS gets to choose how much and whether he eats. We don't force him to eat something in particular on the table before he can have something else (in this situatino it would be based on the crust and the crumb being two different things - which they usually are taste-wise and texturally, even those they are from the same slice of bread).
post #97 of 194
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Originally Posted by mystic~mama View Post
wow, this got a lot of replies! DP and I have had a debate going on this, he wants a rule that she should have to finish them before having more bread (we bake all our own)...I will save it for the birds or compost it and I don't want to hassle with it...it's actually causing a lot of friction between us

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sometimes she eats them, sometimes not and that is partly where DP is perplexed and wants to enstate a eat-your-crust-rule.
Have you pointed out to your Dh that implementing an eat your crust rule will likely backfire causing her to stop eating crusts all together instead of just some of the time?
post #98 of 194
no and not unless it's a grilled cheese sandwich, in which case, yes, i'll eat it!
post #99 of 194
They do not eat their crusts, and I don't care. I personally don't enjoy dry crusts either.
post #100 of 194
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Originally Posted by mystic~mama View Post
wow, this got a lot of replies! DP and I have had a debate going on this, he wants a rule that she should have to finish them before having more bread (we bake all our own)...I will save it for the birds or compost it and I don't want to hassle with it...it's actually causing a lot of friction between us

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sometimes she eats them, sometimes not and that is partly where DP is perplexed and wants to enstate a eat-your-crust-rule.
I bake bread as well as buy bread. It's the home baked bread crust that usually isn't eaten. The home baked bread has a hard crust because I always forget to brush the loaves with melted butter to have a soft crust. Food battles and wars are not worth fighting. The parent will always be the one who loses. And that's a bad precedent to set.
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