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#1 of 7 Old 01-07-2010, 09:23 AM - Thread Starter
 
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We are trying to make some changes around here in our little ones very very picky diet. She is nearly 4 and picky and before I give up to a life of her living on goldfish crackers
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Please keep in mind, I am looking for things typically available at any grocery store and that are budget friendly (DH laid off - really struggling)

What are your favorite snacks your special kid loves?






Whats your favorite smoothie? (Because its not only good for them but because you can hide things in it -whether it is fruit or supplements) and how do you make it?

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Eggs! Hardboiled make good snack food, also scrambled, eggs in bread (hole in bread)

My son was the same way (addicted to goldfish) ... he still likes his tortilla chips, pretzels and crackers but we are limiting his dairy intake because of allergies.
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My sensorykiddo used to love (still does, I just don't make them much anymore) peanut butter balls. 1 part honey to 2 parts smooth PB, then enogh powdered milk or nutrititional yeast (the brown "nutty" one not the yellow one) to make a playdough consistency. I would then roll it into balls. A little softer makes a great sandwich spread, or you can reduce the milk/yeast and add some honey crunch toasted wheat germ.

DS had good intake of raw fruits/veggies, but his protein and fats and calories were low.
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We make this every morning:

2 cups soy milk
1 fresh banana
Frozen Strawberries
Frozen Mangos
a handful of baby carrots
1 cup of spinach
Favorita Protein Powder (Vega is our favorite)

Turn on the blender and enjoy. The kids love to make it with me.

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My son is EXTREMELY picky (Reluctant Eater) so I don't have many ideas for you.

For snacks, he will eat plain cereal (although he's starting to not even eat that).

He'll eat whole wheat crackers with sunflower butter.

He'll eat mini pancakes (I add organic fruit or veggie baby food to the batter.)

He'll eat homemade oatmeal or molasses cookies (add some ground flax seeds and applesauce, or baby food carrots/sweet potatoes to batter.)

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When my son was a picky eater and smallish (24 pounds at 2.5).He only ate lean meat, fruit, milk, and eggs. I made smoothies with whole milk, fruit, peanut butter, coconut oil, flaxseed, and some berries. He sucked it right down. I also use to make scrambled eggs with mashed up avocados and cheese. I found if I let him help with the food prep (cracking the eggs, pushing the buttons on blender) he was much more likely to eat the food.

Just to give you some hope, my son is seven now, weighs 52 pounds, is 52 inches. The only foods he doesn't eat are milk products due to allergies and cooked onions (loves raw ones), juice with cherries in it, and pea soup.
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Our smoothie is:

1 c whole milk yogurt (DS likes vanilla)
1 whole banana
1/2-1 c berries (I usually use frozen blueberries)
splash of juice or soy milk
2 tsp flaxseed meal
2 T peanut butter (or whatever other protein you want)
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