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My DS has some sensory issues and is very very picky about food. He won't eat a "regular" meal at all now. He'll only eat crackers (and most snack type things like Luna bars or Pirate Booty), yogurt, applesauce, craisins, waffles, French toast and bananas.
To fill in the gaps, I make him smoothies. A typical smoothie gets: blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, mango, peaches, blackberries (all frozen), banana, yogurt, kale or spinach or some other leafy greens, green powder (nutritional supp), whey protein (I used to use rice protein) and juice or water.
Hope that helps if even a little bit. DS once ate pasta and broccoli and carrots and onions and different sauces and tofu and refried beans all kinds of other goodies. I know all I can do is continue to ask him to try new things.
DD is picky so i pretty much feed her the only foods she will eat every single freakin day.
Every day she eats
glass of milk
either a hamburger/turkey dog/or baked chicken nuggets
quesadilla or grilled ham and cheese sandwich
3 or more pieces of fruit (apple/banana/kiwi/melons/oranges/clementines/berries/nectarines/mango/plums)
one veggie - she will eat artichoke/roasted broccoli/roasted cauliflower/corn on the cobb/mashed potato/baby carrots. That is it so i have one of those for her each day.
She will of course eat plenty of carbs - cheddar bunnies/granola bars/pirate booty etc but i limit that to after she has had a protein and fruit.
I just hope that with her eating a good variety of fruits that it will be okay for her to be a little low on the veggies. I did find that making roasted veggies made her more likely to eat them.
Is it just me, or does this child's diet actually sound pretty good? My kids eat totally differently with us than with my mom, who can get them to eat almost anything.
With us, it's almost all fruit, but with veggies, it's only cucumber, carrots, and sometimes sweet bell peppers, broccoli, tomato, cauliflower, corn, but often not even those. Oh, and they love potatoes, if that counts as a veg.
Meats: chicken hotdogs, meatballs, chicken wings/drumsticks, and I think that's about it!
Carbs: bread, pasta, rice, quinoa (mixed with the rice), waffles, and anything with sugar in it!