Do you have ideas for foods to beef him up, besides the obvious deserts, which he's not picky about? He's never liked butter or cheese (though he'll eat cheese on pizza). Won't eat eggs anymore, and has never liked meat (except bacon) or avocado. He used to eat peanut butter/jelly sandwiches, but mostly now refused the peanut butter and only eats the jelly side. So, it's really hard to find anything with much protein or fat for him. The other things he often likes to eat are box mac and cheese (refuses even homemade or restaurant mac and cheese now), corn and edamame, beans and rice, pizza, spaghetti and that's about it.
Megan-39, Postpartum Doula, DW to Sacha-40 (18 years together) and Mama to Finn Alexander born 4/2/07 and Zivia Littlewood born 8/23/10
I struggle with this every single day. Feeding therapy isn't working (though I'm trying to find yet another new therapist to try).
Will he eat small pancakes? I make pancakes and will add pureed veggies/fruit. Add cinnamon and it does the trick. He only likes a certain amount of syrup on them... strategically placed so that it doesn't run off the sides. I make sure I add stuff like ground flaxseed, eggs, and sometimes even avocado!
I'm still looking for more ideas though. I'm going to attempt making mini quiche this week. I'll try ones with crust and without.
Smoothies with frozen fruit, banana, juice, milk, raw egg, spinach? Some people throw in almond butter or almonds.
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When I make rice, I add olive oil and stir in some pureed butternut squash for extra calories & nutrition. My kids help me in the kitchen, so the ingredients are not secret. they love "orange rice."
Will he dip bread in olive oil? Those are easy calories to add. What about homemade spinach dip? Puree some mayo, spinach, artichoke hearts and garlic, mix with shredded cheese and warm the mixture until the cheese melts...he can dip pita chips, bread or tortillas in it.
You may want to crosspost this in nutrition.
He seems to like sweets, will he eat pudding, custard, cake or cheesecake? I have recipes for all of those that are high in fat and/or protein. We often eat them for breakfast around here. Normally i wouldnt suggest catering to a sweet tooth, but since he's showing he's willing to starve himself...
Would you be willing to pump for him? Ultimately, that would be the best food for him.
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