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DS's (2 years old) favourite foods are: seaweed, sauerkraut, liver, onions<br><br>
- he runs away (literally) from anything resembling a cake & icing (even if homemade)<br>
- he know that snacks don't come from a box, he makes them with mama!<br>
- he can name all his greens and doesn't know what the "candy isle" even is<br><br><br>
Thought I'd share with people who would understand<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> When I mention how we eat and what he eats to friends/family, I get a lot of <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/bigeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bigeyes"> or "poor kid"..... (which makes me shake my head of course)<br><br>
anyone else want to share <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Mine ate seaweed salad and salmon today (a friend brought it to us <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> ).<br><br>
So cool. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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You are sooooo lucky! My older DD is like that. She is 6 now and while she won't run from the sweets, she enjoys TF as much or more and is always thanking me for our delicious food.<br><br>
DD2 who is four OTOH is the total opposite. She runs from anything that isn't beige, despite being raised on TF. I have broken all the TF rules just to get remotely healthy foods into her. She now tells methat she plans to own a McDonald's when she grows up and won't have a separate place to live because she will stay there. Ha! And this child has had McD's maybe a half-dozen times in her life as a treat from my parents...<br><br>
Both were breastfed 3+ years, not given sweets until they were much older and surrounded by healthy foods constantly. If it wasn't for DD2, I would totally be patting myself on the back for raising such healthy eaters. LOL.
 

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my 2 yo still doesn't know what candy is. He LOVES Kombucha, homemade yogurt, eggs, salmon, raw butter (he eats it with a spoon) and liver pate on sourdough bread. Everyone feels so bad for him...but he is happy and healthy and that is all that matters<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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My almost 3yo DS was sick yesterday (some sort of virus) but started feeling better in the evening. The first food he asked for? "Meat." <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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We offered 15 mo DD homemade brownies (made with black beans instead of flour) or unsweetened full fat Greek yogurt the other day. She choose the yogurt <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">
 

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My DD is (mostly) the same way.<br><br>
Some of her favorite foods are me-me (meat), ba-ba (kombucha), and bu-er (raw butter on a spoon). Granted she also knows how to say chips... at least she turns up her nose at sweet foods. I can't even get her to eat homemade coconut ice cream, she just picks the berries off the top to eat and plays with the ice cream until it's melted.
 

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DD will go to town on liver, liverwurst, all types of seafood, "nut butter" I make with soaked nuts, raw honey and coconut oil, always takes CLO willingly, etc...<br><br>
But she LOOOVES sweets! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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My3 y/o dd is very picky, but she thinks "candy" is BerryDophilius chewable probiotic supplement.<br>
And despite a less than helpful MIL, dd has never had soft drinks or juice.<br>
She likes to play great blue heron, which requires eating little fishies (sardines), and pate was one of her first favorite foods. Pate is passe right now with her, but I hope that will change again soon.
 

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Consider yourself very lucky! Actually your child is very lucky!<br>
Mine loves salmon and sardines, in general is a real carnivore, loves milk and eggs too. He’ll eat a variety of vegetables though he does not <i>love</i> them.<br>
But unfortunately he has quite a sweet tooth. He would never run away from a piece of cake with icing, that is for sure!
 

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That's awesome! We have acquaintances with a little free-range organic child (she's 5yo)... I once asked her what her favorite food was and she got this huge grin and yelled, "BEETS!!" Right on. Way to go, parents.<br><br>
Of course my mom raised me on a normal American diet but when I was a kid my all-time favorite foods were turnip greens, fresh fruit of all kinds, and cucumbers with vinegar (no oil, I just liked cucumbers tossed with cider vinegar). All the other kids thought I was weird, but I knew what I liked. Ain't nothing wrong with that. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">DD will go to town on liver, liverwurst, all types of seafood, "nut butter" I make with soaked nuts, raw honey and coconut oil, always takes CLO willingly, etc...<br><br>
But she LOOOVES sweets! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"></div>
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This sounds like DD. She loves CLO,salmon, salad and cucumbers with homemade dressing,sardines with avocado but she's a sucker for anything sweet and beige
 

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my two are mostly the same. they may not know what a 'candy aisle' is, but they sure do recognize candy when they see it -drawn in by the bright colors i guess. and dd loves chips and crackers and bread. but they both love eggs, butter and coconut oil (will eat these by the spoonful), meat (they get so excited when i tell them we're having chicken legs for dinner, like jumping up and down excited), CLO and BO, salmon, yogurt, kombucha. veggies go up and down, most of the time they like ginger carrots and kraut, salad, carrots, artichokes. DD in particular will have these occasions when she will eat TONS of veggies; asparagus, beets, broccoli, kimchi. on one occasion she turned up her nose at the hotdogs that were fixed for the kids and ate salmon and salad with the grownups instead. both my kids love desert, but atleast this includes dried fruit, fresh fruit, smoothies, popsicles (frozen smoothie), lara bars, dark chocolate. when we're at someone elses house/party i do let them have a small portion of whatever the parents are serving, and at this point they eat it and like it (before age 2 they didn't like it) but don't always eat it all - or aren't willing to eat their lunch in order to get it. this is not true of any homemade goodies (chuck full of eggs and butter of course!) i make though, those they gobble up and want more more more! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">You are sooooo lucky! My older DD is like that. She is 6 now and while she won't run from the sweets, she enjoys TF as much or more and is always thanking me for our delicious food.<br><br>
DD2 who is four OTOH is the total opposite. She runs from anything that isn't beige, despite being raised on TF. I have broken all the TF rules just to get remotely healthy foods into her. She now tells methat she plans to own a McDonald's when she grows up and won't have a separate place to live because she will stay there. Ha! And this child has had McD's maybe a half-dozen times in her life as a treat from my parents...<br><br>
Both were breastfed 3+ years, not given sweets until they were much older and surrounded by healthy foods constantly. If it wasn't for DD2, I would totally be patting myself on the back for raising such healthy eaters. LOL.</div>
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Well to be honest - DS has a lot of food sensitivities so we haven't been able to let him try things like candy and fast food, so he doesn't know they exist....for now....... ha ha!<br><br>
DS told a woman while we were out, that he had to "go home right now, have salmon burgers!!!" We had sardine burgers instead, but he was just as happy....<br><br>
I think it's great that all our kids are exposed to such healthy foods even if they don't eat it 100% of the time. Think of how many kids only know hot dogs, chips & other overprocessed food as their "norm".<br><br>
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Well, DD's hardly a little angel in the TF department - she loves chippies and ice cream (homemade, at least!) and all manner of things. But I do think it's adorable that she can say "chicken stock" at just-turned-two. I've been on a bit of a broth kick recently and she's been known to wander round the house singing "Chicken stock, chicken stock, chicken stock!" to herself. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
I'd say her favourite foods are *ahem* chocolate, *ahem* chippies, *ahem* crackers, homemade soup, "eggies", cheese, "MEAT!", fish and sweetcorn. Oh, and The Milks, of course. Could be worse!
 

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my 21 month ds gets the clo out of the fridge himself <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Eat"> and is bummed i only give him one spoon. now, if he would only find love for keifer...
 

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...your 2yos favorite snack is butter<br>
...your 5yo loves "pickle salad" aka saurkraut and wants to drink the leftover juice
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">She likes to play great blue heron, which requires eating little fishies (sardines), and pate was one of her first favorite foods. Pate is passe right now with her, but I hope that will change again soon.</div>
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LOVE the great blue heron bit!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
My DD certainly has a sweet tooth, but she also loooooves meat, and is hard on the wallet at sushi restaurants. She's a huge fan of seaweed but her favourite eat-out treat is "fish balls" aka ikura (marinated salmon roe). She never lost her love for pate and I have to fight her for the jelly on the top and sides. The charcuterie place loves me because I actually WANT the end bits with the extra jelly.<br><br>
DD also loves cheese and yogurt and she adores her pre-bed mug of warm raw milk with a touch of honey. (And I do mean a touch, like 1/4 tsp.)<br><br>
Oh, and she's finally developed a taste for DH's and my favourite breakfast - soft-boiled eggs with sourdough toast soldiers - and, like her mama, she prefers duck eggs. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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Yay! I'm so happy for all of your kids. That is how my mama raised me (some of my earliest memories are sneaking figs and nuts from the sacks at the organic food co-op meetings)<br><br>
Unfortunately, I became addicted to processed foods and junk in college and now my family is also addicted. We are in the process of moving towards healthier eating and eventually all-TF. You all are an inspiration to me to keep pushing. Right now I'm just thrilled that DD is allowing me to use Kombucha instead of soda pop to mix with her medication (she has special needs).
 

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...when you and your 7 year old son stand at the stovetop and proceed to eat the crispy skin off a chicken and moan and drool about how beautiful it is. With no guilt whatsoever.<br><br>
Then said son requests a fine glass of kombucha to accompany his meal.
 
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