Sooo frustrated

Canada
February 18, 2009 8:26pm CST
I am trying to find finger foods for my 18m old son. I have made a post on here looking for help and every time someone responds they give me the recipezarr website which has nothing on it! Someone please give me some recipes to get my son eating. He eats fruit fine but veggies and meat he wont eat! Dont lead me to another website I already have been to all teh sites available noting!
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@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
19 Feb 09
that would really be frustrating. i was not able to have a peep on the discussion you mad e about asking recipe but i will be very delighted to teach you some of the tricks i know. i have four children and they grew up to be very healthy eaters. they are not picky at all. why dont you try cheese sticks? use wanton wrappers and roll the cheese inside. you can choose any cheese you like. you can fry it or bake it. if you bake make sure you brush each sticks with olive oil. eat it while it is still crunchy. you can also use ground chicken meat put minced carrots, minced celery and minced apples. the apples are optional. i only told you to put apples so he can try to eat it for he can smell the fruit. make it into a ball and dip it into egg and flour then fry. you can also try to make brownies and putting vegetable that he can not notice but he will be eating. you can boil beans too and when it is all soft make it into a smoothies and freeze it again. its better if you have popsicle style ice trays. i hope this will help you.
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• Canada
19 Feb 09
Thank you so much for your help. All that sounds great. I will have to get some wonton wrappers wehn i go to the supermarket this week. I never thought of using them! I will also try the balls they sound good I think I would prob put them in my mini muffin pans and bake in teh oven he seems to like foods that look like muffins! The brownies i will have to skip out on because he is not aloud to have sugar. He is also on a low sodium diet due to heart and lung problmes. If you have any other ideas let me know I am always open to new things. Ill let you know a bit about him/us. my son was born with sevear lung and heart problems he had open heart surgery at 3 months old. He had no valve in his heart when he was born. So they had to put one in. We have to watch that he does not get fat becaust the bigger he gets the more change of the valve having to be replaced! So we have him on a low sodium low fat diet. He is also not aloud to have sugar well neither is my daughter due to adhd in the family! And its no good for them anyway! If you want you can messag me any recipes you have thanx!
@redberry (178)
• Philippines
19 Feb 09
Yes, I almost forgot about the cheese sticks. My son loves them too. Please also remember to place a little bit thinner wanton wrappers when you make them. If the wrappers are too thick, it may end up being too salty. I really like the sound of the chicken meat balls, I'll try that and see if my baby likes them. You can also try slicing a banana and then coat it with pancake batter then cook it, it's like a fruity pancake.
• United States
19 Feb 09
Our son was particular in that he wanted to eat what we were eating. So, you may want to invest in a hand-babyfood grinder. They sell them at most speciality stores. Perhaps if he can watch you take food off your plate and mash it up for him or cut it up into chewable pieces, he will be more likely to eat it. Most kids don't like veggies because they are not sweet like their fruit. I always started my kids out on veggies and meats first. Though, I'd do bananas as they are not as sweet as the other fruits. Try seasoning your veggies with a bit of organic brown sugar. It will give a bit of flavor and sweetness that he may like. Or, start making veggies with fruits. Like stir fry in a bit of mango or apple with your veggies. Good luck to you. Anora
• Canada
19 Feb 09
When my son was younger he loved everything! It has only been the last month that he stopped eating! I never thought about brown sugar but I am kind of leary about giving him sugar as we have a family history of adhd! My daughter cant have any sugar she goes wild and dont sleep! So you see my delima with sugar! That stir fry sounds good I think he may like that! Thanks for the post!
• United States
19 Feb 09
Switch your kids to an all organic diet. You'll notice that the symptoms of ADHD will do down dramatically. It's generally not the natural sugars doing it, but the dyes and chemicals in everything. Here we have a Valley Foods, in Arizona I shopped at a place called Sprouts. Find a natural health store near that you that carries organic foods. This includes finding a butcher that carries free range organically fed animals. Good luck to you. Anora
• Canada
21 Feb 09
My children dont have adhd but I do and so does my brother. We dont really get much organic foods here where im to. I dont really believe in organic foods. How do you know food is really organic or there just saying it?
@academic2 (7009)
• Uganda
21 Feb 09
Have you given him a dose or so of Vitamine B complex?y son once lost appetite but when he chewed the vitamin B complex, his appetite returned with a bang!
• Canada
24 Feb 09
Hello thank you for your response unfortunately 22 a heart and lung condition my son is not able to have vitamin B tablets he can only consume and vitamins through eating foods I would be a freed to give him anything other than natural food.
@jashley1 (746)
• United States
20 Feb 09
Hello! Well the only website I really go to is the Food Network site which can be really slow sometimes! I have a 15 month old, 3 & 5 year old and so I'd like to share just a few things that I've made for them while they were learning and still are (15 mo old) to feed themselves. Just today I made grilled cheese sandwiches for them and for my son I just squeeze the sandwich really tight and give him smaller sections of the sandwich to nibble on - he's never had trouble chewing & swallowing - thank God, so I don't really have to deal with that issue. I give him chicken tenders, hot dogs, any larger cooked veggies that stay whole (carrots, green beans, squash). I make him quesadillas sometimes by simple putting cheese in a tortilla and popping it in the microwave - that way the tortilla remains soft. Have you ever tried cooking your veggies in a little bit of bouillion for extra flavor? I find that my son eats anything that I cook that way - it makes it taste more like "chicken noodle" type flavors which I've found my kids really like. Hope some of this helps.
• Canada
24 Feb 09
Hello thank you for your response to my kids do like grilled cheese sandwiches I also like to make tortillas out of Hamas I take some hummus and spread it on hand of the tortilla lay a little bit and cheese over top and fold it has been put in the microwave they find that really good. I tried making full veggies for them like carrots green peas bold I even bought meaning potatoes and boiled thumb and even boil whole he wouldn't eat them. I made him chicken nuggets and he wouldn't eat them but when I gave him vegetarian chicken nuggets he eighth them.
• India
19 Feb 09
You seem to be really disturbed. Kids do have their tantrums with food but with a little creativity u could get them to eat healthy with a fuss. You really need not stick to finger food alone there is much more than this that your son would love. Here is a wrap that is quick and easy. If he likes chicken or any other meat have more of the meat and a few veggies and then experiment to play to his tastes. http://www.ifood.tv/recipe/quick_wrap You could even try things like fried rice with very finely chopped vegetables or even vegetables grated in rice so that he would not discover the veggies. With kids u need to be ready to take "NO" and keep trying they will slowly develop a taste for eating healthy. Don't get upset we all have been thru the same stage:)
• Canada
19 Feb 09
Im hoping your not saying im disturbed in a bad way! The problem is he wont eat rice either! All he will eat is foods that he can hold in his hand and walk around with! He wont eat chicken. I have been on that site tried a few recipes To no avail! He did love eating all types of food now hes just being a pain in the butt! LOL!
@redberry (178)
• Philippines
19 Feb 09
Have you tried feeding him with fried potatoes? or sweet potatoes? My 11m old son loves them. It's a good thing that he eats anything, including veggies. He also loves biscuits. You can also try finger sized well cooked-chicken. I usually look for baby food recipes on the following sites http://www.homemade-baby-food-recipes.com/infant-finger-food.html and http://www.wholesomebabyfood.com/babyfingerfood.htm Hope this helps. good luck.
• Canada
19 Feb 09
Well for one he wont eat baby food as he is 17 months old and is wayyyy past that stage now! When my son was 6m he started on veggies and then meat then fruit. He loved it all it is only the past month that he started refusing to eat! I did specificaly ask in my discusstion for no websites as I have done profuse searching on the internet for any recipes that would help. And baby food is no good for him he wont eat anything like that!