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PRVBS31WOMEN's Photo PRVBS31WOMEN Posts: 26
3/18/09 4:46 P

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My kids love the carrot chips(carrots sliced to look like chips)but they love them with ranch dressing so I'm not exactly sure it's still healthy for them. But surely it's better than chips and dip. I can't wait to try the fruit pops they sound so good and my kids love fruit so I'm sure they will love these and with summer coming around the corner that will be a great healthy snack

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3/18/09 3:04 P

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My kids usually pick healthy food over other snacks but one thing they really love is popsicles. I found a recipe on SP for homemade fruit pops. We made some fresh strawberry one's this weekend. The kids love them and they get additional fruit. They want to make watermelon one's next. I need to get more popsicle molds to keep more on hand.

So long as there is breath in me, that long I will persist. For now I know one of the greatest principles on success; if I persist long enough I will win. - Og Mandino


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3/16/09 8:43 P

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I'm fortunate that my kids will eat whatever is served. When they were young they tried the..."I don't like this routine." I told them that was fine...they could eat it now or eat it in the morning for breakfast. They learned very quickly that it was better to eat their food when it was fresh than to let is sit in the fridge until morning. However, in the morning they were hungry enough to eat just about anything. Now that they are 7 and 10 I hear no complaints about the food...they eat all fruit and veggies...Yeah!

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MSALWILLIAMS's Photo MSALWILLIAMS Posts: 4,648
3/16/09 8:18 A

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I guess I am just lucky my daughter usually will pick healthy over junk...but she does get a major sweet tooth at times.

Taking it one day at a time.

If you are going to have a treat make sure you enjoy each bite.

My lowest was around 139...making my way back down and hopefully farther.


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3/15/09 8:55 P

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I agree - my kids aren't really picky, but they'll choose junk over veggies given a chance...so I try not to give them the chance - put those veggies on the table when they come home from school or when they're doing homework or waiting for dinner and they'll eat them up.

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3/12/09 7:48 P

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One idea that has worked well for our family is to put out cut up raw veggies (and dip for those who like it) when they are hungriest - usually right before dinner. Their favorites are red bell pepper and sugar snap peas. Then I add broccoli, carrots, tomatoes and whatever else I have in the fridge. I put the plate on the coffee table so they can grab as they play while I'm fixing dinner.

By the time dinner's ready, the plate is clean!

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3/9/09 1:05 P

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Ok I see that this is where everyone is giving ideas for swaping food for kids. Here is my delema. My moms side of the family has IBS Grandma, mom, me and both of my boys! My youngest will try anything once. He actually likes corn and some mashed potatoes. But my oldest will not touch a vegetables, we have been through so many fights. We even went down the whole your not getting up tilkl youeat atleast this much and he will actually fall asleep at the table. He isnt bratty about it he gets upset and cries and I got him to eat cream style corn one day but it took 4 glasses of tea to get one table spoon down him. I also try to get them to eat friut but they wont. The strangest part is the oldest that wont eat loves oatmeal wich is suppose to be good for IBS. Any advice on getting them to eat veggies / friuts would be great.

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2/28/09 7:55 P

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I typically fix what I know the kiddos like. They aren't too picky.. but I know better than to fix a bunch of stuff they don't care for.. it just starts a fight. If I try something new, they have to take 3 bites, its the rule.
I DO wanna try the cauliflower in potatoes and spagetti squash ideas.... i totally think they wouldnt notice.



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2/28/09 11:14 A

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I typically don't have too many problems but they do show up at times. My toughest issue is her keeping her bedroom clean. It takes different methods each time. Sometimes just going in and helping her...I do more directing then cleaning other times I have to ban her from something or take things away. Sometimes just threatening to clean it for her will do it...she knows if I clean it up that she might lose things that I think are trash but might not be for her.

With foods, I fix the food she knows if she doesn't eat what I fix then she'll go hungry. If I fix something new or something she previously has not liked I just ask her to try it. She eventually likes the food. But I always make sure there is enough of what I know she likes so she has a full meal...but I refuse to let her fix something else. Now, when we are actively dieting...eating limited food items I will prepare things special for her because it isn't fair to force her to eat the same thing all the time. But it is still always healthy food. She will eat sandwiches that are made with whole wheat bread, when she has rice it is brown rice. We also hardly ever purchase candy or junk food. We might do fast food once a month if that often.

Taking it one day at a time.

If you are going to have a treat make sure you enjoy each bite.

My lowest was around 139...making my way back down and hopefully farther.


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2/28/09 9:22 A

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I have this problem with my kids about eating veggies more than fruits. My son he flips one time bananas or apples next corn. It is never consistant. Last week during grocery shopping I asked him if he wanted any fruits/veggies, he said yes; and I let him choose which ones. He even ate them on his own so that is an improvement. Now to get him to try a carrot stick...:)

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2/28/09 7:36 A

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here's something i'm trying. my 8 year old is suppose to help clean the kitchen after dinner, but he runs off before finishing anything to go play. Now instead of playing my music while we clean up, I have his pokemon music playing. He loves pokemon! At least he is singing and does not realize how much he is helping or how long it may take. 5 minutes is a long time not to be playing! emoticon

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2/28/09 7:23 A

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Do your kids have bad habit?
Not so healthy habits?
Won't eat veggies/fruits?

At least 3 times a week swap out 1 bad habit of your childs' for a healthy one.

EX: does your child spend too much time on computer/tv,etc? Cut the cord & play an old-fashioned( emoticon ) board game or cards.
He doesn't like veggies? Ask that he try at least spoonful at dinner. Or get creative & hide them-mashed cauliflower in mashed potatoes, spaghetti squash and spaghetti.

Post what you do. It'll surely help us all with ideas to get our kids healthy & on the right path.

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