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11/18/14 8:50 A

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I agree with previous comments, BUT I have experience with both a fantastic eater AND a SPD (Sensory Processing Disorder) child who is SO picky. I'm thankful that my hubby will eat anything.

Basically, my kids get oats with almond milk, natural peanut butter (no sugar OR salt), and some raisins or other dried fruit in it. They both love that. On weekends when I'm home, I make eggs with veggies, homemade GRAINY pancakes or waffles, breakfast burritos, homemade "Egg McMuffins," etc. We don't really do cereal. We have some Cascadian Farms (organic) raisin bran and some of their sweeter sugar, but it's generally used a couple times a month as a snack. Cereal is generally so sugary and not that filling.

For lunch, it depends on who is watching them. If my husband or mother-in-law are there, they'll usually heat up last nights leftovers and serve with fruits/veggies we have around. If it's a sitter they are likely to get a sandwich or wrap (on quality bread, but yes with deli meat - though it's no hormone, no preservative, nitrate/nitrite free deli meat) because most of our sitters are just looking for something easy.

For dinner, I LOVE LOVE LOVE Pinterest. I don't always make recipes. Sometimes I do quick things like using tortillas for wraps or homemade pizzas, simple eggs and veggies, etc. Usually, time permitting (which we're limited on right now), I search out new recipes on Pinterest that look good and breeze through them to make a list of anything I don't have at home already. Then I shop (Saturday's usually) for those items along with our regular fruits, veggies, non-dairy milk, eggs, etc.... Then I kind of plan them out based on time I have. If my husband works that night, I make a quick meal. On nights he doesn't need a nap before work, then I may make one that takes a bit longer. I just do it. The kids help sometimes, which entertains them when I cook. Sometimes they just play. They've become accustomed to mom cooking a good dinner. Some nights they're under my feet, but mostly, they know the drill.

Now, I can't even tell you what we do for dinner because it varies so much. Whatever recipe looks good! I TRY to serve a thing or two that I know my son will tolerate with his SPD or else he just won't eat, but I also don't hesitate giving him new foods to try. In fact, we hadn't had broccoli in a while so I steamed some organic frozen broccoli the other night and MUCH to my surprise, my son LOVED it. Now I have some thawing to go with tonight's meal as well, but I'm also going to steam some green beans too and hope he'll try those.

Try serving foods that your kids know/like along with new foods. It helps them be more receptive to them. Kids are more comfortable if they have something familiar on their plate.

For snacks my kids love Wasa crackers or rice crackers (sparingly as I don't like them loading up on carbs), dried fruits, various nuts, fruit, veggies, hummus (one food my son will ALWAYS eat), etc.

Overall, I seriously recommend Pinterest. I know it seems overwhelming to "plan" and make recipes at first, but we probably have the busiest schedule in the world right now and we still make it work. Plus we always have variety and are always trying new things! If you want to follow me on Pinterest I can give you my info. I have a board titled, "Pinterest recipes I've made and will make again!!" :) Tried and true! :)

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11/7/14 2:17 P

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Thanks for responding 1.95 is really cheap that's a great deal I'm going to have to look into some of those things :)


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I am a strong believer that if your kids are hungry - they will eat. We pride ourselves on trying to eat at healthy as we can without breaking the bank. For breakfast, we do ezekial break which is gluten free with sunflower butter, butter, or jellies. We do organic oatmeal with flaxeed and blueberries. We do frozen waffles that are gluten free with real natural syrup and fruits. We are blessed to live near a Wegmans where you can get healthy food for an affordable price. Our pack of frozen gluten free waffles are only $1.95. My son eats what we eat. For dinner, we always eat a good protein, chicken or beef and a vegetable and fruit.

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11/6/14 6:24 P

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I'd like to know what everyone makes their families for dinner! I feel stuck in trying to figure out what to cook the family that has no hydrogenated oils or colors or just too much unhealthy anything in it. It needs to be tasty and flavorful but simple. My toddler is very resistant to trying new things and my hubby only seems to crave cheesy and oily....thoughts?

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