What are your toddlers going to have for tea please?

(57 Posts)

Inspiration fail....

xMinerva Wed 10-Oct-12 20:30:58

Ds1 would quite happily live on pasta, veg and fruit. Tonight he will probably eat all his veg and ask for more but not eat much of the chicken bake.

Ds2 doesn't really eat veg at all although he doesn't complain about having it on his plate so he gets it with every meal. If he tries some then great, if not I just take the plate away when he's finished. I don't fret or stress and since doing this he has started at least trying more even if not completely eating it. Tonight he'll probably eat all the chicken bake but have 1 piece of carrot ( which he'll chew and spit out) 3 peas, and a lick of broccoli. But it's progress, 6months ago he wouldn't have even done that. He's just turned 2.

He will quite happily eat spaghetti in tomato sauce though which I actually put in a blender (the sauce not the spaghetti) with grated carrot, spinach, peppers, onion etc so I give them that once or twice a week so I know he's had some veg at least.

xMinerva Wed 10-Oct-12 20:21:36

Tonight: leftover chicken bake (chicken cooked in garlic and onion in a creamy white sauce then topped with sliced potatoes, then stuffing then melted cheese) with carrots/peas/broccoli.

Tomorrow: Baked salmon with stir fried noodles and veg. Quick and easy.

Woodlands Wed 10-Oct-12 19:53:07

Mmm gnocchi...

DS had sausage and green lentil casserole left over from our dinner last night - he loved it! He didn't eat the accompanying broccoli but the casserole had tomatoes, onions and carrots in it so he did OK for veg for a change. He then also had some sliced banana, Greek yoghurt and honey. He then had some grapes. And a rock cake... I think it was a hungry day!

coldcupoftea Wed 10-Oct-12 19:39:55

Gnocchi with pesto and grated cheese, with broccoli. Sounds odd, but they love it and it's quick!

BikeRunSki Wed 10-Oct-12 19:37:09

DS had Shepherds Pie at nursery.
DD had home made pea soup, cheese on toast and a crumpet and jam.
DS then had 2 pieces of toast, 2 bowls of cereal, an apple and a pint of milk! I'll book my appointment at Clark's now...

NapOfTheDamned Wed 10-Oct-12 19:31:24

Beef mince,broccoli, jacket potato with cheese, tomato sauce
Or if I get time, proper spag Bol sauce but no pasta, just broccoli and potatoes.Hates pasta

bigkidsdidit Wed 10-Oct-12 19:28:50

Mine had quiche, cherry tomatoes, olives, a slice of ham an a piece of bread and butter

We have to disguise veg quite a lot too btw. Ds will not eat anything that looks like veg ie crudités, salad stuff, unmashed veggies. He will eat anything if it's hidden in gravy, spud, rice & sauce etc so his diet is fortunately pretty balanced.

Yum JollyToddler!!!!
Tonight's delights are:
Brixham plaice, mashed potato with a spoonful of Philly stirred in, carrots & green beans.
Half a banana & a spoonful of custard for pud.
He had cauliflower soup plus cheese, bread & fruit at lunchtime so don't expect he'll eat it all!!

FeralGirlCambs Wed 03-Oct-12 12:21:20

Thanks Fire for replying. She will eat any (well quite a lot) of food if it's cold but spits it out if it's even lukewarm. I don't think she's had anything that was too hot. Am bad mother if so because I didn't notice. It just seems a bit yuck to eat, e.g cold scrambled egg!

Feral - is the problem that she'll only have cold food - crackers, sandwiches etc - or that she'll eat any food so long as it's cold e.g. mashed potato and gravy.

If it's the latter, just let her get on with it and offer to warm the food slightly as she gets older so she has a choice about the temperature of her food. Has she been fed anything which was too hot and put her off?

FeralGirlCambs Wed 03-Oct-12 11:42:22

Moroccan lamb and lentil stew, leftover from ours last night, with broccoli. But my problem is getting her to eat anything hot, or even off-cold. She's 15 mo. Any ideas?

trixie123 Wed 03-Oct-12 10:48:06

jealous of all the posts that include veg. Can't get DS to eat any straightforward veg. I can sometimes get away with mashing broccoli or carrot into potato but increasingly less so. I bake carrot and courgette muffins but he susses those out after one or two sad. All the kids cookery books go on about toddlers loving colourful bright veg but mine just removes it from the plate and eats all the brown and yellow food. OP, he usually has egg, cheese toastie, chicken / salmon with mash, pasta and pesto, spag bol (with carrot grated in - desperate measures) etc. he has a hot lunch three x a week at the CM so its easier those days.

Love the amount of responses, thank you everyone! Galvanised myself to do a batch of Thai green curry in the end and now I have ideas in the bank for weeks to come!

smile

trudat Tue 02-Oct-12 17:41:42

Just had pb and banana sandwich with squeezy yoghurt and a satsuma for afters.

Been at a playdate so had to be something quick and it was what ds 2.10 asked for. Dd 1.3 is less opinionated.

They did have homemade chicken and brocolli lasagne for lunch and ate their weight in grapes and quavers at my friends, so I don't feel at all guilty.

QTPie Tue 02-Oct-12 17:38:19

Homemade Chicken Korma, new potatoes, broccoli (not a huge fan of rice yet - hilarious since he is half Chinese grin ).

Grapes for dessert.

seabuckthorn Tue 02-Oct-12 17:32:51

Tonight's offering was jacket potato with low salt and sugar baked beans with cheese.
Followed by fruit and raisins.

Yesterday was beef stew followed by porridge and banana

JollyToddler Tue 02-Oct-12 17:27:20

He is actually having pitta bread, carrots and humous as he refused the nice tea provided. Humph.

COCKadoodledooo Tue 02-Oct-12 15:35:57

Sausage and lentil casserole with baked potato, same as the rest of us. Can't be doing with separate meals. Yesterday was chilli, Thursday will be roast chicken (nowt tomorrow because it's a long work day and he'll eat at nursery).

forevergreek Tue 02-Oct-12 15:20:20

They had lasagne for lunch. Thinking welsh raebbit for dinner ( fancy cheese on bagels really), with some veggies

DinosaursOnASpaceship Tue 02-Oct-12 15:15:56

Popcorn chicken and grapes hmm - he is having a fussy stage.

He loves anything with a lot of flavour - curry, spag bol, chilli, prawn toast, but won't eat pasta, potatoes, cheese, most veg, meat other than mince, eggs, anything in a tin with tomato sauce. He loves fruit and porridge though. And is mad on sausages.

ZuleikaD Tue 02-Oct-12 14:53:19

Pasta with butter and Marmite.

last night slow cooked pork shoulder in apple and cream sauce with pasta shells and peas.cucumber and tom salad in yoghurt dressing. fruit. tonight either spaghetti carbonara no cream method or chicky pea soup. a lifesaver. more of a stew. soften chopped onions, falf rasher finely chopped bacon then carrots celery and any veg you need to use up. add one clove garlic. cont cooking two three mins. add can chopped toms and can chick peas and season with tbs vinegar pinch sugar and salt and pepper. add dried or fresh herbs. small sprig rosemary works well or oregano. cook medium heat r0 mins. squeeze lemon . you can also stir in bit of yoghurt if you want.

choceyes Tue 02-Oct-12 14:40:13

DCs 2 and 4 will be having salmon with some kind of stir fried rice and veg thing.

mintymellons Tue 02-Oct-12 14:37:50

2.5yo and 7 yo will be having baked potato, beans and frankfurters - DD1 has after school club til 4pm then Rainbows at 5pm so tea needs to be quick!

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