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How to get healthy options into DS2 who has a restrictive diet

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dietstartstmoz Fri 08-Mar-13 11:29:37

Following on from the banana bread recipe on the support thread, which I will make later, I could do with some tips on how to get healthier options into DS2. He has HFA and only eats a small handful of things, he eats very little fruit and veg and very little meat, eggs etc.
Has anyone got some tips on how to hide some healthier options into food?
My only tip is to puree carrots and other veg into pizza base sauce to make our own pizzas.
I am lacking in inspiration and creativity!

hazeyjane Fri 08-Mar-13 22:21:13

Which supplements do you use, zzzzz? I add baby vitamin drops to watered down juice, but is there something better I could be giving him?

I will try the morphing thing, and be very gradual. food like pasta gives him the heebie jeebies, if I could disguise it as cake, it would be fine!

MERLYPUSS Fri 08-Mar-13 22:28:40

Would he eat home made sausage roll/pasty? My mum used to fry onions and blended veg, mix it with the sos mix and wrap in pastry for the whole family. She would be able to disguise most stuff in there - bless her.

zzzzz Fri 08-Mar-13 22:37:48

Abidec, and he has it from a syringe in the morning (he doesn't sleep if we give it in the evening), it is one of the few things that is truly non-negotiable.

We also do Epsom salts baths sporadically (I can't do routine.... hmm ).

Omega oil I add to his spag Bol every so often (though have run out atm) it's really fishy so challenging for all of us.

He behaves very differently when supplemented. I honestly wouldn't believe it unless I had seen it myself.

With abidec and omega oil the effects are same day, with the Epsom salts sometimes its the second or third bath. All change quality and depth of communication.

hazeyjane Fri 08-Mar-13 22:46:09

Epsom salts! Have just had a google, looks very interesting, can I just get the in the chemist?

I have struggled with omega 3, and haven't found a supplement that he will take. He has 6 lots of meds a day, and he is not great with taking them, which is why I mix the vit drops in with juice.

He won't eat pastry, I did try making my own 'sausages', with all sorts mixed into them, but they weren't popular!

Sorry op, I feel a bit bad about hijacking your thread.

zzzzz Fri 08-Mar-13 22:57:52

Boots do them in little tubs (old style hair gel size). They're about £1 a bath like that though. I'd buy a pot or 2 and see if it makes a difference, before buying loads. I guess the more depleted you are the more the impact???

Nb don't let him drink the bath water, it's a laxative! shock grin

hazeyjane Fri 08-Mar-13 23:01:39

That might be handy, considering it can take days for him to do a poo!

zzzzz Fri 08-Mar-13 23:11:38

Every cloud grin

PolterGoose Argentina Fri 08-Mar-13 23:11:47

Marking place as ds is another food refuser.

I'm going to buy one of those apple gadgets like zzzzz's now ds has decided he likes apple again...

Unfortunately ds's taste buds are so astute he will spot even the most minuscule contaminant, so hiding stuff is just not an option for us, and as his range is so limited I can't risk him abandoning another food.

However... we are having our very own Food Adventure this weekend. Watch this space grin

PolterGoose Argentina Fri 08-Mar-13 23:14:59

hazey when you see the dietician push them to prescribe you the on prescription vitamin and mineral powder, it is very complete and pineapple flavour so you can disguise it in juice.

zzzzz Fri 08-Mar-13 23:36:25

Well there's also

http://www.lakeland.co.uk/16693/Egg-Slicer

And

http://www.lakeland.co.uk/12750/OXO-Good-Grips-Strawberry-Huller

If you get inspired.

zzzzz Fri 08-Mar-13 23:36:57

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