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To think this tea is fine for a 3yo?

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lookingforthecorkscrew Fri 27-Oct-17 17:32:23

DF visiting today just asked ‘Aren’t you going to give him something more substantial?’ as I served DS the following:

Bread and butter
Pom Bears
Fresh tomato
Cheese cubes
Raisins
Yoghurt (sneaky protein yoghurt, as he is off meat atm)

He’s just being an arse, isn’t he? Is he?

grannysmiff Fri 27-Oct-17 17:35:23

Its not the healthiest or freshest meal you could give a kid. Is this a one off or a classic corkscrew creation?

lookingforthecorkscrew Fri 27-Oct-17 17:36:30

We ate out for lunch, Mexican, where DS ate guacamole, sweet potato, tortilla, frijoles. So I figured a picnic style tea would be ok.

TheLovelyOtherDinosaur Fri 27-Oct-17 17:37:16

Sounds perfectly fine to me

Rheged Fri 27-Oct-17 17:37:40

It’s absolutely fine.

Popskipiekin Fri 27-Oct-17 17:37:56

You've described my "argh why won't you eat anything" meal substitute. Not really a proper meal, more a collection of snacks. Absolutely fine as occasional one-off I would have thought.

Orangebird69 Fri 27-Oct-17 17:38:11

Some days my son lives off Skips and grapes. Looks fine to me!

grannysmiff Fri 27-Oct-17 17:38:34

As a picnic tea its no problem.

thebear1 Fri 27-Oct-17 17:38:38

Sounds fine, especially after what he had for lunch. More varied than what I have eaten today.

lookingforthecorkscrew Fri 27-Oct-17 17:38:47

I’m just a bit insecure about his diet as I am overweight myself, and have had barbed comments from family members along the lines of ‘I hope you don’t feed DS like that’ (DS is exactly perfect weight for height)

Mammyloveswine Fri 27-Oct-17 17:39:45

Having been out for lunch I think that's perfect for tea! I often do the same with my 22 month old if he's had a proper meal at midday it's a lighter tea, similar to how i eat!

PandorasXbox Fri 27-Oct-17 17:39:58

Fine every now and then. Does he have it a lot?

grannysmiff Fri 27-Oct-17 17:39:58

What kind of thing would you normally give him?

Ploppie4 Fri 27-Oct-17 17:39:58

As a contrast to the nice Mexican, it’s fine. Not enough veggies though

PinkHeart5914 Fri 27-Oct-17 17:40:40

As he ate well at lunch it’s fine!

lookingforthecorkscrew Fri 27-Oct-17 17:41:17

He’s incredibly fussy about vegetables usually, and I wish I could get more into him. It’s an ongoing struggle! I do serve him vegetables - but he never eats them.

Sirzy Fri 27-Oct-17 17:42:04

Given he ate a “proper” meal at lunch I can’t see anything wrong with it.

That said ds has refused to eat any tea tonight so his “tea” has been a small bag of popcorn after school.

HughLauriesStubble Fri 27-Oct-17 17:44:06

Well, the bread and butter, cheese and tomato are the makings of a sarnie and the raisins and yoghurt supplement it. I wouldn't give poms with a meal as I like the kdis to think of them as treats rather than food but that's just me.

CheshireChat Fri 27-Oct-17 17:47:45

DS had babybel, strawberries and whipped cream (the green Halloween one!) for supper last night.

He had a decent lunch (mixed veg, corn on the cob, grilled chicken breast, noodles) so he'll live.

Aquamarine1029 Fri 27-Oct-17 17:48:24

Seems to be quite high in sugar. I wouldn't recommend that on a regular basis but on occasion shouldn't be a problem.

Me264 Fri 27-Oct-17 19:55:50

I think it’s absolutely fine, if you’d put the cheese and tomato inside the bread it would’ve been a normal sandwich? What’s the problem with that?

For comparison, my 20 month old DS had a scone with jam for tea. Followed by Greek yoghurt.

He had pasta bolognese for lunch (with hidden veg), a pear and a satsuma for morning/afternoon snack, a banana with breakfast. So he only needed a light tea.

baffledcoconut Fri 27-Oct-17 20:50:51

Mine had a punnet of raspberries and half a pint of milk. Yours is a win compared to that.

MrsKoala Fri 27-Oct-17 20:57:14

i'd cry with happiness if my kids ate that - so to me it looks fantastic. Today ds1 has had sweet toasted waffles for breakfast, chicken sandwich and hula hoops for lunch and 3 hot dogs and ketchup for dinner. oh and an ice cream.

inthekitchensink Fri 27-Oct-17 20:57:26

It’s absolutely fine! Nice easy tea with plenty of goodness

stoplickingthetelly Fri 27-Oct-17 21:06:38

Seems fine to me, especially as you ate out at lunch. Gosh there are days here where my 2 year old refuses anything except yoghurt and cake.

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