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Breakfast, lunch, and dinners for 2-4yo please!

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littleraysofsunshine Sun 21-Dec-14 07:39:03

They're so fussy at the minute or stick to the same thing. I need inspiration!

littleraysofsunshine Thu 01-Jan-15 12:08:03

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slightlyconfused85 Thu 01-Jan-15 17:48:57

What is a typical day for them? What will they already eat?

slightlyconfused85 Fri 02-Jan-15 08:28:22

My toddler likes stews and casseroles with rice, fish with pasta and a veg, spag Bol although prefers this with turkey mince as not keen on beef, noodles with chicken, veg and a splash of soy sauce and honey. For lighter bites she likes scrambled egg on toast with tomato, sandwiches with various fillings particularly salami Atm...

Whyisthissohard Fri 02-Jan-15 09:33:06

We often do lunch of Sliced pittas/ hummus/ Ham/ cheese/ cherry toms/ cucumber sticks, sometimes with slices of pizza for a treat or play date. Would that work?

littleraysofsunshine Sun 04-Jan-15 18:25:52

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littleraysofsunshine Sun 04-Jan-15 18:26:29

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fizzyvimto Sun 04-Jan-15 23:01:02

My son is fussy (he barely eats any veg) but here's what we have in our house. It's getting a bit boring now so I would also love some ideas.

Breakfast
Toast and honey, Cheerios, eggy bread, pancakes, scrambled egg, bacon, sausage

Lunch
Usually some sort of sandwich/toasted sandwich, ham and cheese mainly
Hummus and breadsticks/carrot/cucumber/olives, cubed cheese, mozzarella balls

Dinner
Pasta bolognese, macaroni cheese, dhal with rice, tofu stir fry with noodles, sausage casserole, homemade lamb kofte or mini burgers, scrambled egg, omelette, fish fingers and beans

tostaky Tue 06-Jan-15 21:23:22

I did the lemongrass chicken from gwineth paltrow detox plan to my children today and they loved it (i added plain rice for them) (check her website goop for the recipe)
Planning to do her halibut recipe tomorrow!

I have three children: DC1 eats everything, DC2 is a bit fussy and superslow, DC3 doesnt like veg or fruits.
I cant do much about DC2 being superslow (unless someone has advice?). for DC3 I tell him if he eats the carots then he will hop like a bunny, if he eats lentils he will be super strong like daddy etc... Or open the airport the plane is coming.....

I always try to have fun with food, they help cook a bit and that helps too, they want to try the thing they did (even if they didnt do much!)

elvislives2012 Tue 06-Jan-15 21:26:49

My DD(2) is pescatarian. She's not too fussy, just not keen on anything green grin
Today she had weetabix and banana for breakfast, scrambled egg on toast for lunch then hunters 'chicken' with rice followed by a fruit pit and yogurt.
She also like pasta, pesto and peas. Fish pue, spag Bol, veg stew. Lentil hotspot is good too

Gileswithachainsaw Tue 06-Jan-15 21:32:28

What kind of thing do they like?

breakfast. stick to a cereal. They like. Seriously mot worth the argument at 6/7 in the morning. They are tired. .You need to.leave for nursery..pick your battles.

lunch.

cheese and ham toasties.

Home made hidden veg soup and toasted roll/crumpets.

French toast with maple syrup and berries

picky platters, cheese, hard boiled eggs, ham, putts bread toasted and sliced in fingers, mini sausages etc

beans on toast

scrambled egg

tea

homemade pizza with hidden veg tomato sauce.

hone made breaded chicken/fish with cheesy mash and whatever veg they eat.

meat balls and spaghetti (one made hidden veg tomato sauce)

will they want things like bbq pork or chicken?

tuna pasta

fajitas

hone made burgers and wedges with salad/veg

stews (sneak in lots of veg)

Artandco Tue 06-Jan-15 21:47:37

Mine eat virtually anything. Dh and I like trying different foods so we do and the children always get served the same

As an idea:

Breakfast:
Today - scrambled egg and mushrooms. Greek yogurt with pear
Yesterday - porridge with honey. Plus a boiled egg

Lunch:
Today - baked potato. With tuna, natural yogurt, cucumber. Spinach and tomato Sid salad
Yesterday - grilled hallumi and veg ( aubergine, red pepper and baby corn). Banana

Dinner:
Today - Thai chicken quesadillas.
Yesterday - butternut squash, broad bean and pancetta risotto

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