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Fussy vegetarian 5yo. Hyperactive. I want to get some Omega 3 into him and make sure he has adequate nutrition. HEEEEEELPPP!!

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SamsungAndDelilah Wed 28-Sep-11 18:39:39

DS1 is 5. He has decided, for the last month not to eat meat. I'm happy for him to make a decision on this as I'm veggie although the rest of the family aren't. Until today, he would eat fish too, but they studied the "harvest of the sea" at school today (Y1 ffs: how could this be traumatic) and he now has decided it is wrong to kill fish.

He is hyperactive. I want to make sure I'm doing what I can to get Omega 3 into him. Help.

He is also very fussy. He will eat Linda McCartney stuff but isn't so keen on quorn (I'm going to keep trying though). He is objecting to hummus sandwiches at the moment (which, frankly is sacrilege for a vegetarian) although he likes nuts and nut butter (phew). He's not great on pulses, but I'll keep at it. Please give me some recipe ideas.

[flowers] in advance

lostlady Wed 28-Sep-11 18:44:02

Really easy least one: tin(or maybe two) mixed beans, large jar tomato pasta sauce(made or bought); bit chilli; lots coriander (for those who eat"green bitsgrin). Serve with pittas/wraps, sour cream, avocado, etc. Always goes down well with my kids.

LynetteScavo Wed 28-Sep-11 19:02:13

www.amazon.com/Martek-Lifes-Omega-3-All-vegetarian-Softgels/dp/B001EHLSSG

Ephiny Wed 28-Sep-11 19:09:24

You can make 'mash' with white beans - have seen Nigella do this but haven't tried it myself so not sure how it would taste! Might be a good way of disguising pulses/beans though.

Lentils in soups and sauces, and blend until smooth? Baked tofu as a fish/meat substitute?

Smash09 Wed 28-Sep-11 19:24:36

Flaxseed oil (can even buy it from some sainsbos now) mixed with some honey and take on a spoon... no fish taste and cheaper than buying capsules. Don't heat it though :-)

lostlady Wed 28-Sep-11 19:48:12

Sorry, forgot the omega 3 thing, brain slow tonight smile

SamsungAndDelilah Wed 28-Sep-11 22:01:38

thank you. I will look into the algae and flaxseed options. And I will harangue him until he eats hummus and lentils with reverence and respect.

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