DS is almost one and has become very interested in our food and suddenly refuses all the fish pie/chicken casserole/macaroni cheese etc that I cook for him. This is fine and could work in our favour but a lot of what we eat is unsuitable for him (feta,marinated olives, chillis, pancetta). Do I just adapt and try to omit the salt? If he wants a sandwich I don't have a clue what to put on it other than cheese! Today he had toasted pitta with a bit of hummous and cubes of cheese and cucumber which went down well.
Just adapt a bit - don't add salt to your food (better for you anyway). Pancetta, feta, olives all OK - obviously not in huge bulk, but fine as part of meal. Vast amounts of chilli or wasabi don't seem to be v popular, so you might want to add extra to your portions
Tuna, chicken, avocado, marmite and soft cheese, prawn all good sandwich fillings.
DS has always eaten whatever we have - he does require me to pick the chilli flakes out of the thai dipping sauce for his squid though..
God I thought feta, ham and marmite were all WAY too salty for him but I'm guessing not? We never add salt to our food at all but I tend to use anchovies/feta/pancetta instead. Is tuna in brine ok (drained obviously) as i can't afford the ridiculously priced spring water option anymore (belt tightening in full effect)
It's all your fault Aitch DS is the fastest chopstick in the west when it comes to pinching food off our plates
As Aitch says, its all about quantity and food mix. So although marmite is v salty, you would give a child only a teeny amount (a tip from Nigella is to mix it into butter or soft cheese to make it easier to spread evenly), and you don't eat much anchovy.