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22m won't eat carbs

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oaktree Wed 17-Aug-05 09:09:25

alhtough he generally has a good appetite I'm finding it hard to fill DS up because he won't eat
bread - no matter what colour /whether plain or toasted - just licks jam off.
teacakes - picks out teh raisins
potato/sweet potato whther mashed boiled or baked.

he willeat rice & couscous but am finding it a bit boring adn bland to encorporate theseinto every meal. he even spits out rice pudding. he will eat potato wedges & home made chips but am reluctant to give him these all teh time.

has anyone experienced this or ahve any ideas how to change things?


TracyK Wed 17-Aug-05 09:12:02

what about pasta?

edodgy Wed 17-Aug-05 09:21:27

Hav you tried pitta bread?

expatinscotland Wed 17-Aug-05 09:23:30

Mine won't eat protein. We have to sneak it into her.

JenSam Wed 17-Aug-05 10:06:55

Have you tried english muffins made into pizza or even wraps filled and cut up into little wheels?

I have a picky eater too who has the opposite problem he loves carbs and refuses nearly eveything else!

TracyK Wed 17-Aug-05 10:45:19

my ds loves that Rizzaz mediter. tomato rice and I can mix it with minced pork or chicken and bit of brocoli too.

Bozza Wed 17-Aug-05 10:49:10

Does he eat cereal?

oaktree Wed 17-Aug-05 12:10:46

thnaks guys - weetabix & ready brek are all he will eat. I can sometimes get away with that tiny soup pasta on a good day but there is just no knowing. par for teh course i guess........

frannyf Wed 17-Aug-05 12:39:21

This sounds like my son at the same age! We reckoned he was on his own twisted version of the Atkins diet

I never really got to the bottom of it, he mostly grew out of it (although carbs still his least fave food) but here are a few ideas to try:

-mini cheese scones (especially if he can help to make them)
-tortilla wraps with some filling he likes
-bananas whizzed with milk or yogurt in the blender (can also sneak in other things)
-avocado is high in calories
-sweetcorn has quite a lot of carbs in
-mini pizzas
-pittas with a yuumy filling

It sounds disgusting but I used to give ds cooked rice with milk, mashed banana and cinnamon in for breakfast! It was actually very nice. Also you can add some olive oil to rice or couscous at dinner time to just add a few more calories.

waterfalls Wed 17-Aug-05 13:19:50

None of my 3 kids are keen on bread or potatoes in any shape or form, not even chips, they wont eat pasta either, it is tough trying to eat as a family, instead I find myself cooking several different meals.

KiwiKate Wed 17-Aug-05 13:28:51

If he's a good eater, just give him more of the other types of veges he likes. He's not even two yet. He may (or may not) develop a taste for carbs later on. But unless he is drastically overweight, why worry (as long as all his other food is well balanced)?

oaktree Wed 17-Aug-05 13:53:28

thanks yet agin for putting my mind at rest. he does have a very healthy diet, I just feel sometimes especailly at teatime that maybe he wold sleep better if he had a full tummy as well as his bottle of milk. I'll give the ideas a try

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