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what does your asd dc eat

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nadia77 Thu 28-Jul-11 18:30:05

I’ve been reading all these threads about our asd children some are different very different some are so similar so food for thought just wondering what food is trending? Like my ds give him chips any time of the day he will eat it! But recently his has larger variety pasta, curry, pizza, loves walkers cheese and onion crisps he has two packs at a time he's only 4! His gone off chocolates he still has buttons but gone of kinder egg! before it used to be pasta everyday or tantrums if he doesn’t get it but now he seems to be trying different food which is good news for me!, so i don’t have to cook three meals a day(dp non veg, me and dd veg, extra meal for ds).

blueShark Thu 28-Jul-11 19:06:23

I am proud of DS healthy choice smile

pasta with any sauce, rice, couscous, all meet and fish, home made soups and stews, all vegetables either raw, steamed or in a sauce, most fruits, salad (lettuce, cucumber, tomato, beetroot, pepper), cheese (feta especially), ham, sausages, eggs, porridge, home made bread and pastries

not keen on berries, pizza, fast food, some cakes and some cereals

rarely eats crisps, but would eat anything with chocolate form if allowed

lately he is hooked on ice cream and the ice cream van music is driving me crazy angry

No vegetables, fruit cannot have any marks at all, no curries, no meat that is not minced or processed, nothing spicy, no salads, no cheese unless processed, no stews, no eggs .....

Sandwich has to be ham and mayonnaise every day grin

Likes plain food or fastfood.......... <boring>

Blueshark - your son has made some really good choices smile

AtYourCervix Thu 28-Jul-11 19:27:10

chocolate spread
plain cake

That. Is. It.

We're off on holiday on Saturday. It is likely she will starve.

coff33pot Thu 28-Jul-11 19:31:29

DS will eat anything in sight infact he is wanting something from the fridge every 10 minutes! I think its the energy he uses will all the rushing around.

Dislikes onions, mushrooms, tomatoes and pasta

Loves all veg and will happily tuck into a stir fry of egg noodles and brocolli with mange tu every day. He would rather eat a bowl full of peas in pods as opposed to sweets but loves sweet things too. Crisps he will eat by the bucket load if I let him and he has a bowl of fruit in the fridge as he is a constant muncher.

His only objection is butter or buttery tasting things like brioche bread/waffles and doesnt like pastry due to the butter taste he says He will not eat food he cannot see because it is covered in sauce so we basically give him what we have minus that. Only gravyish thing he will eat is cottage pie. New thing is tomatoe sauce likes it but has a fit if it touches any other food before he dips into it.

zen1 Thu 28-Jul-11 19:56:15

(Not yet diagnosed, but I strongly suspect)

No fruit or vegetables unless dried or pureed.
Loves dried foods like breadsticks, oat bars, rice cakes, crisps, processed fruit bars, stage 1 baby puddings and chips. Will not eat bread but will eat toasted crusts.

Very strange as last year was trying lots of different things. Now I have to blend everything if I want him to have a balanced diet.

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InfestationofLannisters Thu 28-Jul-11 20:13:12

Walkers cheese and onion crisps (light), no other type.

Chow Mein noodles

Cucumber / carrot batons / apple / grapes / banana / strawberries / melon


Vanilla ice-cream

Gallons of toddler milk hmm

Breast milk when he can catch me.

I am dreading him starting school. I can't make a packed lunch out of that!

Thankfully it is a special school and every day, along with the regular daily choice they offer baked potato with cheese and beans. I'm hoping he gets so hungry that he gives it a go. If he only eats one element of that meal it'll be a huge improvement. If he eats all three every day for a year I'd be delighted.

InfestationofLannisters Thu 28-Jul-11 20:15:42

Oh, cereal, yes. Two types of that. It's what he eats when we go out to dinner at nice hotel when the in-laws come to visit. Lots of cat's-bum faces from fellow diners grin

nenevomito Thu 28-Jul-11 20:24:13

Plain white bread.
Plain rice cakes.
Plain white cooked rice.
Plain pasta, with no sauce on it. (but dear god don't get Tricolore by mistake)
Spag bol so long as the spag and the bol are separated and there are no green bits or visible mushrooms or veg in it.
german salami - no pepper around the edge.
Plain roast chicken.
Plain 'meat' This can be beef or lamb, but must be called meat, not beef or lamb.
Ready salted crisps.
Sausage roll - but only the ones from Greggs grin seriously.
Burgers so long as they have no sauce on at all and do not come in a bun.
Turkey fucking Dinosaurs, but you know what, it makes a change from plain carbohydrate, so why not!

Thats it. Won't eat owt else.
Would exist on white carbs if given half the chance.

nenevomito Thu 28-Jul-11 20:26:37

Oh I forgot Ready Brek. The perfect start to the day, every day, come rain or shine. Never faltering.

Complete pain in the ass on holiday.

<wanders off to wonder once more how she missed the ASD until it was pointed out>

5inthebed Thu 28-Jul-11 20:34:54

Babyheave, DS2 eats "meat" as well.

DS2 ats quite a good diet compared to some children with ASD, but everything must be the right size/shap textue. His diet consists of mainly:
Fish pie
Fish fingers and baked beans
Jam sandwiches
Yoghurts, must be set, which he would eat his own body weight.
Cottage pie
Tinned spaghetti bolognaise
Only fruits he will eat are bananas and strawbs
Veg will only eat brocolli and cauliflower
Bacon sandwiches
And he has just got the taste of ham sandwiches
Cheese, has to be extra strong mature cheddar cut into long ways, 2 slices at a time.
He might also eat the ocassional burger, but that is very rare.

EllenJaneisnotmyname Thu 28-Jul-11 20:42:56

DS2 likes
Super Noodles, chicken or beef
Pasta (a little bit) with tomato based sauce
Chicken nuggets
KFC popcorn chicken blush
Burgers with no salad
Baked beans
Raw carrot
Jam and chocolate spread
Sardine and tomato paste
Cereal, preferably chocolate shreddies
Apples if I chop them
Grapes (a few)
Muller crunch corner yogurt
Lemon sorbet
Ice cream
Monster munch (every day)
Cake (of course)

He doesn't like
Meat including bacon, ham, sausages or unprocessed meat.
Most vegetables

But weirdly, if there is something new on the menu he always wants to try it!

And he only eats enough of anything to feed a fly. sad

EllenJaneisnotmyname Thu 28-Jul-11 20:47:58

<Ooh, infestationoflannisters, just got the latest GRR Martin book in hardback, Dance with Dragons. Quick hijack>

graciousenid Thu 28-Jul-11 20:49:38

shreddies & semi skimmed milk
wholemeal toast (not bread) with butter/crunchy peanut butter/nutella
fish fingers & fries or smiley faces
pasta with pesto
apple juice (sometimes)
yoghurt (sometimes)
ice cream (rarely - vanilla only)
biscuits (chocolate chip)
chocolate (freddos)
crisps (pringles)

smugtandemfeeder Thu 28-Jul-11 20:50:12

DS (3.5) eats

"Weeties" Weetabix until it is coming out of his ears. Often 5 for breakfast.
"Demados" tomatoes
"Bubamas" bananas

Each of these is eaten in huge quantities and he hates things mixed up. All seperate. No amount of baby led weaning has made him eat mushrooms.

ouryve Thu 28-Jul-11 20:50:56

DS1's diet isn't bad. He eats a good balance of most types of food, though isn't too keen on meat or poultry and hates even slightly hot spicy food. (loves ham and pastrami, though!) Currently the only bread he'll eat is white, he's not too keen on potatoes unless they're chips or mash and he won't touch rice, this month. HIs real problem with food isn't to do with variety, but more to do with refusal to eat at all if he is the slightest bit stressed.

DS2 is the fussy one, but getting better.
He loves bread and toast - specially textured, seedy breads.
Breakfast is ready brek, always, unless he's really sick (seems to be a popular ASD food!). It always has fruit puree in it to sweeten it and lately, he's actually enjoyed a bit of chopped banana and even a tiny bit of home grown strawberry finely chopped into it.
Sandwich fillings and toast toppings - peanut butter, marmite, dry cured ham, cheese spread and occasionally pastrami!
Pizza - but no big lumps of veg on top!
Potatoes have to be fried - chips, tatie waffles or similar
Crisps - he will mug you for crisps
Cake - he likes some more than others - doesn't like it too soggy. Biccies he loves, though!
He mostly likes his protein in breadcrumbs or batter - crunch is the order of the day. He'll occasionally eat plain meat, but he'll just as often chew it and spit it out. He loves M&S crispbakes and fish cakes.
Yoghurt, he loves!
And he loves cooked fruity puds with custard or cream - crumbles, pies, eves pudding, etc, even when the fruit is quite tart. The boy loves rhubarb, even when it makes me wince and goes mad for the blackcurrants out of the garden - he'll even touch them, raw because he loves the smell!
He's just recently discovered the joy of a fried egg. We can hide a few microscopic bits of veg in a fritatta.
And baked beans are the one savoury veg he'll eat.
He loves ketchup, HP sauce and sweet and sour sauce

We've very slowly built up to this. He actually ate a hot dog last weekend. Not a great triumph nutritionally, but a massive one in terms of texture.

Claw3 Thu 28-Jul-11 20:52:31

Chocolate spread
Cheerios (no milk)
Grapes (but only in school lunch box)
Vanilla ice cream
Salt and vinegar crisps

Thats it. All very beige and all finger foods and no knife or fork.

InfestationofLannisters Thu 28-Jul-11 20:53:09

I'm only on the second book EllenJane but DH is reading the latest one and the last few pages are calling to me grin

Then again, no rush, gawd knows how long it'll be until the next one comes out - lots of people are quite worried that George will not be around long enough to finish the series shock

nenevomito Thu 28-Jul-11 20:54:07

I know. DS ate a piece of sweetcorn the other day. He gagged like mad, like he always does when something not on the list passes his lips, but it did actually go in there.

5inthebed Thu 28-Jul-11 20:55:10

Oh and Ds2 also eats plain chicken and peperamis.

EllenJaneisnotmyname Thu 28-Jul-11 21:07:10

<Infestation, make sure your DH doesn't give you any clues, lots of great surprises in store!>

nenevomito Thu 28-Jul-11 21:17:24

I forgot Peperamis. The only alternative to german salami!

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