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dd has given up the 2 things she does eat.

(19 Posts)
TaggieCampbellBlack Sat 10-Nov-12 22:33:33

chicken and pizza are suddenly tasting funny.

She's now down to

Cake (plain)

What now?

How the actual bloody hell do I create a meal out of that?

zzzzz Sat 10-Nov-12 22:54:42

Are you allowed to make the cake, bread, and biscuits?

I'm not even going to start on the how awful. A huge a heartfelt Honk.

Does the cake have to be white or are flavours around.

zzzzz Sat 10-Nov-12 22:55:11

Aloud. hmm

zzzzz Sat 10-Nov-12 22:58:04

Or even allowed....I am not daft honestly.

Lougle Sat 10-Nov-12 23:18:05

crisp sandwiches are yummy. Not very healthy though, I agree. Poor you.

zzzzz Sat 10-Nov-12 23:40:08

If you are allowed to cook the cake, replace eggs with 2 egg yolks for each egg, use butter and cream chees or yoghurt so white cake could be,

4 egg yolks.
4 oz sugar
4 oz flour
4 oz butter
4 tablespoons yoghurt or cream cheese
2 tsp baking powder
Vanilla and a pinch of salt.

If you can do chocolate cake you can add spinach to the mixture

Grated carrot and oat bran can be hidden in the mixtures to help digestion (stool softener).

You can play the same tricks with bread and biscuits.....but again only if she will let you cook.

claw4 Sun 11-Nov-12 00:00:52

Is she under stress? Ds is eating almost the same as your dd, although he has never eaten pizza or chicken, we had managed to get him to eat, sausage rolls, chicken nuggetts, all of which are now gone.

He eats
Dry toast for breakfast
Dry toast for lunch
Smiley faces and yorkshire puddings for dinner

Crisps and apples with skin off for snacks and thats it.

The minute ds is under any stress, his eating is the first thing to be affected. The only way i can then increase his diet, is by decreasing the stress.

Seems your dd is a 'biege' food girl, like ds, you could try focussing on other 'biege' foods, she mind find these more acceptable.

TaggieCampbellBlack Sun 11-Nov-12 08:55:24

She is a bit tense having fallen out with a friend. Her 'normal' tummy aches have been worse thd last few days.

I'll attempt some hiding in bread and cake but rwally not holding out much hope.

PolterGoose Sun 11-Nov-12 09:21:51

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zzzzz Sun 11-Nov-12 09:46:18

I second making it "following the recipe" not "hiding things you won't be able to taste anyway", though mine is oblivious to the making bit anyway.

You can definitely whizz all sorts of things into milkshakes/smoothies, tofu would work but soya milk would give much the same effect. High in oestrogen though.

Ground nuts can be helpful.

Mine gave up bread last term...sad

TaggieCampbellBlack Sun 11-Nov-12 10:21:37

No milk.
No icecream.
No smoothies (i have a beautiful hardly used smoothie maker if anyone wants it)
No yogurts. But might try those alpro chocolate or vanilla ones again.

No chocolate!!!!!shock

No vitamins (this is the dd who recently ended up having massive painful antibiotic injections because she couldn't take the pills)

I will try getting her to make something with a vegetable in. Like cake with spinach.

Nut. Haven't tried nuts for a while.

TaggieCampbellBlack Sun 11-Nov-12 10:25:33

Will get some huumus. She used to like that. And a selection of crackers.

zzzzz Sun 11-Nov-12 10:56:05

Would she manage sorbet or jelly?

The oat bran thing is worth knowing. Even a pinch helps. It will make cakes/bread slightly claggy but is worth it.

TaggieCampbellBlack Sun 11-Nov-12 11:06:40

Adding oat bran to the list.

No sorbet. No jelly.

She has just announced she'll have chicken for dinner. Phew. Hope it goes in.

BeeMom Sun 11-Nov-12 11:56:01

For vitamins, can you get the children's gummy bear vitamins? Will she eat them if she thinks they are sweets? Will she eat sweets at all? (My DCs wont - neither have ever liked sweets much.

I wish I had sage advice, but it seems like most of the best ideas have already been shared. Bee is not one I can compare to, as her nutrition comes from her IV line since her intestines have failed from her disease progression, DS was a terrible eater for years, but now, at 14, he eats a broad, healthy and varied diet.

Sadly, it took us the better part of 10 years to get here...

ouryve Sun 11-Nov-12 12:58:05

Has this been for a while or has it just come on?

I wouldn't take the egg whites out of cake - they're full of protein. Adding an extra yolk would definitely be a good idea, though, since that's where all the other nutrients are.

If you do make your own bread, you can replace some of the water with milk. White bread flour has to have calcium and iron added to it, so it's not entirely empty calories. Oil added to the dough improves the texture and adds vitamin E.

They might seem horrendous as an everyday thing for most people, but does she like those breakfast biscuits, such as Belvita and Nutrigrain? They're fortified, so will help get some nutrition into her.

And hopefully the funny tastes are down to coming down with a cold or a bit of a bug and won't last.

zzzzz Sun 11-Nov-12 16:47:50

ouryve is right that the whites have most of the protein (I thing 4/5 but not sure) but the yolks are stuffed full of fat which is why I like more yolk. You could probably just up the egg content and not worry about which bits basic sponge is 2oz of egg, butter, flour, sugar (1 egg = 2 oz), but I have done much more egg than that as we have chickens and get gluts.

You can replace all the water in bread with milk, it will make the crust and bread soft (mine like that, think hot dog roll), I use butter but oil makes the bread last longer (I can taste it though). I don't think the flour I use is fortified but chuck the bags so might be hmm I thought it was commercial white bread flour that was fortified?

I give ds vitamins in a syringe, we just forced him at first and he is used to it now. Probably not so easy with a more forceful child. He eats better, the better he has eaten, so things tend to swing from good to bad.

I hope the chicken goes down well tonight. Honking for you.

TaggieCampbellBlack Sun 11-Nov-12 16:58:58

She's never eaten much of anything but every now and then she suddenly stops for some unknown reason.
Maybe a cold? (hopeful?)

TaggieCampbellBlack Sun 11-Nov-12 17:02:10

And thanks for excellent suggestions. Will get her to make her own bread and cake (with egg and milk etc).

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