Apologies if I've missed a similar thread. I've tried to go through the Th support threads but there is just so much information. I've made the decision to try the th diet, suppliments and exercices in June. The problem I have is trying to introduce new foods to my picky dc. Can anyone suggest some suitable desserts and recipes. I'm looking for some healthy alternatives to sweets and treats. Also lunch box ideas for a carb addict who currently only eats apples, carrots and peas. I realise I need to change their eating habits, but feel like it might take a while. Any ideas gratefully received.
There are some recipes in the back of the Brain Food Plan book. We have fruit, flapjacks, oat cookies and banana cake ( all homemade). I use a mix of brown and white flour and have played around with reducing the sugar a little bit at a time in normal recipes to make these snacks better. Ds eats hummus and breadsticks a lot ( would be even better if I could get him to eat it with veg sticks or plain rice cakes but he won't) Lunch box- depending on how cool you are able to keep it- would he take a chicken drumstick? A wholemeal roll with turkey, chicken etc is fine. Raisins, nuts etc for nibbles? My ds is still very fussy after a year on TH. we have had some success with new foods but I content myself with making sure he has plenty of protein and reducing sugar as much as I can. How are you getting on with breakfast? By the way, no one on the TH main thread will mind if you post a question that has already been discussed down thread. Takes forever to read them all through.
As shopping says there are recipes in the back of the brain food plan book. I also give good quality ice cream or homemade flapjack as a pudding/treat. Things we did/eat; We switched to brown rice and pasta. Baked potatoes in their jackets. Roast potatoes with skins on - very crunchy! Water or milk or fruit juice as drinks. For breakfast ds has either omelette, beans on toast or posh cheesy muffins (toasted muffins with tomato sauce like passata and mozerella on!) once a week as a treat he has pancakes He likes rice cakes before bed. Lunch is either packed lunch at school or at home would be soup, pizza, omelette etc For dinner he has chicken, potato and veg, or fish and rice, or jackets and chicken, meatballs and pasta etc. Do post on the TH thread, you don't have to read it all to ask a question! I can give you the flapjack recipe if you want it.
Thanks to all. I have the first book and have now ordered the brain food book. Icecream will definitely soften the blow. I think we can do it and just increase his food groups gradually. The switch to wholemeal should be ok. Badvoc I would love the flapjack recipe. Thanks
Robin assures me that as we get further through the programme ds will be more open minded about trying new foods. We had a major breakthrough when he began eating mince and foods mixed together ( so will now eat lasagne). He ate no fruit at all pre TH and now eats banana and strawberry, so we are getting there. Hopefully you will see some gradual changes too.
Ok, here we go. 500g oats 250g of butter 100g of Demerara sugar 4 tbsps of golden syrup Half tin of condensed milk ---------------------- Melt the butter, sugar and syrup in a large pan When melted - do nt let the sugar burn! - take off the heat and add the condensed milk. When mixed add the oats and spread onto a large tray with grease proof paper on and bake in the oven at 160 degrees for 10-12 mins.
This makes 24 good sized squares of flapjack. Enjoy!
Mmm they sound yummy. Could he have one of those everyday in his pack lunch? Sorry, his pack lunch is the thing that is worrying me the most. If he doesn't like it he won't eat it (as school don't get involved in what they eat) and if he doesn't eat it then he'll be a hungry and horrid monster.
My ds does! He also has one when he gets home from school usually. Although my ds doesn't eat sweet and chocolate etc and I figure that a homemade flapjack is better than most snacks and its important for them to be able to have treats or they wouldn't stick with the healthy eating plan. My ds had a brown bread and butter "sandwich", a pot of fruit purée (he will not and has never eaten fruit ) a flapjack and a rice cake every day. It's not ideal BUT he has a cooked protein breakfast every day and a cooked dinner every night. He has told me that when he goes up to high school in sept he is going to have hot dinners too!
Badvoc - thank you that's really reasuring. I think still being able to have treats will make a big difference. I think my ds will eat a sausage sandwich at lunch eventually, but for now I need to wean him off wraps