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“Wow how our lives have changed for the better and all thanks to you”
“I don't cook any different foods now, pretty much haven't since we met you. He eats most things now, takes his plate with new food on it and says 'wow mum this looks nice"
“We went out to an Indian restaurant on Saturday night” (and her son had an onion bhaji, a samosa and a chicken lasuni curry)
“Things are going very well - in fact now that I look back, I cannot believe the progress we have made”
“I feel confident about going overseas with him now to places like Singapore, Thailand and the states. I won't need to worry about him and what he will eat”
“We can put anything on his plate for dinner”
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YES I WANT TO GET MY CHILD EATING
In fact, as with many people I struggled to even like it through my late teens and early 20's. But I persevered. It was something I wanted to like and as everyone else loved it I figured it would just be a matter of time.
And you know what I did develop a love (over-love?) for it. I'm sure many people can relate to this. Or developing a liking for beer or malt whiskey.
The moral to the story is there in black and white. We can learn to like something, even if initially it just doesn't rock our boat. In fact, we can learn to LOVE the taste of a food or drink.
Got you thinking about that broccoli or those meatballs that your child just doesn't like ... at the moment ...?
Max and I ran our final workshop in the Wellington region last night. It was our introductory "Getting the Kids Eating" session.
Probably not the last "ever" but we're looking at other exciting options starting soon.
Watch this space ....
Thought I'd ponder the question why as parents we often end up giving our kids something we know doesn't have the same nutritional clout as another food. In this case crackers v broccoli.
We all know broccoli is a winner and crackers well, not so much.
So why are crackers more often found on the menu and broccoli left to wilt in the veggie drawer?
I think one of the first issues is societal expectations. Kids will love crackers. Broccoli, well that's going to be much harder.
As individual parents let's guard against the dangerous mind-set that sneaks up unawares:
1. I was fussy as a kid so my kid will also feel the same (not so!)
2. Kids generally don't like veggies (not so!)
3. It's easier to get them to eat something they love. Yes it is but where does this lead long-term?
As parents we wield so much power. Let's think carefully about how our thoughts can have a huge impact on the way our kids approach food.
I think Max is going through a growth spurt as he's asking for more food in the lunchbox.
Today they had Bostock's chicken and orange and purple kumara chips to go in the thermos. Then I added some home-made spelt crackers and cheese as a filler to the usual chopped fruit and veg.
I don't mind adding food as long as it doesn't mean that they just pick and choose their favourites. If that happened they know I'd strip it back to the nutrient dense options.
Anyone struggling to get lunches eaten?
Saturday afternoon we ran a 4 Hour Empower session for a group of parents with pre-school boys. The boys weren't fond of variety so we worked through steps to get them eating more confidently and more widely.
Can kids learn to eat new food, green food and family food? Sure they can. It's a learned behaviour just like reading or riding a bike so you can learn to do it well.
And we can help you by giving you the tools, the strategies and the confidence to do it.
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This is one of those meals that doesn't have great "plate appeal" however, it gets eaten happily.
It's a meatloaf in white sauce. To give the meatloaf more nutritional punch we grated frozen liver into it. The taste and texture don't alter (although it does seem to taste richer) but we get a great boost of nutrients.
Alongside the liver there are also grated veg, wholegrain oats, fresh herbs and eggs. So overall it packs a lot of punch.
Meatloaf is one of those foods that often has negative connotations for people (based on dreadful 1970's versions) but this really is delicious and versatile too.
There are a lot of ways to increase nutrients in food even if you do have a selective eater. The liver trick will also work with meatballs, bolognaise sauce and meat patties!
Joe was so delighted when he saw what was going in his lunchbox.
And it was super simple for me as we'd cooked some Asian style GF pancake wraps the night before whilst making San Choy Bau. Leftovers make packing lunchboxes very quick and easy for me and I often cook dinner with lunch in mind.
Have you tried putting a favourite like pancakes in the lunchbox instead of a sandwich? Changing up what's offered - especially if it's for something fun can yield great results.
My boys have new lunchboxes and the lids don't stay open so I need to photo on a plate.
Maybe a positive thing as it gives a good idea of volume!
This one has some no flour rolls I was testing (not great) and a no-sugars blueberry muffin. As my boys don't get a snack "treat" as a matter of course they are always delighted when they do. These got a big tick of approval too - even from my fussy middle-aged boy.
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