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 Different ideas on what to cook a 3 year old for dinner !!

21-07-2011,4:21 PM      
Join Date : Feb 2011
Location : Torbay Northshore
Posts : 1

Ive got a very fussy 3 year old he use to eat anything and has just suddenly changed and is a very fussy eater !! I need some ideas on what I can cook for dinner that he will eat?? He doesn't eat mince he will chew it and chew it until theres no colour left in it so please someone HELP!!!
01-08-2011,9:43 PM      
Join Date : Jan 2011
Location : Kaukapakapa
Posts : 20

Hi - I have a uber fussy child too, he won't eat anything with sauce on it. I have found that shaped food works well, my boy loves dinosaurs so i use cutters! I also tell him fibs and say that this is a special recipie that dinosaurs eat or a hippo gave me this recipie! I realise you posted this a while ago so hopefully the bad eating phase has passed! Cooked, dry pasta is our house staple! Good luck
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02-08-2011,11:16 AM      
Join Date : Apr 2010
Location : Claudelands
Posts : 168

My daughters always want what is on my plate so I have learnt to put new foods on my plate and if they want it allow them to steal it.
02-08-2011,11:48 AM      
Join Date : Apr 2010
Location : Taupo
Posts : 206

I had a very fussy eater too... He had a real problem with mushy food. I disguise vegetables by grating them into almost every meal. Pasta is also a hit with everyone in our house. Cutting food into shapes is a good idea aswell as making meal times fun. At one stage my son was putting tomato sauce on everything and I figured as long as he was eating it, there were bigger issues to tackle.
07-03-2016,6:03 PM      
Join Date : Mar 2016
Location : Hornby South, Christchurch
Posts : 4

Hi! My kid loves cottage cheese panckaces. I take 2 eggs, 500 g of cottage cheese (better not very fat) and flour. Mix everything and you also can add raisins, or fruits pieces or grate banana and mix again. Make small balls and after flat them a bit and put on hot frying pan. Fry from each side 3-4 mins. 
06-09-2016,9:52 PM      
Join Date : Jun 2010
Location : New Lynn
Posts : 68

When my kids were younger, I would shape the food (e.g., bunny pancakes, jack o'lantern stuffed capsicums, spaghetti with eyeballs) or use food colouring. These days, I come up with themes 1-2x a week: Mexican Night of Tacos and Nachos, Japanese with homemade sushi or chicken teriyaki or tonkatsu or beef donburi, Italian risotto or pasta.
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14-01-2017,8:10 AM      
Join Date : Jan 2017
Location : Christchurch
Posts : 1

My 3yr old is quite fussy. She hates things touching other food. E.g. her cheese can't touch her carrot. She won't eat like rice and veg or anything all mixed together if I break it down a little so it's all separate there is more chance. Normally I end up giving her a handful of different things. Change it up daily. Eg. Cheese, carrot, chicken tender, tomato, eggs, bread, bake beans, corn, cucumber, plain rice, pasta, peas. Just a few ideas 
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