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Old 01-15-2010, 01:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
lynngirl21
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Default Dinner ideas for a picky eater

Here are just a few suggestions:

bean burritos (flour or corn tortilla/canned refried beans/grated cheese)
stuffed pasta shells w/meat and marinara
breakfast for dinner eggs/bacon/toast/fruit
macaroni and cheese
cheese burger (home made)
grilled cheese sandwich w/tomatoe or vegetable soup
tuna salad w/whole wheat crackers
stuffed eggs w/dinner rolls and fruit
muffin and yogurt (use a recipe that incorporates pureed vegetables in the muffin dough)
tuna-noodle caserole
clam chowder
bean soup w/corn muffins
spinach/egg/bacon sandwich
French toast topped with peanut butter

I used to scramble hamburger in a skillet, with salt, dash of pepper, and a bit of diced onion. When the meat was browned I added a small can of tomatoe sauce and cooked it until the sauce thickened. My kids LOVED this. I served it with baked potatoe, salad, and some kind of vegetable. As the kids got older I began adding vegetables to it. I'd add corn, green beans, or frozen mixed vegetables. I never insisted that my kids eat everything on their plates, but they did have to taste everything, and eat what appealed to them. I figured if I, as an adult, don't like everything I'm served why should I insist that my kids eat everything, whether or not they like it...

Another thought, as long as you have kids at home it's okay not to feel you absolutely MUST have a traditional dinner of meat/starch/vegetable. You have to present whatever it is that they'll eat, and incorporate fruit and vegetables into soups, salads, muffins, etc... You can go on the internet and search for kid-friendly recipes, and recipes that incorporate vegetables into dishes so that they're "hidden" from the kids.

here are just a few suggestions. Hope this helps.
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