Picky Eaters – Suggestions for meals?

Soy sause spaghetti with green leaves topped
Creative Commons License photo credit: HIRATA Yasuyuki

A while ago I published a post called Picky Eaters, Are There Really Suggestions?. Even though there was only a list of 5 they were suggestions that do help. One thing I do is offer the foods over and over again because you never know when their taste buds will change.

Well as most of you know Dakota is autistic. He is on some meds for other health issues. One of the meds he is on interferes with his eating. I don’t know if things are tasting different or not. I do know that he isn’t eating like he should be.

I have gotten a little more creative in what is in the house. I have cashews here so that at least he is getting some protien. I also have string cheese so he is getting calcium. I will be googling recipes for high fiber muffins to sneak some of that in.

I have been thinking lately I am really not sure what I can get him to eat. So I bought some smaller freezer containers and some freezer bags and I plan to make ahead some meals. I plan to work on this tomorrow while he is at school. Now Dakota doesn’t like bean burritos but my daughter does.

Here is what I plan on making tomorrow for Dakota and I am going to freeze them and use them as he will eat them:

  • Bean Burritos (Brittany and Me)
  • Tacos
  • Spaghetti
  • Garlic Bread Sticks

I need some more ideas for some kid friendly meals or snacks. If you have ides please do let me know as I am willing to try anything.

12 Responses to “Picky Eaters – Suggestions for meals?”

  • 1

    Thanks for the suggestions. I have a picky eater too, and a grazer to boot, so it’s pretty hard to get her to sit down to a proper meal.
    Btw, have an award for you over at my blog. 🙂
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    admin Reply:

    Right now I am just trying to think of things to get him to eat. Even if I have to make things ahead of time for him just so he is eating something. I did hear or read somewhere giving them lots of fruits and veggies help too.

  • 2
    Nanette says:

    I have a picky eater too well make that two. My little bug though won’t eat beef at all. He does like spaghetti, egg noodles, scrambled eggs, salads, carrots, apple slices, yogurt, kix or cheerios. It gives me options for during the day meals and snacks but not too many for dinner. I usually end up making several different things to make everyone happy. Let me know if you find any others.
    .-= Nanette´s last blog ..Occupational Therapy Skills at Home =-.

    admin Reply:

    DJ isn’t really a big meat eater. He loves raw carrots, cucumbers, and broccoli. I normally make a dip for him to eat them. He does like yogurt too. As I am come across more recipes or ideas for him I will be glad to post it.

  • 3
    Frugal Vicki says:

    My little one’s don’t each much so I haven’t tried too hard to find different meal ideas (we just tell him the food are things other than they are), but I keep running into articles saying to make the food into fun shapes. “Dip It” is also huge in this house. We like to find different things to dip the food into that make them taste better.
    Have you thought maybe of having Dakota HELP you create a meal. If his first choice is m & m pancakes, is that so bad as long as he is eating the pancake part too? Or maybe he comes up with the meal, you the side or vice versa? Maybe if he helps come up with, or make, the meal he will feel more invested.
    I don’t know a lot about autism, I am learning from you, so forgive me if these are completely asinine idea’s.
    .-= Frugal Vicki´s last blog ..Holiday Gift Guide-MayFair Lane Review & GIVEAWAY! =-.

    admin Reply:

    Vicki that is a good idea. I try to ask him sometimes what he would like for supper and let him pick. Alot of times it spaghetti and my oldest doesn’t like eating it over and over. LOL He does like helping once in a while when he is in the mood.

  • 4

    Nice suggestions, i will try to follow that.

  • 5

    I have a picky eater too… and it is very frustrating.
    .-= Susan (5 Minutes for Mom)´s last blog ..$150 Shopping Spree in Our Two Stores =-.

  • 6

    I know exactly what you are talking about. My son, Ethan is 9 years old. He was just recently diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome, after trying for four years to get a diagnosis to help with classification for his IEP. He has foods that he loves (Chicken Nuggets, spaghetti, pizza (but only cheese)), but we are tring him on a gluten-free diet because we have heard that it sometimes can help. His meds are definitely interfering with his appetite. He doesn’t feel like eating ANYTHING!
    .-= Stealth_mayhem´s last blog ..Roping A Deer =-.

    admin Reply:

    I have a couple friends who have autistic kids and they have done the gluten-free. I did write a four part article on it. People did see good results. Behaviors lessend and made things more managable. I am seriously considering it. While I was in a blog internship Brenda was blogging at Family Foodies with me. She had listed so many wonderful things about GF and made GF lists and really it isn’t as bad or as hard as I thought it would be. Brenda has her own blog and I don’t remember the name off hand but I will be happy to share it with you.

  • 7

    If you could find out the name of the blog, I would love to visit it. Thanks in advance.
    .-= Stealth_mayhem´s last blog ..Wishes for a Little Boy With Cancer. =-.

    admin Reply:

    Right now the one we were interning on was Family Foodies. I will look in my google reader. I know it’s there.

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