help for fussy 5 year old eater
Posted by mum of 4 at 03/14/2009
ok, so this is prob going to be a long post in order to get in all the details.
I'm after help to know what are other sources of proteen. I am not a vegitarian myself, so although I know there are nonmeat sources of proteen, I don't know what they are.
I have a fussy 5 year old who is currently suffering from very soft poo, or diarea. We are wondering if this could be down to lack of proteen since he won't eat meat other than chicken nuggets or sausages, and I won't let him eat much of these as they are junk food. I have decided that the easiest option is to go down the vegitarian path with him, but don't know what the vegitarian sources of proteen are.
Currently the things as well as meat that he won't eat are: eggs, baked beans, carrotts, cooked cheese, cheese sauce, soya mince, cooked mushrooms, anything that is in a pie.
Please can anybody help by:
A) explaining to me in a simple way what the vegitarian sources of proteen are
B) suggesting some simple recipies that include these sources of proteen that might appeal to this fussy eater.
Please help, as am very desperate, and don't know where else to ask for help.
There are many recipies on this website
Our bodies dont need a huge amonut of protien, but it is of course important to have some strong soruces of protien.
Some ideas... instead of using bread crumbs you can use processed nuts cashews, walnuts and mix them with breadcrumbs. That might help. OR you can mix the nuts into a sauce.
Tahini is great if she likes the taste of it, you have to find a lovely tasting tahini.
Mushrooms are good too.
Ideas in general
Lentil and tomato pasta sauce
Mushrooms and rice
Tahini on toast- dark bread.
Baked beans are a good idea if she likes it.
I wish you luck!
Google "mcdougall program" if you want to go deeper!
our family gets its protein mainly from lentils
chickpeas nuts and all sorts of different beans these can be made into burgers, dips,soups,sauces (these are all great ways of disguising) added to salads, stews, pasta, rice.
we also buy our 5yr old soy yoghurt and sometimes soy ice cream and the rice milk we drink has added protein. he has nut spread on his sandwiches most days.