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anybody with fussy eaters or money tight

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niki aka inki

niki aka inki Report 9 Jun 2008 21:14

lol kempinastrawhat it doesnt cost much to grow them from seeds and you dont need much space and kids can help mine enjoy it and eat them when the fruit and veg are ready

KempinaPartyhat

KempinaPartyhat Report 8 Jun 2008 22:52

Could some one please grow me some ....Thats all my kids eat ...veg veg veg veg and fruit fruit ......and at least they have started putting on offers now .....

I mean tonnes ...

I started them when they were 5 weeks old and havent looked back

Hayley   Empress of Drama

Hayley Empress of Drama Report 8 Jun 2008 21:42

he now eats yoghurts meat chicken and steak broc and garden peas and carrots....the first thing I explained is he has to have 3 balanced meals aday..and if I get 1 glass of milk down him a day...( I hate all diary products ) as I say he doing well even took himself off to the dieticions on his own....and he has changed as well....


by the way ladies potatoes are not a veg they are a carb so dont count in your 5 aday so is sweetcorn so becareful as he has ADHD are all them carbs to much ?

niki aka inki

niki aka inki Report 8 Jun 2008 21:35

the reason i now grow my own veg/fruit was to help my kids with their eating they dont like some foods but there is some food all of us dont like my 15 yr old dont like pie peas and mash my neice is a very fussy eater i dont blame my sister for my neice's eating my sister tries to get her to eat diff food and gives her lots of praise when she does try something new

Alko

Alko Report 8 Jun 2008 21:24

Thanks for that Hayley. I dont think its your fault as we all give our kids what they like so they are not hungry. He does eat rice and pasta but wont tough veg only potatoes and sweetcorn. He will eat raw carrots, but that his limit. Its hard also cos he has ADHD and i give in to avoid a tantrum. In the long run i'm not helping him am i?

Linda xx

niki aka inki

niki aka inki Report 8 Jun 2008 21:21

hi hayley i read what you put and i dont think it was your fault in anyway you had tried evreything before taking him to the doctors i hope he carries on with eating diff foods i say good on him for changing his eating habbits for a better life not evreybody does that

Hayley   Empress of Drama

Hayley Empress of Drama Report 8 Jun 2008 21:15

Just a little warning to you ladies about fussy eatters...my middle son has always been a fussy eater since the age of 3...I tried everthing in the book..by the time he was 16 he would only eat toast and chips...he is 5ft 11 and weighted about 12 stone so I though he is growing he is ok...when he left school he changed stopped mixing with his friends ( he is very shy ) after about 6 mths I managed to get him to our GP's....by now he is 17 and half...I thought he was depressed. They did a blood test and 2 days sent for Dean. What ever it is that makes the iron in your blood he was lacking the count should be between 500/500000 something like that he wasn't touch 192....they began treatment there and then and he had to have course of 5 injections in 7 days....then victims but most of all he had to change his diet, our GP told him stright if he didnt he wouldnt see his 18 birthday...yes I agee with what yoru all thinking its my fault but I vowed I would never force feed any of my children...and as he was growing I thought he was ok...he still played football and walked ever where...he had been complaining of pains in his legs....I am happy to say that its now 18mths later he now eats most things and tries everying ..he knows about his 5 a day and lost about a stone and half...so just a warning..

niki aka inki

niki aka inki Report 8 Jun 2008 21:08

my kids are 17 , 15 , 8 , 6 and 5 and they all enoy growing veg strawberries and raspberries mine all have diff veg they like so i let them pick the packets of seeds and grow them i save the seeds out of red/yellow/green peppers and grow them i hope by teaching them when young they grow veg when they older plus it keeps them from sitting around indoors moaning they are bored

Alko

Alko Report 8 Jun 2008 21:00

I did grow some veg, my stepdad started me off with a greenhouse. The girls enjoy planting and picking and they are 21, 16, 15 and 9. My son however just has no interest and says why grow that when i dont eat it. But you are right growing your own does save money.

niki aka inki

niki aka inki Report 8 Jun 2008 20:51

lol linda my 15 yr old is fussy with veg but all my kids enjoy growing veg plus it save a little on the shopping bill each week my kids pick the seeds plant them and watch them grow and when ready to pick they dig them up

Alko

Alko Report 8 Jun 2008 20:38

My 4 girls will eat anything, really good eaters. But my 13 year old son will not eat veg. He will only eat processed food and weetabix. Hope i can grow burgers etc lol xxx

Linda

niki aka inki

niki aka inki Report 8 Jun 2008 20:15

if u got a fussy eater in the house or money tight why not try growing your own veg/fruit if kids are fussy eaters why not get them to help grow some seeds dont cost much take them to choose some and let them grow them you dont need much space just a small plot in the garden if you dont have a garden large pots/window boxs will do, growing some veg will save you abit of money in the long run