Fat Suggestions, please.

Oh, we're done with all that vegetable-steaming and mess, our children are cutlery-wielding, spaghetti-chomping angels... at least some of the time.

Fat Suggestions, please.

Postby wacky12 » 26 May 2012, 17:19

M has now decided he doesn't like peanut butter or butter. He won't eat creamy sauces, and isn't really eating any meat right now. He has yogurt + full-fat milk, cheese and will eat tuna mayo sandwiches. He will only eat plain pasta right now, with a bit of parmesan on it, no butter.

Any suggestions for ideas for including fat in his diet without going to the icecream/crisps route? He's definitely not getting enough calories in - he's gone for fruit in a mad way in the last few weeks, so it isn't just the heat. He 's had a homemade banana smoothie with yogurt + single cream in it for dinner....
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Re: Fat Suggestions, please.

Postby TwinklinGDecorations » 26 May 2012, 17:29

Fruit = calories but not much fat. I'd keep offering the foods he isn't eating as he'll probably come back to them. Would he eat pasta with creme fraiche and pesto on?
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Re: Fat Suggestions, please.

Postby oriel » 26 May 2012, 18:00

Offer meat in meat fat in various forms and guises (steak, stew, stir-fry, roast, etc.). He'll like one of them eventually!

Egg yolks are good fat, if he'll eat eggs.
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Re: Fat Suggestions, please.

Postby qbm » 26 May 2012, 19:12

Avocado? Other nut butters? Hazelnut or almond taste good and sufficiently different...
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Re: Fat Suggestions, please.

Postby oriel » 26 May 2012, 19:14

Or even whole nuts? Or serve chopped nuts and whipped cream with his fruit?
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Re: Fat Suggestions, please.

Postby FestiveTidings » 26 May 2012, 19:26

Sneaky wee coating of pesto on pasta? Or just plain olive oil?

Single cream is a good idea - have you tried mixing his usual yoghurts with some full fat Greek yoghurt? It's 10% fat is Greek yoghurt! Or offering cheese with his fruit? Yes you can have an apple but you must eat this 1/2 lb cheddar first? :-). Or can you make the fruit into puddings? Apple pie, crumble etc and add lashings of homemade creamy custard (or just cream)?
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Re: Fat Suggestions, please.

Postby wacky12 » 27 May 2012, 06:17

No creamy sauces/pesto. We are having sausages tonight as he will eat them but hasnt' eaten any meat lately but sandwich ham. We've tried hamburgers, pork chops, roast chicken, roast pork, salmon (won't eat pink fish) and breaded fish. Usually he would eat a whole piece of breaded fish, this time he ate 9 asparagus spears instead. Will try the cheese or whipped cream with fruit idea, he might go for it. Quiche or eggy bread might get eaten. He won't eat eggs in any other form.
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Re: Fat Suggestions, please.

Postby KateGladTidings » 27 May 2012, 06:35

How about chorizo? Roo is mad for it at the moment..
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Re: Fat Suggestions, please.

Postby wacky12 » 29 May 2012, 05:17

Well that night he wouldn't eat anything. Last night we had the rest of the sausages but he wouldn't have eaten much if I hadnt said he had to eat xxx amount to get icecream. I put some double cream in his milk, he seemed to like it. I hate having to say he has to eat a certain amount, but otherwise he will eat 3 bites and declare that he doesn't want more even when I know he's still hungry.
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Re: Fat Suggestions, please.

Postby scoobie » 29 May 2012, 18:15

I'd chuck some coconut oil in the smoothie, or if he eats oatmeal it's yummy in there with some cinnamon and a little bit of stevia.
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Re: Fat Suggestions, please.

Postby cvious » 30 May 2012, 19:09

since my daughter will eat pretty much any single ingredient but very few 'mixed together' foods, she snacks on cubes of butter or a tablespoon of coconut oil. I have to keep the coconut oil up high or she would find it and eat the whole jar with her bare hands.

Also olive oil to stir fry veggies and avocado. My ped said if she eats cheese and I offer cheese that isn't lowfat, we're fine in the fat department even if I were to stop nursing (she won't drink milk). The big balls of mozzerella usually have a lot of fat and not too much salt.
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