Large main meal and no pud or always a pud??

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Large main meal and no pud or always a pud??

Postby UnhappyRightFoot » 11 Jun 2012, 16:59

Just a random query. We aren't big pudding people (unless we are out) prefering to snack on an ice cream or something a while after dinner.

As this is what we do, on the whole, this is what we do with Munchie, so we have a "large" main meal, rather than a slightly smaller one followed by a pudding. I often ask if she'd like fruit or yoghurt but most of the time she says no, as she's full from her dinner (except when I don't give her pasta!!)

I read somewhere (no idea where) that she "should" be having 2 courses for lunch and dinner, but doesn't really.

So, do you always have 2 course meals or not??
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Re: Large main meal and no pud or always a pud??

Postby MumtoMonsters » 11 Jun 2012, 17:54

Why should she be having two courses? I can't quite figure out any logic there?

That said, they always have rice pudding after lunch and yoghurt after dinner. This habit was created by doubting grandparents when K started BLW. They just couldn't cope with the concept and needed to know that she'd had something. As I can never remember the other sources of calcium and neither drinks milk, it suits me to continue like this.

DH and I never have pudding as such. We'll just open the chocolate/ice cream/whatever sometime when the kids are in bed...
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Re: Large main meal and no pud or always a pud??

Postby FestiveTidings » 11 Jun 2012, 19:05

It was my HV that told me 2 courses for lunch. Again I have no idea why - unless it's to make sure they get enough dairy/fruit?

We tend to have yoghurt as a second course at lunchtime but only 1 course at dinner. I can tell if he's still hungry and will usually give him oatcakes or toast. Then it's milk before bed. We aren't really pudding people either - would rather have the cheese board than the cheesecake! :-)
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Re: Large main meal and no pud or always a pud??

Postby ches » 11 Jun 2012, 19:07

We don't eat courses at dinner. It seems like a very traditional mindset. DH and I will sometimes go for something sweet a while after dinner. Sweet treats tend to be as snacks. E.g. J got a milkshake at 6:15pm last night after swimming in cool water for 90 min (burning tons of calories) and then ate a big dinner at 7pm! If I hadn't needed to prepare dinner still, he wouldn't have gotten the milkshake IYSWIM.
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Re: Large main meal and no pud or always a pud??

Postby Popsie » 11 Jun 2012, 22:53

We rarely have pudding as such. Midge Often gets offered something sweet after dinner or lunch (but not always) but it's rarely a family occasion~ DH and I need a break after dinner! Offered fruit or yog most of the time but sometimes it will be a choc coin/ biscuit/ ice cream/ lolly/ smoothie/ cake etc. however, this tends to depend on the quality of her diet throughout the rest of the day! she will always be up for a less healthy sweet option but is more picky and selective over fruit or yog!
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Re: Large main meal and no pud or always a pud??

Postby Flossie » 15 Jun 2012, 18:11

Fruit and yog offered at lunch and tea here. In the early days she got pud even if she just tried the main course to stop me worrying. Now she only gets it if she's eaten most of her main. If she chooses not to eat the main meal at all, she goes to bed with a cup of milk and a handful of Cheerios. No need to do two courses..but I serve to F what I'd like myself.
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