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My five year old won’t eat any type of meat :( any suggestions? Thanks everyone!

  • Chelsa
    Jan 28

    Will they eat any other type of protein that’s not meat?

  • Solmary
    Jan 28

    Hi Chelsa he will eat eggs occasionally and some cheese so I focus on giving him what he will eat but I feel like he gets bored and I can’t really get him to eat anything else a bit complicated I know.. (Sigh) ..

  • Chelsa
    Jan 28

    Maybe it’s a phase, or a texture thing. I think if you keep having it available and encouraging it and how good it is, but not forcing it, he’ll come back to eating meat. I think as long as he’s still eating good and getting protein, and fruits/veggies, that’s the important thing. You’re doing great!

  • MamaNukesYopolo
    Jan 28

    Have you tried other proteins? Chickpeas (hummus, or my kids eat chickpeas dipped in balsamic vinegar or salad dressing), black beans and sour cream, or lentils in tacos instead of beef?

  • Solmary
    Jan 28

    He does like beans much either. I’ve tried a few different ways as well but still not luck.. he is way over the normal picky eater.. it’s got worse as he has grown I thought it would be better. :(

  • MamaNukesYopolo
    Jan 28

    Sounds frustrating. We have also been slipping wheat germ, chia seeds, Flax seed into things like applesauce and smoothies and yogurt for bonus nutrients and protein. Could try that?

  • Solmary
    Jan 28

    Oh that’s a wonderful idea 💡 I am going to definitely try this right away wish me luck! Thanks for the advice

  • MamaNukesYopolo
    Jan 29

    Good luck! :)

  • T
    Feb 10

    I make the legumes into burgers and patties and pan fry them like a pancake. That’s the way my kids will eat them. Lentils Egg Flour Whatever seasoning 🧂

  • Solmary
    Feb 10

    Thank you so much I have been trying all the different things I must say it has helped a great deal ☺️