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    long story short..son has special needs and pat of it means he wont eat as most kids or adults do,
    We thought it had turned a corner cos he eats chicken now lol
    Anyway he like cheese & onion pasties from bakeries as long as he cant see/feel onions or potato.
    Can anyone give me a simple recipe ratio potato-cheese (i will mash up onions) and any other things i can add fo flavour?
    He loves philly cheese and strong chedder etc but not potatoes so its a way to disguise some veg(maybe a shredded carrot!)
    ANYONE who can help i would be so grateful.
    I bought the pie maker and he loves pastry.
    Any suggestions i will be grateful.
    xxxx

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    What about those breadcrumbed veg finger type things? Or are the veg pieces too chunky?

    Would it help him if he got involved in making the food, so although he could see what's going into it he'd perhaps be more tolerant of it?

    Would a veg drink be a better option for him to get his minerals and stuff - i've seen them around but can't remember what they're called.

    Maybe take him to a local allotment so he can see the veg growing. that might help him.

    hiya

    my son too has special needs and is a very fussy eater- and i found recently he loves the boursin mini cubes (meant for salads) -could mix in? also Asda apparently do potato alphabets letters made from carrots and potatoes- will let you know if i find them :-)

    Also found this simple cheese and onion pasty recipe with pictures

    cookuk.co.uk/veg…htm

    Original Poster

    wow will look at those tomorrow thanks

    scrumpy he did cookery in school-made him like pies lol

    I've made cheese and onion pasties before, they can get a bit oily, and make sure you don't over fill them as the pastry will split.

    I found a recipe on the baby centre, so it should be child friendly.
    community.babycentre.co.uk/pos…ies

    build on his cookery experience - that will be the best thing for him in the end as it will (hopefully) deal with his aversion to certain foods.

    You could buy the little le creuset individual pots, like these :

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/419NMcEoMhL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

    Or heart ones half price:

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51h7-0sQCOL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

    My friend uses these to cook individual pies in and they look (and taste) great, and if you put pastry ontop you could hide the tattys and onions.

    My son doesn't have special needs but he is pretty much the same
    He watches me cook so he sees what goes in, and getting him to cook it himself is the best way to get him to eat it. He would live on marguerita pizza and macaroni cheese if I let him.
    He will eat risotto, but if I try to hide stuff in food he gets really wary and then he won't eat anything.

    My daughter has special needs and with her it has to be full of flavour food. Used to hate chicken till I tried her with a curry. Apparently very common with kids with special needs. Before we relised this the fussier she got the more bland we made the food. Ooops!

    What about cheese and potato pie? You can blend the veg and mix with the cheese sauce. Also try Anabel Karmel recipe book as she has hidden veg in all the recipes

    Banned

    get a mini chopper which will puree and mix the cheese and potato (cooked) in seconds.

    this is a brilliant one from kenwood:-

    currys.co.uk/gbu…tml

    Sorry to be ignorant, but when you say special needs, how does that affect his eating? Does his condition mean that he physically can't swallow certain textures, or just that he is very specific about what he wants to eat. My son is not special needs, but is quite 'texture' specific about foods. As a toddler - he never liked anything with a 'gritty' texure (potatoes, peas, pears etc). Even now he doesn't like anything that goes 'slippery' when cooked (onions, leeks, roasted peppers...)


    Edited by: "jelli89" 25th Apr 2011

    Original Poster

    Oh you're not ignorant!
    He has Noonan Syndrome and from being born failed to thrive..birthweight 7lb 4oz lost to under 6lb and took 6 weeks to regain birth weight! he then wouldnt wean and when he did would have just fromage frais (smooth) and Heinz tuna & pasta bake mums own range-i tried all other flavours and made my own but no chance..he then liked naan bread with curry sauce on and rice pudding but had them 2 o 3 times then never again. I managed to get him on jacket spuds (removed the potatoed mashed with philadelphia and butter(i know its fattening but he was so underweight i threw calories in everything!) Anyway the stand in HV advised me to blend carrots and add to the potato and he hasnt touched a potato since!
    Have seen dieticians etc...we cant figure what he dislikes or why he should..he likes now chicken breast curry, philadelphia butties or on any crackers almost, chicken breast in gravy on waffles, some bfast cereals, odd bananas, hot choc.
    He did a cookery course at school and tried everything and decided he liked meat(mince) and potato pies-so he eats those now!
    We dont let him get away with everthing..hes 8 now and its a little easier-but we cant eat out and we go all inclusive on hols so he has choices.
    I am so grateful for the above and will check all of them out! Thanks xx

    jelli89

    Sorry to be ignorant, but when you say special needs, how does that … Sorry to be ignorant, but when you say special needs, how does that affect his eating? Does his condition mean that he physically can't swallow certain textures, or just that he is very specific about what he wants to eat. My son is not special needs, but is quite 'texture' specific about foods. As a toddler - he never liked anything with a 'gritty' texure (potatoes, peas, pears etc). Even now he doesn't like anything that goes 'slippery' when cooked (onions, leeks, roasted peppers...)


    Original Poster

    oh and we had hi cal juice off the dietician and powder to add to stuff to add calories-he didnt like any he tried (but they were yuck)

    my son had those drinks and also didnt like them after a few tries.... ho hum our kids eh?

    forgot to post this recipe link- sounds delicious

    netmums.com/foo…35/

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    sian744

    my son had those drinks and also didnt like them after a few tries.... ho … my son had those drinks and also didnt like them after a few tries.... ho hum our kids eh?forgot to post this recipe link- sounds delicious http://www.netmums.com/food/Cheese_and_Potato_Whirls.35/



    this is good too i will have a go! need the mustard i dont think we got any in

    i dont like mustard myself but i even think it sounds rather tasty

    Original Poster

    i think it brings out the flavour..

    i usually make my own pastry but im going to buy some jusroll to try these.

    sian744

    i dont like mustard myself but i even think it sounds rather tasty


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