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13/04/2013 at 18:37
We're going on a family holiday abroad this summer to a nice resort (without our own cooking facilities) with our 2 year old boy who is a bit of a fussy eater. I generally struggle anytime I take him to a restaurant as it's rare he will eat anything from a kids menu so I'm a bit nervous how we'll manage over a week with just a kids menu to order from.Last time we went to a resort abroad I ended up feeding him Hipp 12mths + toddler meals which I'd packed as emergency back up but I ended up using them all. So I want to take at least 1 pre packaged meal from the UK for each day we are there so at least he will eat one good meal a day. He loves all the Hipp ones (in the heart shape flat boxes which don't need chilling) but they are all quite similar, mostly tomato based pasta meals, or one risotto.Can anyone recommend some other non chilled good meals for toddlers I can take? I've not tried him on the Heinz ones as they never look that appealing! I was thinking I'd take a jar of pesto with me too as he loves that and I can always ask for some plain pasta.Any tips gratefully received
13/04/2013 at 18:54
I've got a 4 yr old with feeding difficulties so I understand your anxieties. I tried the Heinz ones this week as went to a wedding and I knew that he wouldn't be able to manage the children's meal provided. It was a veg spaghetti one so tomato based but my son enjoyed it and could manage it (he is very texture sensitive) and it was long life so suitable for travelling and keeping in the bag until needed. the waiter heated it up for us. I think the plain pasta is a good idea. My son likes tomato soup so I tend to try and order stuff like that froma the starters if we are going to a café and chop stuff up to put in it.
13/04/2013 at 19:00
Thanks Carole. I sympathise totally, it's not easy trying to feed our little ones when out and about! I'll give the Heinz ones a try I think. xx
13/04/2013 at 19:44
We did this when we went abroad when N was about 18 months as he was a terrible eater. I took the Hipp ones mostly and a couple of tins of Heinz spag shapes (Thomas/peppa) which the hotel happily heated up for us. He mainly also ate chunks of ham and cheese with bread on the side (like a deconstructed sandwich) and chips.
Even now at 2y8m he's terrible when we go out for a meal as just doesn't want to eat. I think it's just a real chore for him.
Pesto is a good idea too, and does he eat breakfast well? I always take the sachets of oatso simple porridge as I know he'll eat that and can use local milk to make it up. If he eats a goo breakfast and then snacks on fruit it does take the pressure off for the rest of the day.
13/04/2013 at 19:46
What does your LO eat at home? Is there a way of creating a 'to go' version?
13/04/2013 at 19:51
What about the kids tins that Asda do? They have all sorts from beans and sausage to sweet and sour with rice
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