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happyone
08-16-2008, 11:09 PM
Does anyone have any recommendations/tips for making meals to suit all needs? I want to make sure my daughter (17 mos) gets all the nutrients/fat/colories she needs, but I don't necessarily want the rest of my family eating all her high calorie meals. DO you make separate meals for your kids with cf, or do you just try to fatten up what you make for evertone else? I found a bunch of really great reciped geared for CF kids, but with over 20g of fat per serving, not so good for everyone else. I've been thinking about making a few meals for her than just freezing the rest, but that will still really limit what she can have (our freezer isn't that big) ANyway, just wanted to see if anyone has come up with any good tricks.

Thanks!

happyone
08-16-2008, 11:09 PM
Does anyone have any recommendations/tips for making meals to suit all needs? I want to make sure my daughter (17 mos) gets all the nutrients/fat/colories she needs, but I don't necessarily want the rest of my family eating all her high calorie meals. DO you make separate meals for your kids with cf, or do you just try to fatten up what you make for evertone else? I found a bunch of really great reciped geared for CF kids, but with over 20g of fat per serving, not so good for everyone else. I've been thinking about making a few meals for her than just freezing the rest, but that will still really limit what she can have (our freezer isn't that big) ANyway, just wanted to see if anyone has come up with any good tricks.

Thanks!

happyone
08-16-2008, 11:09 PM
Does anyone have any recommendations/tips for making meals to suit all needs? I want to make sure my daughter (17 mos) gets all the nutrients/fat/colories she needs, but I don't necessarily want the rest of my family eating all her high calorie meals. DO you make separate meals for your kids with cf, or do you just try to fatten up what you make for evertone else? I found a bunch of really great reciped geared for CF kids, but with over 20g of fat per serving, not so good for everyone else. I've been thinking about making a few meals for her than just freezing the rest, but that will still really limit what she can have (our freezer isn't that big) ANyway, just wanted to see if anyone has come up with any good tricks.

Thanks!

happyone
08-16-2008, 11:09 PM
Does anyone have any recommendations/tips for making meals to suit all needs? I want to make sure my daughter (17 mos) gets all the nutrients/fat/colories she needs, but I don't necessarily want the rest of my family eating all her high calorie meals. DO you make separate meals for your kids with cf, or do you just try to fatten up what you make for evertone else? I found a bunch of really great reciped geared for CF kids, but with over 20g of fat per serving, not so good for everyone else. I've been thinking about making a few meals for her than just freezing the rest, but that will still really limit what she can have (our freezer isn't that big) ANyway, just wanted to see if anyone has come up with any good tricks.

Thanks!

happyone
08-16-2008, 11:09 PM
Does anyone have any recommendations/tips for making meals to suit all needs? I want to make sure my daughter (17 mos) gets all the nutrients/fat/colories she needs, but I don't necessarily want the rest of my family eating all her high calorie meals. DO you make separate meals for your kids with cf, or do you just try to fatten up what you make for evertone else? I found a bunch of really great reciped geared for CF kids, but with over 20g of fat per serving, not so good for everyone else. I've been thinking about making a few meals for her than just freezing the rest, but that will still really limit what she can have (our freezer isn't that big) ANyway, just wanted to see if anyone has come up with any good tricks.
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<br />Thanks!

PlumPerfect
08-17-2008, 05:15 PM
my little guy is only 2 months, so we are not there yet but I too have been thinking about this for the future. I would assume that you could do things like cassorals and baked dishes just put extra into a section for your little one. just from me trying to eat healthy I have had to eliminate things in my section of food. plus you could do alot of the same dish but a add in a little baking dish for your lo. they have those baking pans for toaster ovans that would be great for this. Also think about adding alot into snack times instead or those shakes that I have seen others on here giving there lo's.

PlumPerfect
08-17-2008, 05:15 PM
my little guy is only 2 months, so we are not there yet but I too have been thinking about this for the future. I would assume that you could do things like cassorals and baked dishes just put extra into a section for your little one. just from me trying to eat healthy I have had to eliminate things in my section of food. plus you could do alot of the same dish but a add in a little baking dish for your lo. they have those baking pans for toaster ovans that would be great for this. Also think about adding alot into snack times instead or those shakes that I have seen others on here giving there lo's.

PlumPerfect
08-17-2008, 05:15 PM
my little guy is only 2 months, so we are not there yet but I too have been thinking about this for the future. I would assume that you could do things like cassorals and baked dishes just put extra into a section for your little one. just from me trying to eat healthy I have had to eliminate things in my section of food. plus you could do alot of the same dish but a add in a little baking dish for your lo. they have those baking pans for toaster ovans that would be great for this. Also think about adding alot into snack times instead or those shakes that I have seen others on here giving there lo's.

PlumPerfect
08-17-2008, 05:15 PM
my little guy is only 2 months, so we are not there yet but I too have been thinking about this for the future. I would assume that you could do things like cassorals and baked dishes just put extra into a section for your little one. just from me trying to eat healthy I have had to eliminate things in my section of food. plus you could do alot of the same dish but a add in a little baking dish for your lo. they have those baking pans for toaster ovans that would be great for this. Also think about adding alot into snack times instead or those shakes that I have seen others on here giving there lo's.

PlumPerfect
08-17-2008, 05:15 PM
my little guy is only 2 months, so we are not there yet but I too have been thinking about this for the future. I would assume that you could do things like cassorals and baked dishes just put extra into a section for your little one. just from me trying to eat healthy I have had to eliminate things in my section of food. plus you could do alot of the same dish but a add in a little baking dish for your lo. they have those baking pans for toaster ovans that would be great for this. Also think about adding alot into snack times instead or those shakes that I have seen others on here giving there lo's.

LiVeLaUgHLoVe
08-18-2008, 12:52 AM
I'm only 14 but I happened to find this post...and we have the same problem in my house. My dad needs to lose weight and I need to gain weight! What we do is my mom always makes me seperate scandishakes with meals, and puts the weight-gaining powder and olive oil only on my plate. We all eat the same meals. I just get extra high-calorie snacks throughout the day. I don't know if that helped at all...just thought I'd share my story <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

LiVeLaUgHLoVe
08-18-2008, 12:52 AM
I'm only 14 but I happened to find this post...and we have the same problem in my house. My dad needs to lose weight and I need to gain weight! What we do is my mom always makes me seperate scandishakes with meals, and puts the weight-gaining powder and olive oil only on my plate. We all eat the same meals. I just get extra high-calorie snacks throughout the day. I don't know if that helped at all...just thought I'd share my story <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

LiVeLaUgHLoVe
08-18-2008, 12:52 AM
I'm only 14 but I happened to find this post...and we have the same problem in my house. My dad needs to lose weight and I need to gain weight! What we do is my mom always makes me seperate scandishakes with meals, and puts the weight-gaining powder and olive oil only on my plate. We all eat the same meals. I just get extra high-calorie snacks throughout the day. I don't know if that helped at all...just thought I'd share my story <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

LiVeLaUgHLoVe
08-18-2008, 12:52 AM
I'm only 14 but I happened to find this post...and we have the same problem in my house. My dad needs to lose weight and I need to gain weight! What we do is my mom always makes me seperate scandishakes with meals, and puts the weight-gaining powder and olive oil only on my plate. We all eat the same meals. I just get extra high-calorie snacks throughout the day. I don't know if that helped at all...just thought I'd share my story <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

LiVeLaUgHLoVe
08-18-2008, 12:52 AM
I'm only 14 but I happened to find this post...and we have the same problem in my house. My dad needs to lose weight and I need to gain weight! What we do is my mom always makes me seperate scandishakes with meals, and puts the weight-gaining powder and olive oil only on my plate. We all eat the same meals. I just get extra high-calorie snacks throughout the day. I don't know if that helped at all...just thought I'd share my story <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

MicheleGazelle
08-18-2008, 01:14 AM
We do some customizing. Like when we make homemade pizza, each section gets different toppings and each person gets a different amount set aside for them. My son with CF tends to get the lion's share. Or when we make cornish hen, we make different side dishes for different people. But I don't focus on getting more calories or more fat per se. I focus instead on getting the right foods into us (I and my oldest both have a form of CF). As we have gotten healthier, we gradually have found that we need less food to keep a good weight. My son wcf is beefier than he has ever been.

There are a few recipes on my website if you are interested:<a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://www.healthgazelle.org/recipes.shtml">Recipes</a>

MicheleGazelle
08-18-2008, 01:14 AM
We do some customizing. Like when we make homemade pizza, each section gets different toppings and each person gets a different amount set aside for them. My son with CF tends to get the lion's share. Or when we make cornish hen, we make different side dishes for different people. But I don't focus on getting more calories or more fat per se. I focus instead on getting the right foods into us (I and my oldest both have a form of CF). As we have gotten healthier, we gradually have found that we need less food to keep a good weight. My son wcf is beefier than he has ever been.

There are a few recipes on my website if you are interested:<a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://www.healthgazelle.org/recipes.shtml">Recipes</a>

MicheleGazelle
08-18-2008, 01:14 AM
We do some customizing. Like when we make homemade pizza, each section gets different toppings and each person gets a different amount set aside for them. My son with CF tends to get the lion's share. Or when we make cornish hen, we make different side dishes for different people. But I don't focus on getting more calories or more fat per se. I focus instead on getting the right foods into us (I and my oldest both have a form of CF). As we have gotten healthier, we gradually have found that we need less food to keep a good weight. My son wcf is beefier than he has ever been.

There are a few recipes on my website if you are interested:<a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://www.healthgazelle.org/recipes.shtml">Recipes</a>

MicheleGazelle
08-18-2008, 01:14 AM
We do some customizing. Like when we make homemade pizza, each section gets different toppings and each person gets a different amount set aside for them. My son with CF tends to get the lion's share. Or when we make cornish hen, we make different side dishes for different people. But I don't focus on getting more calories or more fat per se. I focus instead on getting the right foods into us (I and my oldest both have a form of CF). As we have gotten healthier, we gradually have found that we need less food to keep a good weight. My son wcf is beefier than he has ever been.

There are a few recipes on my website if you are interested:<a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://www.healthgazelle.org/recipes.shtml">Recipes</a>

MicheleGazelle
08-18-2008, 01:14 AM
We do some customizing. Like when we make homemade pizza, each section gets different toppings and each person gets a different amount set aside for them. My son with CF tends to get the lion's share. Or when we make cornish hen, we make different side dishes for different people. But I don't focus on getting more calories or more fat per se. I focus instead on getting the right foods into us (I and my oldest both have a form of CF). As we have gotten healthier, we gradually have found that we need less food to keep a good weight. My son wcf is beefier than he has ever been.
<br />
<br />There are a few recipes on my website if you are interested:<a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://www.healthgazelle.org/recipes.shtml">Recipes</a>

Rebjane
08-19-2008, 10:48 PM
It is hard. What I have found helpful is to focus on healthy fats for the whole family. Like Olive oil, fish, nuts stuff like that. My daughter with CF gets whole milk; we drink skim. I put extra butter on my daughter with CF's pasta, and extra salt..so it's separate. I used to make scrambled eggs with extra butter and whole milk for my daughter; then wash the pan and make a healthier version for us. Same with oatmeal; I made hers separate with whole milk and add flax oil in it with brown sugar,yum. Some things I just can't even tempt myself with; like Nutella. My daughter would eat it by the spoonful. I just look at it and gain weight. So that goes away in the cabinet when she's done. HTH

Rebjane
08-19-2008, 10:48 PM
It is hard. What I have found helpful is to focus on healthy fats for the whole family. Like Olive oil, fish, nuts stuff like that. My daughter with CF gets whole milk; we drink skim. I put extra butter on my daughter with CF's pasta, and extra salt..so it's separate. I used to make scrambled eggs with extra butter and whole milk for my daughter; then wash the pan and make a healthier version for us. Same with oatmeal; I made hers separate with whole milk and add flax oil in it with brown sugar,yum. Some things I just can't even tempt myself with; like Nutella. My daughter would eat it by the spoonful. I just look at it and gain weight. So that goes away in the cabinet when she's done. HTH

Rebjane
08-19-2008, 10:48 PM
It is hard. What I have found helpful is to focus on healthy fats for the whole family. Like Olive oil, fish, nuts stuff like that. My daughter with CF gets whole milk; we drink skim. I put extra butter on my daughter with CF's pasta, and extra salt..so it's separate. I used to make scrambled eggs with extra butter and whole milk for my daughter; then wash the pan and make a healthier version for us. Same with oatmeal; I made hers separate with whole milk and add flax oil in it with brown sugar,yum. Some things I just can't even tempt myself with; like Nutella. My daughter would eat it by the spoonful. I just look at it and gain weight. So that goes away in the cabinet when she's done. HTH

Rebjane
08-19-2008, 10:48 PM
It is hard. What I have found helpful is to focus on healthy fats for the whole family. Like Olive oil, fish, nuts stuff like that. My daughter with CF gets whole milk; we drink skim. I put extra butter on my daughter with CF's pasta, and extra salt..so it's separate. I used to make scrambled eggs with extra butter and whole milk for my daughter; then wash the pan and make a healthier version for us. Same with oatmeal; I made hers separate with whole milk and add flax oil in it with brown sugar,yum. Some things I just can't even tempt myself with; like Nutella. My daughter would eat it by the spoonful. I just look at it and gain weight. So that goes away in the cabinet when she's done. HTH

Rebjane
08-19-2008, 10:48 PM
It is hard. What I have found helpful is to focus on healthy fats for the whole family. Like Olive oil, fish, nuts stuff like that. My daughter with CF gets whole milk; we drink skim. I put extra butter on my daughter with CF's pasta, and extra salt..so it's separate. I used to make scrambled eggs with extra butter and whole milk for my daughter; then wash the pan and make a healthier version for us. Same with oatmeal; I made hers separate with whole milk and add flax oil in it with brown sugar,yum. Some things I just can't even tempt myself with; like Nutella. My daughter would eat it by the spoonful. I just look at it and gain weight. So that goes away in the cabinet when she's done. HTH

Ratatosk
08-20-2008, 11:32 AM
DS is such a picky eater that a lot of times we'll eat something other than what he eats. Fortunately the types of food he likes are fairly easy. I can throw some nuggets or fish sticks in the oven, make him a grilled cheese sandwich with lots of oil and butter. Greek yogurt... When we have pasta with sauce, he has plain noodles with parm cheese, salt and ketchup.

We drink skim milk, he drinks carnation instant breakfast with whole milk and cream.

We do have a separate snack cupboard just for him. Out of sight, out of mind, though sometimes I will get into his stash. I've learned to buy smaller snack sizes of chips so we won't be tempted by an open big bag.

Ratatosk
08-20-2008, 11:32 AM
DS is such a picky eater that a lot of times we'll eat something other than what he eats. Fortunately the types of food he likes are fairly easy. I can throw some nuggets or fish sticks in the oven, make him a grilled cheese sandwich with lots of oil and butter. Greek yogurt... When we have pasta with sauce, he has plain noodles with parm cheese, salt and ketchup.

We drink skim milk, he drinks carnation instant breakfast with whole milk and cream.

We do have a separate snack cupboard just for him. Out of sight, out of mind, though sometimes I will get into his stash. I've learned to buy smaller snack sizes of chips so we won't be tempted by an open big bag.

Ratatosk
08-20-2008, 11:32 AM
DS is such a picky eater that a lot of times we'll eat something other than what he eats. Fortunately the types of food he likes are fairly easy. I can throw some nuggets or fish sticks in the oven, make him a grilled cheese sandwich with lots of oil and butter. Greek yogurt... When we have pasta with sauce, he has plain noodles with parm cheese, salt and ketchup.

We drink skim milk, he drinks carnation instant breakfast with whole milk and cream.

We do have a separate snack cupboard just for him. Out of sight, out of mind, though sometimes I will get into his stash. I've learned to buy smaller snack sizes of chips so we won't be tempted by an open big bag.

Ratatosk
08-20-2008, 11:32 AM
DS is such a picky eater that a lot of times we'll eat something other than what he eats. Fortunately the types of food he likes are fairly easy. I can throw some nuggets or fish sticks in the oven, make him a grilled cheese sandwich with lots of oil and butter. Greek yogurt... When we have pasta with sauce, he has plain noodles with parm cheese, salt and ketchup.

We drink skim milk, he drinks carnation instant breakfast with whole milk and cream.

We do have a separate snack cupboard just for him. Out of sight, out of mind, though sometimes I will get into his stash. I've learned to buy smaller snack sizes of chips so we won't be tempted by an open big bag.

Ratatosk
08-20-2008, 11:32 AM
DS is such a picky eater that a lot of times we'll eat something other than what he eats. Fortunately the types of food he likes are fairly easy. I can throw some nuggets or fish sticks in the oven, make him a grilled cheese sandwich with lots of oil and butter. Greek yogurt... When we have pasta with sauce, he has plain noodles with parm cheese, salt and ketchup.
<br />
<br />We drink skim milk, he drinks carnation instant breakfast with whole milk and cream.
<br />
<br />We do have a separate snack cupboard just for him. Out of sight, out of mind, though sometimes I will get into his stash. I've learned to buy smaller snack sizes of chips so we won't be tempted by an open big bag.