Saturday, September 24, 2016

Israel Orders His Own Meal

Israel Dillard is less than two weeks away from his 18-month milestone! For those who haven't heard, Jill and Derick Dillard are back in the States for an extended visit. They have been enjoying time with family, as well as preparing for two upcoming weddings.

Yesterday while at a restaurant with "Mima" (Derick's mom, Grandma Cathy Dillard Byrum), the Dillards ordered Israel his own meal for the first time. The little guy looks quite proud of himself.


Photo courtesy dillardfamily.com

53 comments:

  1. Teaching them young that there doesn't have to be anything colorful on the plate. Noodles and tater tots and donuts and all the other Duggar food groups. :(

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    1. Dude, their main food group is pickles, and those are green.

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    2. I like Noodles @ Noodles and Co
      I like tater tots @ Sonic Drive Inn
      I like doughnuts @ Daylight Doughnuts
      Does that make me a Duggar? OR just an average Mid-West American. I don't eat it all the time and I don't believe they do either. We've all seen Anna, Jessa, and Jill really embrace whole foods and adiet full of all the clean natural foods as adults. As a mom of 3 girls I try to provide healthy foods but its a challenge to always

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    3. Mid-West Mom above, haven't you seen what's in their pantry and chest freezers? Total processed junk! And the kids go straight for it, as it's something they can grab and zap in the microwave by themselves. All they've shown Michelle cooking for years is eggs or noodles.

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  2. "Israel orders his own meal" or "the Dillards ordered Israel his own meal" - which is it? Those are two contradictory statements. If Israel ordered his own meal, you would expect it to be "ananas."

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  3. Oh ok. I thought he ordered it himself. Still too cute though.

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  4. He is adorable! Look at his handsome smile! :) Good job mommy and daddy. He's growing up to be quite a good boy.

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  5. It looks like fried chicken tenders and French fries...not so great for him. Where is the apple sauce OR green beans instead of French fries? Eating with his hands like his Aunt Josie? I gave my son Pastina as he could use a spoon to feed himself at that age.

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    1. You should probably email them directly and offer your nutritional counseling services.

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    2. It's called finger food.

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    3. It's called junk food.

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    4. It doesn't mean he eats like that 24/7...get a grip folks and lighten up...seriously...lol

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  6. Jill probably doesn't know better than to feed a child all that fried junk, but Cathy should. It doesn't even have the "unofficial school cafeteria vegetable," ketchup.

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    1. I've been a lunchlady for 18 yrs. and ketchup has never been considered a vegetable. But I do agree, for some reason, this is the kids favorite meal with ketchup! And yes we serve decent vegetables, not mushy overcooked like people accuse every lunchroom of. Helped cut up 75 lbs. of fresh cabbage today for tomorrow's menu.

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    2. Ketchup was going to be deemed a vegetable, remember back awhile?

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  7. Everybody complaining about what the kid is eating in 1...2...3...

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    1. Too late! You do have to admit, though, that it's not a healthy meal.

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    2. I know, right? There's not restaurant in the US that doesn't have chicken fingers and fries on their kids' menu.

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    3. Just because they're on a menu doesn't mean you make your kid eat them.

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  8. Oh how cute!
    Bet he was proud of himself😀

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  9. This is misleading. The title makes it sound like he can talk to the waiter and tell him what he wants

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    1. I agree that's exactly what I thought it meant at first glance. It SHOULD read, the Dillard's ordered Israel his own meal out for first time.

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  10. Who is the second wedding couple? (other then Jinger and Jer)

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    1. Derek's brother

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    2. Derick's brother Dan is also engaged to be married.

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  11. Is that something a child should be learning? Seems like there are more important things in life than eating in restaurants. Maybe they eat out too much.

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    1. Eating out is one of life's pleasures. Try it sometime.

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    2. Why complain about them eating out? They have to eat, and eating out is wonderful!

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    3. I can see how this discussion is drifting in a whole other direction.

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  12. What a big boy you are!!!good goingll

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  13. Is that Raggedy Ann and Andy on his bib? So vintage, so cute!

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  14. What kind of crazy restaurant offers that nutritional garbage as a kid's meal?

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    1. Are you an american? Do you live in america? have you looked at a kids meal menu in america, ever?? Chicken is NOT nutritional garbage. Most toddlers love chicken fingers or grilled cheese sandwich or spaghetti. And what parents in america order steamed veggies and grilled salmon for their child off the kids restaurant menu,or better yet, what restaurant would offer that to a little toddler in america? I don't think you are even a parent to make the comment as you have. So, until you have a toddler,and you ask your toddler what he or she wants to eat and they say grilled salmon and steamed veggies, then don't comment on what Israel happens to eat.

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  15. In Central America, he was eating avocados and bananas. In the US, he's eating fatty chicken nuggets and fries. Ugh. What went wrong?

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    1. Well, he is back in the U.S. Land of the free and home of the fried food.

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    2. And the home of the famous Tater Tot casserole!

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    3. He's at a restaurant. Most kids eat chicken fingers at a restaurant, and they're a good source of protein.

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    4. And a good source of fat, salt, crummy carbs, empty calories...

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    5. 9/27 @ 12:47am---you eat what you want and let the Dillard family eat what they want. Don't worry about it. Life is too short for you to care what other people are eating. Have a nice day and smile, and enjoy the rest of your day!

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    6. I won't lie sometimes I would order my kids this, but more often than not I asked if grilled chicken could be substituted, ( for a small fee some places), and most always fruit or carrots were also a choice instead of fries. I taught my kids early to eat veggies, some they like and don't like. At least they've tasted and decided for themselves. Recently my youngest discovered broccolini and Brussels sprouts and enjoys these very much. Restaurants usually serve such a huge portion of fries with one meal, it's enough for all four of us to share (without over indulging on them) and the rest of us can substitute extra veggies in our meal. BUT then some days you just gotta treat yourself and enjoy it!

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  16. And such a healthy meal...

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  17. Love that Isreal is odering own food. He is growing up so fast. Happy Anniversary Josh and Anna.

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  18. OH FOR GOODNESS SAKE ALL YOU PERFECT PARENTS, "CHILL OUT". He is having a treat. There is nothing to say he eats like this every day. He looks healthy to me, in fact the whole family looks healthy to me.

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    1. Yeah, they look like they've all enjoyed eating out a lot.

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    2. To the comment of "they look like they eat out a lot", I seriously feel very sorry for your angry, hurting heart, perhaps if you could worry more about feeding yourself spiritually you wouldn't feel so mean.

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  19. Most of the comments are truly rude. You can worry about your own child bur seriously, this little guy is healthy and loved...he isn't allowed a kids meal? I'm sure you each have never ordered chicken and fries...never. Worry about bigger issues in our world and if you have nothing decent to say about duggar then find another site to fill your time.

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    1. A to the men...And I'm a clapping...great comment...blessings😉

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  20. Wow.... seriously... Who here hasn't EVER had chicken tenders and fries??(unless you're a vegetarian) lol Or maybe ordered their kids a Happy Meal on occasion?? And who says that he always eats this kinda stuff? I mean, he's at a restaurant. :) ;)

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  21. I'd be willing to bet that most of the people complaining about this kid eating chicken fingers and fries at a restaurant are overweight themselves and/or have other vices. Who's with me?

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  22. I cannot believe all the dissing. So he had french fries and chicken, how do you all know they weren't baked. Even if they weren't, who cares it's a restaurant. Do you each healthy and forgo that 1000 calorie desert when you go out? Bet not. I sure they feed him very healthy at home since they are al perfect weight and not fat like alot of other kids ya see nowadays. He is so cute and they are great parents.

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