recipes for 15months old

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Ella - posted on 04/19/2010

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My 15 mo. old well 16 mo. today still only wants jar food so I cut table food up and mix it with the jar food. He wakes around 7:30a and I give him oatmeal mixed with some random morning jar food and some cut up fruit with a cup of whole milk. He will also eat cereals like rice krispies or cherrios. For fresh fruit he loves bananas and peaches. Then he gets nothing but water till noon for lunch. We are usually playing or outside till then. For lunch I mix toddler meals from gerber with his jar food with water to drink. Then he plays with his sister till its nap time. He wakes from nap around 3:30-4. Then I give him a snack like fruit, yogurt, yogurt smoothie, dry cereal or applesauce till dinner. Dinners at 5-5:30pm. He also likes tuna and mashed potatoes. I dont usually give him juice until dinner and its only one cup. If he finishes it and wants more to drink then he gets water. This goes for his big sister too. Hope this helps.

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Naomi - posted on 05/01/2010

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my 16 mnth old daughter is not a very good eater at all. we give her the same food as ourselves most of the time but she tends to just play with it or spit it out, although she does really like ready brek an weetabix it really the only food we know she will eat.

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my son eats just about everything. he has many food allergies though like peanuts, milk, eggs and wheat, but he can eat some of these things sometimes (never peanuts though) i will give him a little dry cereal in the morning, with some kind of fruit like banana or strawberry or something. four hours later i will feed him lunch with like ravioli or meat sticks, or some kind of meat slices. he eats cut up peaches or pears or some other fruit and maybe some crackers (he has several kinds) and a vegetable of some kind. he also likes tomatoes. he will usually take a 2 hour nap after lunch. then 4 hours from lunch i give him dinner. some kind of chicken and rice stuff with green beans and carrots, or spaghetti, or lasagna, a little bread, he likes avacado, he can't have much cheese because it makes him all sneezy and his nose runs, he loves meats and sweet potatoes and mashed potatoes and pretty much anything we eat. i did a food/hunger journal type thing and found that he basically needed to eat a meal every 4 hours, so we've stuck with that. i give him a small snack of fruit puffs after his nap, and also another light snack a couple hours after dinner. he still breastfeeds, but that is only at naptime and bedtime.

Stevie - posted on 04/28/2010

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The best breakfast mine likes is scrambled eggs with tomato dices, bell pepper, onion, mushroom, hash brown squares, & cheese.
I also like to make him quesedillas with chicken, onions, bell peppers, mushroom, & cheddar cheese. You just sauté the veggies & chicken together, then heat tortilla on large skillet, add a layer of cheese, then add veggie/ckn mix, another layer of cheese, then another tortilla. Cook until cheese is melting & tortilla crisp, flip & make sure all cheese is melted!
I like to just add vegetables to random dishes...my son likes those more than meat or noodles lol

Angie - posted on 04/27/2010

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My daughter eats what we eat. For breakfast she has either eggs, toast, cherrios, muffin, cut up fruit (banana, grapes, strawberries, peach, ect.) For snacks she has crackers, cheese, fruit, cherrios, froot loops. For lunch and supper she eats what we are having we just cut it up smaller for her. Sphaghetti, hamburger, chicken, peas, green beans, brocoli, cooked carrots, ham, turkey, cheese, photatos, ect

Karen - posted on 04/27/2010

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my daughter pretty much eats whatever we eat. For breakfast, we usually have yogurt, cheerios, and fruit, or else scrambled eggs, toast and fruit. She loves scrambled eggs with spinach mixed in. Lunch is mac and cheese, or a sandwich and salad, or cheese, crackers, and a veggie (she can't get enough salad or raw cucumber these days). For dinner, she'll eat whatever we eat, but she loves noodles most of all. She won't eat meat, so she gets lots of cheese and eggs. Sorry I don't have any specific recipes - she just eats what we eat so there's nothing special there.

Nicole - posted on 04/23/2010

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My daughter eats
breakfast: whole grain waffles, whole grain pancakes, banana nut cheerios, wheat toast (one of these) and some fresh fruit
Lunch:PB&J, chicken breast, salad with lunch meat and cheese, lunch meats, cheese, cream cheese and strawberry on a wheat tortilla, lunch meat and cheese sandwich (one of these) with a fresh fruit and veggie
Dinner:Whatever we are having (I get most my recipes from this site http://www.eatingwell.com/ they are delicious and I love knowing she is getting the healthier version of everything) always served with a fresh fruit and veggie.
Snacks: banana nut cheerios, whole grain goldfish, string cheese, fruits, fruit smoothies, yogurt

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we just feed our 15 month old whatever we eat, i use all my regular recipes i might reduce the salt if i feel is necessary. i do not want to become a short order cook, so we are teaching him to eat what is on the table. so far, he likes and eats almost everything i put in front of him. if he wants fruit (we keep a bowl of fruit on the table) he can have some after his meal.

Emma - posted on 04/22/2010

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My son is fussy too, only eats macaroni & cheese for dinner! I do mix ham or chicken, & broccoli, peas & corn into it, as the cheesey sauce hides their taste. Any other tips on getting the little ones to try new foods?!?

Angela - posted on 04/22/2010

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home made hamburger helper(nothing like the box crap) with extra veggies grated, i grate carrot in to almost every thing now like spaghetti sauce. she likes shepherds pies, also home made with lots of veggies. bake health muffin, baby size. my babe like carrot and banana.

Angela - posted on 04/22/2010

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i am interested in that recipe for fish pie. I have never heard of it until i have read some of these posts. it sounds like the little ones really like it.

Siobhan - posted on 04/22/2010

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My little guy gets up at about 8 and has a bottle. Then 2 weetabix about an hour later. Goes back to bed for a nap for about 1-2 hours. He then gets up and has another bottle around 12.30 or 1. He has his dinner at about 2.30 which is normally a full meal (stew, casserole, sheperds pie, spaghetti, all home made). Then he goes back to bed for another nap usually lasting an hour and a half. Then he gets up and has porridge or ready brek with a little bit of honey for supper around 6.30. He then has another bottle and is in bed for about 8.30. He only drinks a little juice through the day, he doesnt seem to like drinking from a cup too much, although Ive tried alot. He would also have snacks of toast or dried cereal or raisins in between meals. Loves playing outside too :)

Jascinta - posted on 04/21/2010

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my son won't touch potato either.... he'll eat all his other vegies plain though.....loves his trees (brocoli) lol. and thank god he's always loved plain water too.

Vanessa - posted on 04/21/2010

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Ny son is the same way if that helps. Hei is a very picker eater. Deciding what to feed him get so complicated. How do I get his veggies to him without him spitting them out?

Gibson - posted on 04/21/2010

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my 16 months baby is very choosy. he still prefers his milk and cereal for breakfast and much later fresh juice. he occassionally eat solid

Misty - posted on 04/20/2010

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My little man is a great eater too, he eats everything I eat just about. Bottle cows milk first. Toast and vegemite, weetbix with mashed banana, or scrambled eggs is breakfast. Has a sippy cup of water constantly filled all day. Around 11 I give him a bowl of mixed fresh fruit which is his absolute favourite, should see his face light up. At lunch time he usually gets a mash mix of potato,sweet potato, pumpkin, brocolli, zuchinni, bit of butter and cheese. Some times it various a bit. I usually give him an afternoon snack some finger food, avocado, cheese type thing. Around 430 I give a sippy of juice and dinner time is always varied. He LOVES fish pie, (I can give recipe if anyone wants) anything from spaghetti,beef casserole,roast vegies and small chunks of meat finger food is a winner, home made fish fingers cut in bite size pieces, tonight we are having apricot chicken; Sometimes he has a bit of yogurt for desert. He gets to try treats too occasionally even tho I find fruit to be his absolute favourite!! He has another milk bottle to go to sleep and this works really well for us. He is a big boy (not fatty at all tho) constantly on the move and very busy so he burns alot of energy and eats alot of food!

Kelly - posted on 04/20/2010

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well, my daughter has allergies to almost everything under the sun, so we do LOTS of fresh/frozen veggies and fruits. Corn/wheat cereal for breakfast, about 2 hrs later a snack of either cereal or fruit depending on her mood. For lunch it's a fruit and veggie combo, maybe some meat if there's any leftover from dinner. Two hrs later another snack of fruit, maybe some veggie if that's what she wants. DInner is a veggie, possibly a starch depending on what we're having, and some meat. She can't drink milk, so she still gets formula with either breakfast OR dinner, otherwise water only. SInce she can only have the formula a bit longer we're trying to switch to rice milk (not very successful so far)

Jaci - posted on 04/20/2010

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My son is 16 months old and is the pickiest eater! For Breakfast he usually has a nutigrain bar and fresh fruit along with watered down juice. He still gets formula ( he is lactose intolerant and is having a hard time switching to any form of milk). He usually gets a sippy cup of formula around 11 for a mornign nap. For lunch, he has either mac and cheese, grilled cheese and ham sandwich or gerber ravioli. He usually will have some variety of the lunch for dinner! I always offer him what we are eating for dinner, but he reuses to even taste it! I can not get him to eat any meats or veggies! Any suggestions?

Shiralee - posted on 04/20/2010

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My daughter is 16months old. She has cows milk (in a sippy cup, she has been of a bottle since 12 months) when she wakes at 7ish then breakfast ranges from cereal to toast to eggs at about 8. (she loves scrambled eggs with tomato and cheese mixed through), morning tea is usually yoghurt with fruit or just fruit salad, cheese and carrot sticks or cheese and plane water crackers. Lunch is a sandwich with either vegemite (her favourite) or tuna/ham/chicken and salad. After her afternoon sleep she has saltanas with dried fruits, banana slice (sugar free which i bake), and sometimes if she didint have vegemite sandwich for lunch, she will eat one for afternoon tea. She has her milk (in a sippy cup) at 5pm and dinner is at 6 -6.30. For dinner she eates what we eat, so steak, chicken, lamb, all veg, pasta, rice and if we have salad she eats the tomato and cheese. bed is at 7.30 after a bath and brushing her teeth. she makes a lot of mess with dinner some night so bath after is best. My daughter loves her food and eats a lot during the day and usually not a lot at night. If she has an early afternoon tea she will eat more for dinner it just depends on the length of her afternoon sleep.

Mandi - posted on 04/20/2010

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My son Magnus is a heavy eater...breakfast usually consists of 2 packages of oatmeal or a banana with cereal. Snacks are between most meals for him; cheerios, apple crisps, animal crackers, etc. Lunch is served at his table (got rid of high chair) and consists of sandwich (ham turkey, etc.) or chicken with applesuce or some kind of side. Dinner is with a meat, veggie, and possible some bread. He is allergic to milk so we have to be careful and unfortunately he eats a lot of the same things because so many things contain milk.
The real shocker with my son is that he drinks approx 10 (sometimes more) cups a day! A couple are soy milk, and others are mostly water with a 1/4 juice. I asked the doc about it and she doesn't see any problems elsewhere so I guess all is good. I out-drinks all other children he is around!
I have ordered a 'Dairy-Free' cookbook and am waiting for it in the mail now. It contains 'realistic' meals to be made for children, etc. that are quick and easy....we are looking for some 'change'.

Dipti - posted on 04/20/2010

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my 16month old son must be the poorest n most baby-ish eater! he wakes up with his bottle of milk. couple of hours later he has baby cereal moixed with a fresh fruit puree. for lunch he has a meal of pasta/rice/rice noodles with chk/fish/chk liver/egg n few vegetables n pulses all cooked together n mashed...he won't eat it unless mashed!!!
bit later he eats a plain yoghurt, in the afternoon he has a bottle of milk n a snack of some cheese/fruit/cracker/sandwch. then dinner is similar to lunch topped with nibbles of our food and finally a bedtime bottle again.

Claire - posted on 04/19/2010

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Hi my daughter Maddie is just 16 months and I'm with you Carri! She'll wolf down breakfast - shreddies or rice krispies or wheat flakes and then toast and marmite. Then she has soy milk at 10am sometimes I also give her a cookie or a dried apricot or some raisins. Lunch at 12 is a sandwich made from 1 slice of bread and with soy cream cheese or ham or luncheon meat. She used to always eat the filling out and discard the bread but I tried toasting the bread today and she ate more of it so will keep on doing that. She'll chew a bit of cucumber but will then throw it on the floor - she'll do the same with crispbreads and potato crisps. Then she either has a jar of fruit puree stuff or some soy yoghurt. Only whole fruit she'll eat at the moment are strawberries. Around 3 - 3.30 she'll have more milk and maybe a cookie and then tea is about 5.30. I struggle to get any veg in her - she'll eat a few peas and sweetcorn but no other whole veg (she will eat veg if I cook and puree it and add it to spaghetti sauce for example). She'll eat pork and chicken sausages and lamb and beef mince but not a piece of meat. She won't touch potatoes - even chips! She loves pasta, will manage rice and loves tinned spaghetti in tomato sauce and baked beans. Am really struggling with food at the moment, its driving me completely loopy!! She has a dairy and egg allergy so no easy cheese on toast or macaroni cheese or scrambled or boiled egg. Also I'm not allowed to give her fish until she's two to help prevent her becoming allergic to that so I'm limited enough without her being picky. She eats a lot of spaghetti bolognese at the moment and sausages and I feel like a real crappy mum because of it.

Carri - posted on 04/19/2010

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Wow what great eaters you all have, my boy 16 months, eats weetbix and banana for breakfast, crackers and milk for morning tea, yoghurt and a very small sandwich at lunch then next to nothing for dinner. Apparently its a stage he's going through - I can't wait till he gets through the other side!! has this happened to anyone else?

CHRISSIE - posted on 04/19/2010

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Hi, My little girl (16 months) usually wakes up has weetbix and toast for brekkie, then morning tea is a bottle or cup of milk with a biscuit and rice chippies. Lunch is sandwiches, fruit (grapes and watermelon is the favorite at the moment), cheese slice, yoghurt. Afternoon tea is crackers and a fruit bar. Tea is usually veges with things such as mac n' cheese, fish pie, bridge pie, spagetti, baked beans, shephards pie, chicken nuggets.
Hope that helps.

Jascinta - posted on 04/16/2010

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hi :) my 15 and a half mth old boy wakes up at 7am still has milk straight away (only changed to cows millk bout a week ago) . by 8am has cereal ( was baby cereal- now weetbix or porriage with either fruit or nothing but cows milk added). between 9 and 10 i give him a variety of fruit cut up. he has a sleep at about 11 so before that i give him a cookie or peice of cake-morning tea ( cake is usually home made banana or carrot cake , and cookie is usually ginger nut). when he wakes up i give him two pieces of light rye bread with either avacado or creamcheese on it. sometimes i'll give him some corn or apple bits aswell, followed by some yogurt. then until dinner at 5pm he'll have little tastes of what we're eating ( cause hes a piggy lol). for dinner he usually gets some meat, a variety of vegies (brocolli, carrot, potato, peas/beans, corn ( loves it on the cob) etc) and pasta or rice. then some more milk just before bed at 7pm.

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