lunch time receipes for my 1yr old

Michelle - posted on 01/27/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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Hi i was wondering if anyone had any lunch time receipes for my 1yr old,becacuse i want to stop feeding her jar food and i have run out of new things, Thanks a lot:)

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Is she eating finger foods?? I just made my one year old some pasta (we used rotini bc she handles it well) and I made a sauce buy taking some frozen peas and carrots and cooking them in some water. Then I pureed them in the blender and added shredded cheddar cheese and a little cream cheese and poured this sauce over the pasta. Its yummy and nutritious! I even had it for lunch myself. You can check out wholesomebabyfoodscom for recipe ideas

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Alena - posted on 02/03/2009

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My son really likes Sweet Potatos. I bake one in the microwave and then cube it up.  He also really likes string cheese cut into chunks and yogurt with pureed fruit in it, blackberries, blueberries, bannanas. He also LOVES Beenee Weenees, chicken & dumplins and green beans. I am all about the convienence, since I don't cook but about one "meal" a week for my husband and I.  When I do cook, I will make about one serving extra (pasta, rice, veggies) and then freeze small amounts for my son to have as a quick meal. The plastic Gerber baby food containers are the perfect size.   I also try to offer him whatever we are having, even if he has already eaten. This way he gets used to eating what Mommy and Daddy are eating. I'm trying to avoid being a short order cook in the future.

Becky - posted on 01/27/2009

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My daughter tried table food @ around 8 months, and never went back! I keep frozen chicken tenders or patties, easy mac, canned green beans/peas and carrots/corn, spaghetti o's, chef boyardee ravioli in my house at all times. They are all easy, fast, and just her size! Well, except for the stuff that needs to be cut up. I just try to keep her diet balanced. Oh, canned fruit, too!

Jamie - posted on 01/27/2009

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My son loves pasta like everyone else seemed to mention.  He loves steamed veggies as well.  I also make him grilled cheese on whole grain bread, or jelly and cream cheese sandwiches.  He loves them!  There is a pasta out there(forget the name) but it is a veggie spiral pasta.  I make that and then put it in chicken/vegetable stock and add all kinds of veggies.(carrots, celery, zucchini, mushroom, asparagus, fresh spinach, etc...) and let it cook until the veggies are nice and soft.  He LOVES that.  He also loves cheese dogs... I don't give them to him a lot though, but he really enjoys them when he gets to have one.  He loves cheddar cheese also.  I just cut it in small pieces and he devours it.  Hope that helped.

Sarah - posted on 01/27/2009

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There are a lot of good receipe books for babies at the library, I just take them to a photocopy place and print off the ones that I like the sounds of. Heres one of my favorites:

CHEESY SAUCE

1/2 c. chopped butternut squash

1/2 c. broth or low fat milk

1/4 c. grated cheddar cheese

garlic powder

onion powder

Put squash in microwave safe dish, add 1 tbsp water, cover and cook 1 1/2 minutes. Puree squash using hand blender, gradually add 1/2 c. liquid while pureeing. Transfer mixture to a small saucepan. Stir in cheese until melted. Add a shake of garlic powder and onion powder and stir.

CHEESY STARS

1/4 c. star shaped pasta

2 c. water

1/2 c. prepared cheesy sauce

In small saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add stars, return to a boil. Cook 10-12 minutes or until tender. Drain, add 1/2 c. cheesy sauce and mix.

I know it sounds time consuming, but its not bad. I puree vegetables once a week then put them in baggies measured and marked in the freezer. I hide all sorts of pureed veggies in my meals for the family and I always have pre-pureed fruits and veggies for my little man, since he wont eat baby food.

Brenda - posted on 01/27/2009

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I have been using "micro" pasta.  It's no bigger than rice and makes a good base to put veggies w/ (I use carrots and broccoli).  I just prepare the pasta till just before aldente.  Drain, and add the veggies along w/ some chicken stock.  I usually keep this in the fridge and then add whatever kind of meat we are having.  He really seems to like it.

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