breakfast ideas?

Sandra - posted on 09/29/2009 ( 21 moms have responded )

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I still give my 14 month old daughter oatmeal cereal in the morning, or my mother-in-law (MIL) for that matter, as I work. What do you moms give your children for breakfast? I need something easy so that i can give to my MIL so that she can feed my daughter. Any ideas?

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Tara - posted on 10/08/2009

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Jared eats 1 frozen waffle and cut up fruit or 1 egg with whole wheat toast and cut up fruit. With both of them he gets a cup of milk.

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Laura - posted on 09/06/2011

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We like yogurt, fruit, toaster waffles, peanut butter and toast, bagels, french toast sticks. You can get all these things organic/whole grain if it's your preference. And of course everything is cut up small or mashed. :)

Kathleen - posted on 09/01/2011

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bagels, toast, heck oatmeal (make sure it's low in sugar as many of the flavored stuff has way too much), malt-o-meal, cream of wheat, cereal with milk. Really anything you would eat for breakfast. I gave my son eggs around that time assuming she has no allergies. I even have done toast or bagel with peanut butter. Yogurt and cereal/granola. There is also waffells, pancakes ( i have even done frozen plus frozen waffels are great for teethers). I usually have fruit or fruit cups around. Though I will have to admit now...for breakfast...it is whatever he will eat. Sometimes it's a peanut butter and jelly sandwich lol.

Jennifer - posted on 03/14/2011

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pancakes with banana or strawberry in the batter, that way she wont need syrup to sweet them and can eat them by herself if broken into little pieces, grilled cheese is good too. or even just bits of cheese with pieces of bread. plain or vanilla yogurt with frest fruit like kiwi, banana, strawberry, or orange is good too.

Dawn - posted on 10/08/2009

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I give my son whole wheat toast with butter & cut up fruit and on the weekends we change it up and do waffles or pancakes.

Robyn - posted on 10/07/2009

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I give my daughter whole wheat toast with soya butter, but i'm sure regular margerine is fine, eggos with a little bit of maple syrup, scrambled eggs and toast(you can do the scrambled eggs in the microwave) a fruit cup works too, ummm....sometimes i throw in a couple of pieces of cheese with her breakfast, she loves it. you can also give yogurt with the meals too, just for a treat at the end

Emily - posted on 10/05/2009

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Fruit laasi is my girls favorite. Add 1 small avocado, 60-70ml of formula milk and 3-5 tablespoon of baby yogurt. Blend all these together and ready to be fed. Besides avocado you may also use mango, banana etc.

Anna - posted on 10/05/2009

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We eat toast and wheatbiix for breakfast the whole family. We have banana or marmite usually on our toast. We have had friut and yogurt for pudding, sandwiches for lunch or egg and soldiers. I would stick with whole cerals for breakfast be careful of cherios and such because their sugar content is quite high. Good luck

Sonya - posted on 10/05/2009

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My daughter eats cereal, cream of wheat, scrambled eggs!!!, toast, bagels, pancakes(the microwavable ones), yogurt, or fruit... All I can say is try everything you never know what she may or may not like :)

Destiney - posted on 10/04/2009

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i give my son scrambled eggs and buscuits and grilled cheese but he eats everything

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Whole grain waffles are great for breakfast too, and an easy way to sneak some extra fiber into their diet. My 14-month-old eats a plain waffle with a banana in the morning, along with some cereal (usually Chex or Cheerios), and a cup of milk.

Shanna - posted on 10/02/2009

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For breakfast I usually give Brooke either a yogurt and cereal (multi-grain cheerios or some my cereal) or oatmeal, sometimes toast but she doest really like toast. For lunch she is at daycare so I will pack either leftovers from supper the night before or vegetable soup or grilled cheese SOMETIMES when I'm running late I will just pack a gerber graduates meal. And for supper she gets whatever we are having. She snacks a lot lately she'll have organic toddler mum mums (i think thats what they're called) or graham crackers, ritz crackers, yogurt, cheese, fruit, graduate veggie dips, etc.

Jessica - posted on 10/01/2009

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Lunch is anything from the night befores left overs, pasta, a sandwich, a bowl of mixed veg (carrots, broccoli, coliflour, sweet potato etc) or fruit. She loves cheese sticks so she often has one of them with lunch. Egg break is another favourite for lunch. She still eats stage 2 baby food for dinner because my husband works late so I dont start tea until she is in bed but she usually has some vegies with that.

Amy - posted on 09/30/2009

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I do a bowl of Quaker oats (not the cereal, but the actual oatmeal) with his vitamins and fruit mashed in it. The fruit varies by what we have...banana, peaches, kiwi, mango, or anything else that's mushy enough on its own to mash in with it. He'll also eat some cheerios (while I'm making the oatmeal and it's cooling down). He usually drinks a cup of milk with breakfast. I figure that way, I'm hitting 3 of the 5 of the food groups in one meal. For lunch, he eats some kind of fruit and leftovers from dinner the night before, or a ham and cheese quesadilla and some broccoli or green beans, or a jar of baby food if we didn't have any leftovers, and I'm just eating a salad or something. Sometimes he'll have yogurt, too. He'll have a snack in the afternoon, usually some milk and fruit and cheerios. Then for dinner, he eats what we eat, which really forces me to cook healthy. I want to make sure he's getting enough veggies and proteins along with his dairy and fruit and starches. Tonight, for example, we had chicken, rice pilaf (just rice-a-roni - it was good!), broccoli, and squash. It was a pretty good well-rounded meal.

But he does LOVE scrambled eggs with cheese. I figure it's a good way for him to get calcium and protein, so we'll do that for lunch sometimes, too. He doesn't get any juice because he's eating enough fruits that he really doesn't need it, plus he goes crazy with sugar because he doesn't get it very often! Throughout the day, he's drinking lots of water, though!

Mary - posted on 09/30/2009

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We give Miley a Gerber Graduate Cereal bar and some fruit for breakfast! For lunch she will eat some pasta, carrots (or any veggie, carrots are just her favorite) and leftover fruit from breakfast! Then for snack after nap, she gets toast and Gerber Graduates Fruit Snacks (new favorite treat!) and a cup of juice. At dinner, she usually gets what we eat, unless its spaggetti or soup or anything along them messy things, then she will get a Gerber Graduate meal and a piece of buttered bread and fruit!

Pam - posted on 09/30/2009

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We give Cailyn yougurt and a piece of fruit or Cereal (Cheerios or Special K) for breakfast. She love's picking out the flavor of yogurt and fruit.

Krista - posted on 09/30/2009

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For breakfast we give Parker cereals like cheerios or Life. I rotate those with his regular "baby" cereal. They say you are supposed to give that until 18 months, but he was sick of them and didn't want to eat them anymore. I also will make these Fiber One Apple Cinnamon muffins on occasion. He enjoys them! We give fruit as well in the AM and at lunch. I give a veggie at dinner. His lunch I rotate as well - sometimes I will scramble an egg and sprinkle in some cheddar cheese. We give cottage cheese (4%) with fruit, sometimes a turkey "sandwich" (all the ingredients, just not necessarily in sandwish form). He also will eat grilled cheese. Dinner he usually eats what we eat. We either cut it really small or puree some meats (I think steak is the only one now). I hope that helps!

Sandra - posted on 09/30/2009

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Jessica:
Toast would be great, but i already give her a sandwich for lunch with cream cheese, ham, or strawberry jelly. What do you feed your daughter for lunch and dinner?

Sandra - posted on 09/30/2009

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Thanks Amanda for your response! I am also wondering if you feed her bagel, yogurt and fruit in the morning, you don't give her yogurt and fruit at other sittings or you also do?

Jessica - posted on 09/30/2009

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Toast is the easiest thing I give my daughter. She loves the independence of feeding herself and never gets bored of it as I change the spread I use regularly (vegemite, nutella, peanut butter). We also do various fruits, yogurt and any cereal thats in the cupboard. Scrambled eggs are another quick, easy and healthy option.

Amanda - posted on 09/29/2009

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I do a 1/4 of a whole wheat bagel, 1/3 yogurt with fruit bits that I mix up the day before, and small cubes of fresh fruit. I still spoon feed the yogurt to her because I don't want to deal with the mess. You could always cover the fruit pieces in yogurt and let her go to town!

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