Easy Feeding Ideas?

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I am trying to figure out good lunches for my baby to eat-any suggestions?

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Ashley - posted on 06/15/2010

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My son will eat just about anything. . Normally for lunch we eat what we had for dinner the night before. He loves rice with peas, chicken and broccilli.
grilled cheese, hot dogs, jelly toast, cut up lunch meat and cheese with some smushed bread lol, noddles with a sauce(we have the magic bullet so the sauce could be for example - tomatoes, onions and avocado) very yummy - can go over noodles or rice. he likes any soup im eating. He LOVES fruit - watermelon, canteloupe, pears (the pairs in the jar, packed in WATER, have no added sugar and are super soft he can just munch away), sausage, and the list goes on..They can pretty much eat ANYTHING but peanut butter by now. there are so many quick things to make, but I find the easiest is to just prepare enough the night before and you are SET. :)

Sarah - posted on 06/15/2010

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My son hates all the prepped Gerber/ Beech Nut meals, so I give him regular mac and cheese (whole grain), grilled ham and cheese, grilled cheese, jelly sandwiches, sometimes egg sandwiches, (he loves scrambled eggs). Everything cut in small pieces and he loves that he can eat the by himself. If we have leftover pizza and I am having it, he will eat that too. I usually finish with some fruit or yogurt melts- just a little something sweet. Lately when I make pasta, I choose small noodles, like small shells or elbows and he will eat those too.

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jam sandwiches are always a winner!
sausage rolls broken into small pieces
sandwich meat, cuccumber and tomatoes cut into chunks
crushed 2 min noodles
soft boiled eggs
tinned spagetti cut into smaller pieces

Lady Heather - posted on 06/15/2010

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I usually steam her some veggies (steam enough for a few days and keep them in the fridge) and then we have cheese, tomato and cucumber sandwich or scrambled eggs and toast. Often we just have leftovers from dinner the day before. I just make lots of dinner so we can be lazy for lunch the next day. She also really likes black beans and brown rice cooked up in some mexican-type spices with tomato, cucumber, cilantro, avocado and a bit of sour cream. She goes nuts for it. So we have that once in a while too. Or I make a big batch of soup for a few days. Prepare in quantity and reheat makes it easier.

Kelly - posted on 06/14/2010

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my daughter loves 'gerber lil meals' they have these pasta pickups that are little raviolis and shes loves them to death. you can find them with all the different baby food. i always buy her all the different types of meals, they're easy to heatup and they're good for her.

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Roukaya - posted on 08/07/2010

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Oh and I found a easy recipe for chicken nugget. You just cut the chicken up into bit size pieces or use tenderloins coat them in mayo and roll them in crumbs, grease a baking tray and bake too easy.

Roukaya - posted on 08/07/2010

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I find my son loves to feed himself so I searched for different finger food recipes, I make alot of different vegetable fritters, falafel with mint yoghurt, I cut small bits of toast and spread it with cream cheese, cheese slices, baby ravioli, pasta in tomato based sauces, spaghetti bolognaise,small bits of torn up pizza with all different toppings for variety, torn up chicken, lots of mince because its easier to chew, teething rusks and other baby snacks from the supermarket, diced up avocado, tomato, cheese, mushroom and cucumber, strawberries, mangos, bananas and kiwi fruit diced, I make mini muffins and i usually hide veg in them or fruit mini mufins, also he likes fish fingers and hot chips with sauce (always salt reduced), eggs on toast. When he was smaller, I made alot of mashed pototo, sweet potato and pumpkin with peas and gravy, also tiny bits of meat mixed through sometimes, vegetable pasta sauces with little shell pasta, vegetable soup, bolognaise sauce, wheetbix, flavoured porridge, mashed banana and he liked baby yoghurt, milk arrowroot and rice crackers for snacks. Hope that helps.

Crystal - posted on 06/27/2010

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Hard boiled eggs, with toast cut up, blueberries, rasberries, crackers and cheese... Mini pizza's on a english muffin. Nachos cooked in the oven with salsa and cheese. Perogies, soup with crushed up crackers to make it thick enough for her to eat by herself cuz I know my daughter won't eat anything hand feed. My daughter loves food the list goes on and on

Kimmie - posted on 06/26/2010

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My 13 month old daughter loves meat cheese and crackers for lunch! Noodles too, any type. Chicken noodle soup is good with peas in it for some veggies.

Sherelle - posted on 06/26/2010

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My son likes to feed himself so anything he can pick up he will eat. So in addition to the Gerber meals I will let him try other things and so far he hasn't spit out anything. So cut up fruits or veggies are good, dry cereal like Cheerios etc., and he loves graham crackers for a snack. I also cut up meats like chicken or turkey for now. He also likes rice and pasta. When he was on stage 2 foods I would mimic chewing to help him get used to solids so now he chews everything good b4 he swallows. I also used to let him watch me eat so he would know what to do. I'm not too worried about utensils for now b/c he just flops the food around if u give him it on a spoon. They are at that oral stage where everything goes in the mouth so you have to kinda teach them what is OK and what isn't.

Anita - posted on 06/23/2010

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I am not sure how old your baby is, but at 12 months of age I was giving my son and daughter cheese sticks, cooked pasta (plain with some salt), boiled egg, 2 minute noodles, sandwiches with healthy filling (eg avacodo and chicken), fruit, cold cuts of meat (eg chicken loaf, ham), and a BIG favourite of my children is anything on a stick (kebab stick)... so I put cooked bits of carrot and chicken and other veges on a stick and they eat it all. hope this helps..

Rachael - posted on 06/22/2010

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Shanna - My guy used to do the same thing. I started feeding him soft stuff like that with my hands instead of a spoon, then gradually put it in his hands and put his hands up to his mouth. Little by little, he would take it when I offered it with my hands, and now he picks it up and eats it himself. It was like, at first, he thought it was wrong to use his hands to feed himself (except with cheerios or puffs), because that was "spoon food", so I had to show him that it was ok. Hope that helps!

Shanna - posted on 06/21/2010

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my son is 1 (6/20) and still won't pick up food to feed himself, he likes to play with the spoon. He'll eat teether biscuits and puffs but anything soft he just squeezes then throws his hands over the side and releases the food to the floor. He'll eat anything in pureed form though - fruit, veggie....combinations. Tried to give him thin slices of carrots and just played with it before the over the edge release. lol. Any ideas?

Charity - posted on 06/20/2010

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I buy a bunch of organic carrots at Costco and steam them for my son. He loves them! And they're even sweeter once they've been refridgerated. He eats them all week! He also really loves black beans and rice. I usually mix in some corn, mexican/taco seasoning and diced tomatoes. Sometimes I'll top it with cheese, but either way, he's a big fan. . . and it's good for him!

Rebecca - posted on 06/18/2010

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i love watching my daughter try to eat tinned spaghetti on toast! Or especially hokkein noodles in stirfrys!

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My daughter is kind of picky when it comes to normal food. I tried a grilled cheese and she ate a tiny bit then wasn't interested...however she loves waffles in the morning and snacks like puffs, yougurt bites, mum mum's. She is lactose sensitive so I have to be careful what I give her. However she kind of eats noodles or pasta but ends up playing with it instead of eating it...so frustrating!

Myranda - posted on 06/14/2010

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my daughter loves lunch meat cut up , grilled cheese cut up in small pieces, hot dogs chooped in small peices, mac and cheese and the list goes on , ,

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