What kinds of foods do your children enjoy??

Shakwieda - posted on 09/13/2010 ( 13 moms have responded )

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My son is 15 months old and he is so picky. What he likes varies from day to day so im constantly trying to think of different foods to try. I need ideas;-)

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Maggie - posted on 10/15/2010

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we've been stuck on pasta (various shapes and colors for fun) and Knorr's pesto sauce (powder mixed w/ cup of milk, frozen in 2oz serving sizes)... plus fruit fruit fruit...

Danielle - posted on 10/14/2010

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We do a lot of foods that are convenient, ready to serve or just need a bit of microwaving.

frozen peas, nilla wafers, goldfish, squash (prep by steaming cubes of it and freezing in 1 to 2 serving tubs), are a few things others have not mentioned.

And for some reason she loves toast with butter (tried peanut butter as we already know she is not allergic but just wants butter only)

Tammy - posted on 10/13/2010

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My daughter likes hot dogs,mac and cheese,and pancakes,cheerios rise and potatos. My problem now is getting her to eat meet how ever it really doesn't matter as long as she eats her veggies. I think its a lack of teeth. Just feed him what ever he seems to eat most of I guess. That what I would do focus on what he seems to like and go from there.

Danielle - posted on 10/09/2010

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For breakfast, my daughter loves Banana Pancakes. I cut up bananas and put them in the batter. It gives them a sweeter taste without sugary syrup. She also LOVES anything with tofu. Home-made pizza with tofu, black olives, spinach, alfredo sauce, tomatoes and cheese. I also made a tofu lasagna last night, and she ate more than I have ever seen her eat. Tofu, pesto and veggie pasta is another big hit.

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my daught isnt so much fussy as she is just a typical toddler and likes things one and and not the next! i'll break down some foods we feed her that she likes into meals as im not sure what meal time your having trouble with.

breakfast
- any cerial (weetbix, cherrios, corn flakes, rice bubbles)
- porriage (i add extra milk at the end to turn in into a pudding sort of thing so its not as claggy)
- fruit (especially strawberries)
- pruins (loves these!!)
- yoghurt

snacks
- biscutes (both sweet and savary)
- crackers with french onion dip
- musley bars
- fruit sticks
- picklets with jam
- custard
- chips

lunch
- this is pretty much always sandwiches but i vary what is in them
- promite
- jam
- nutella
- ham and cheese
- cheese and tomatoe
- sandwich meat and sauce
- sausage rolls
- queshe

dinner
- is always what we had the night before. we cook alot of cassaroles and hot pots and i just wizz it up and add rice. that way she can get meat, veggies and carbs all in one and she doesnt know what it is to be fussy! spaghetti is always a winner and sausages!

Ashley - posted on 09/21/2010

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We have never changed the meal for my son. He eats what we eat. Simple. He isn't really picky as a result. I mean sure he doesn't really care for pickles, but he would eat a whole jar of olives. And he loves fish and peanut butter, but he will eat less hamburger, or steak, but will eat all of his ham. so he does have preferences just like anyone else, but he certainly doesn't get special treatment as a result. Hope this helps.

Paige - posted on 09/20/2010

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My daughter (15 mos old) likes anything (any veggies, fruit, poultry, grilled salmon, etc) except red meat and any other seafood. Actually I was surprised to see that in Ava because I am a picky eater myself but I am not complaining since I dont want her to become like me, lol. What she currently eats is all finger food because she likes to do it by herself. But it means that she doesnt know how to eat with a spoon/fork yet. She would get fussy a bit after I try to feed her with yogurt until she asks for a cereal bar or some fruits such as cantelope or peaches.

Christina - posted on 09/19/2010

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My daughter is funny about her food as well. She has an allergy risk to hot dogs, so I tried Vienna Sausages as a replacement so she didnt feel left out when her friends at daycare had hot dogs and she LOVES them. They are easy and don't cost to much either. She always loves the oatmeant peanut butter and jelly cookies. She thinks she is getting a cookie, but I know she is getting proteins and stuff that she needs :)

Shakwieda - posted on 09/18/2010

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Thanks! A few of these I havent tried. I see that mac & cheese is a fav with most but my son is Lactose Intolerance so that makes finding things even harder lol. Thanks again and I hope all of u r doing well:-)

Stacey - posted on 09/17/2010

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Hi Shakwieda Belk, my daughter is 15 months also and i have the same trouble i feed her yoghurt, fruit (peaches, pears, banana's, apples, strawberries, rockmelon, watermelon, oranges) but she sometimes doesnt want them, i also feed her sandwiches tuna, vegemite, peanut spread, honey. She loves cheese and crackers but only eats the cheese and sometimes the cracker if she feels like it..she likes muesli bars with the yoghurt ontop. i just have too try and get what ever i can so she eats... I'm also still breasfeeding too.. She has just started to enjoy eggs, loves pasta ( macaroni cheese) and rice mixed with vegies and meat.. Hope that helps you,,, but your not the only 1... take care good luck!!!

Ashley - posted on 09/15/2010

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Funny Bridget...my daughter also hates pasta! I have tried to add cheese, and other sauces, but it's a NO-go...and here I thought all kiddos at least liked mac n' cheese! :-)

We are all about finger foods! A few foods that she enjoys include:
- Any fruit: fresh or dried, without the peel, broken into bite-size chunks
- Avocado: sprinkled with a dash of onion salt (a big hit)
- Baked/boiled sweet or white potato
- Other veggies: sweet peas, corn, carrots brussel sprouts, squash (I find frozen veggies to be convenient)
- Pancakes: (no syrup)
- Scrambled eggs
- Cheese: broken into small pieces or try cream cheese on pieces of bread
- Peanut butter sandwich: cut into small pieces
- Beans: seasoned with Wiley’s Beans & Peas seasoning
- Veggie chicken nuggets/strips, hotdogs, sausage, etc
- Grilled fish

Good luck!

Bridget - posted on 09/14/2010

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My bub is a finger food man and also very fussy but he loves the following (as long as it isn't more than 2 days in a row):
fruit - blueberries, watermelon, oranges, mandarins, banana, apple (he now has them whole just peeled), pear, etc
mini muffins - just found cornbread mix in health food section of supermarket that makes lovely muffins (just add whatever ingredients - I just added cheese but you can make fruit ones too)
chicken wings with the meat cut off - the meat tends to be softer and easier to eat
vege sausages or vegetarian hotdogs - taste the same but just veges and lentils
mince rice bake - just like pasta bake but with rice instead (my little one hates pasta)
kidney beans or baked beans or 4 bean mix (very high in protein but watch out as it makes them VERY regular)
I have to keep offering my little man little bits of different foods because he gets fussy at times and usually I have to offer a food at least 10 times (over 3 weeks) to truly decide if he hates it or not. He sometimes just doesn't like new foods!
Good luck!!

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