Any ideas for breakfast and lunch?

Amanda - posted on 06/21/2010 ( 74 moms have responded )

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Does anyone have any ideas for breaskfast and lunch for a one year old? My daughter is getting tired of the same ol' thing. For breakfast, she usually has a cheese omelet, scrambled eggs with cheese and a veg or oatmeal and always fresh fruit. For lunch, usually leftovers or fish, homemade breadcrumb chicken (a fav.) or dill chicken and always with fresh fruit and a fresh veg. She's not picky, I just think she wants a change. (We feed her what we eat for dinner, but I usually only have an apple for breakfast and salad for lunch.) She likes to feed herself, so any finger food ideas would be great! Also, we eat really healthy - no boxed or canned foods really. Thanks!

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Amanda - posted on 06/22/2010

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breakfast: hashbrowns, pancakes, french toast, waffles, oatmeal, cubed fruit, ham dices, cheese slices

lunch: pb & j sandwiches, pasta, fruit or veggies, granola bars (soft with fruit in the middle), string cheese, crackers/cracker sandwiches, soup, beans & rice, quesadillas

Stephanie - posted on 06/24/2010

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Braden is 1 and he REALLY enjoys eating EGGS with chees sprinkled on top! also we do fruit and yogurt, toast, cheerios, fruit loops,instant oatmeal with fruit, blueberry muffins, i would try to stay away from the pancakes and waffles since they have SO much sugar in them. but pretty much anything you eat for breakfast!

Lunch- grilled cheese with ham, chef boyardee raviollli and spaggetti, small cans of mixed veggies, chicken nuggets, corndogs ( just make sure you cut them up small enough to not choke on the weiny).

he eats what we eat for dinner.

Dina - posted on 06/24/2010

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For breakfast - cereal; cheerios works great! I usually break them in half since my 1yr old only has eight teeth. Put milk or water in a sippy cup for her to drink while she's eating. Sometimes she has yogurt, but that's if I feed her. For lunch - pieces of chicken, noodles, fruit or veggies. Mac and cheese is also a favorite. Also, I give her small pieces of bread afterwards if she's still a little hungry.

Leanne - posted on 06/23/2010

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Yeah it can definitely be hard coming up with ideas.

Our staples are:



Breakfast: Shreddies (drain the milk and they can pick up the pieces if they're not too soggy), Cheerios, toast with honey (cut in small pieces), bananas, kiwi, watermelon, pancakes (we toss in fruit from those prepackaged lunch snacks to make fruity pancakes or applesauce changes it up), and also scrambled eggs and sausage (peel the outside and dice).



Lunch: Soup (again drained makes okay finger food or spoon food), pasta, fruit salad or cucumber salad, leftovers from supper the night before, grilled cheese cut into tiny pieces, pirogies also make a good finger food but they're not the most nutritious...



My son isn't picky and will eat pretty much anything we eat, so if it's something he can feed himself I just give him a smaller serving, if it's too chunky/hard to eat we have a small blender that we just blend it up and I hand him a spoon!



Good luck!

User - posted on 08/17/2010

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try french toast with brown sugar/ cinnamon
my 15 month old likes to feed herself as much as she can, i swap between porrige with mashed banana in it, or a sprinkle of brown sugar,
or try 'french toast' cracking an egg, diping wholemeal bread into it to soak it in, pan fry till goldenm then a light sprinkle of brown sugar on top & or cinnamon, cut it into fingers im sure he/she will love it...

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Darla - posted on 08/10/2010

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My daughter LOVES avocado so we usually have that at one meal.
Breakfast Ideas
*once in awhile treat---pancakes w/ fresh fruit mixed in the batter w/out syrup
*yogurt
*cheerios, cheese, fruit (kiwi, berries, melon, etc)
*cheese toast (whole wheat), fruit
*eggs w/ cheese and veggies, fruit
*avocado, fruit, cheerios or toast
***She always drinks water from her sippy cup except once a day she has juice---usually w/ dinner
Lunch
*grilled cheese w/ fruit and veggies
*leftovers (chicken, fish, meat and veggies w/ fruit)
*pasta salad w/ added veggies (cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, green peppers) and fruit
*spaghetti w/ a fruit
*tuna salad
*chicken salad
Dinner (whatever we eat)
*this is the only meal we give juice---since we brush teeth soon after dinner

Sarah - posted on 07/19/2010

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My son loves waffles or pancakes with cinnamon and sugar (no syrup). I just buy the frozen ones and they're so easy. For lunch, he really likes cheese quesadillas. We just take the tortilla and cheese and pop it in the microwave until the cheese is melted and then cut it up into small bites for him.

Amanda - posted on 07/19/2010

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Just recently fed my daughter (14month) pigs in a blanket! She LOVED them!! I buy the hog dogs/ crescent rolls & and add a slice of cheese and she just goes to town! I always serve fruit with her meals! I am still trying out recipes from Sneaky Chef & Deceptively Delicious (Not proving to be a tasty as I'd hoped!!)cookbook. Sneaky Chef is pretty good so far! Hope this helps!

Vanessa - posted on 07/11/2010

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Try cereal (cheerios multigrain, etc...) with milk and fruit on the side for breakfast. I also feed my son eggs and bagels with cream cheese to switch it up! We eat lots of organics and have lots of fruits and veggies, so for lunch somtimes I would make homemade soup with different veggies and he loves that! I know your not into the box foods but have you tried the graduates for toddlers/preschoolers? they are quick and convient and are also healthy for your little one =)

Emily - posted on 07/10/2010

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here is a website someone just recommended to me i havent gotten a chance to try much from it yet though but it is all healthy and creative ways to get them to eat all sorts of foods :

http://weelicious.com/

Shevaughne - posted on 07/10/2010

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I give my 13 month boy a slice of bread with a hole (circle cut out) with a fried egg in it. I cut a hole in the slice with a glass remove the circle then place the slice ( with the hole ) in the frying pan and break an egg into it and fry it up. I thne giv him the circle to dip into the fried egg to eat it. he loves this.
I also give him chicken mini sausages and fish fingers that are baked. Jelly with bits of fruit in it ( made with real fruit juice as popposed to water.

Brianna - posted on 07/07/2010

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I wish I could get Lydia to eat any of those things! She is so fussy I have only figured out a few things she will eat. She gags or spits at me every time I try to give her what we eat.

Tonya - posted on 07/07/2010

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i give my daughter mini donuts, mini muffins, cheerios, toast for breakfast not all at the same time but thats what she likes to eat! Gerber has these mini ravioli dinners alot of different kinds my daughter loves those

Angela - posted on 07/05/2010

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My daughter Elizabeth is 13 months. I am glad you posted this! I was trying to figure out what to feed her too! I've started doing scrambled eggs with cheese in them. They're easy for her to pick up and self feed. I've also done toast and fruit. I give her whole wheat bread. I'm also going to try cheerios with a sippy cup of milk for her for breakfast. For lunch I find it difficult to feed her because I am usually not with her. My mother watcher her 3 days out of the week because I am working. And I work on the weekends so my husband is at home with her. I try to give them ideas on what I'd like them to give her, but sometimes it's whatever they find handy. But when I am home to feed her lunch, I've done vienna sausages, cheese (she LOVES cheese!) applesauce, I've tried frozen veggies, cooked on the stove or in the microwave, but she doesn't seem to like them. But I just got a steamer, so i am going to try to steam them and see if they are any easier for her to chew. I usually just try for anything that she can do herself. And I also give her yogurt as a snack. I buy the "go-gurts" as I looked at the nutrition info and they are MUCH healthier than even our yogurt. And they are easy to feed her and can be taken in the diaper bag ( I have a bag that can keep stuff cold if we won't be somewhere where I can put her stuff in the fridge).

Tiffany - posted on 07/05/2010

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Roxie will eat a waffle along w/ starwberries and bananas when she first gets up, then later i'll fry her an egg and give her toast, cut up some cheese, and sometimes ham slices. I've recently started giving her mini marshmallows as a lil snack and she loves them! She also snacks on dry cereal and cut up fruit throughout the day. she'll even eat chicken fries, nuggets, ot patties cut up, and a veggie. Another food she loves are pizza rolls (snacks).

Lyndsey - posted on 07/05/2010

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shannon eats eveything some times i make her mac n chease or hot dogs corn dogs wate ever i find chicken nugets are a good one sometimes even pizza or even just some lunch meat and chease she tends to eats cereal pancakes or french toast for breakfast or yogart and fresh or frozen fruit

April - posted on 07/04/2010

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The Baby Food Bible: A complete guide to feeding your child, from infancy on by Eileen Behan is an easy read (you can skip around for applicable info), talks about healthy eating habits and foods, and has TONS of recipes for whole, fresh, organic, superior foods. I got it for a couple dollars on Amazon.com.

Nicole - posted on 07/04/2010

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Also we give our kids toast and hummus which I am not sure if you know what hummus is but it is a spread made mostly out of chickpeas and it is very healthy for you. We don't give that for breakfast but our kids love it so much for a snack that I always tell people with kids about it cause it is not a common thing. We also have given it to them on whole wheat crackers or put a tablespoon of it on there tray and give them cheerios to dip in it. Very high in protein!!!

Nicole - posted on 07/04/2010

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Our kids both have toast and peanut butter and toast. We use whole grain bread and we use natural peanut butter that has only peanuts.

Cindy - posted on 07/03/2010

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My little guy definitely likes variety so I have to keep mixing it up. For breakfast he likes eggs, cheese, fruit, yogurt, pancakes, toast... I have also started making healthy fruit muffins replacing most of the sugar with unsweetened applesauce. They freeze great so you can make them ahead. For lunches and dinners I have gotten many ideas from cookbook called "Better Baby Food". It breaks recipes down by meal and age. The recipes are also meant to taste great for adults so you don't have to cook different meals. Everything I have tried has been a big it!!

Kim - posted on 07/03/2010

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Our daughter love frozen bluberries with yogurt for breakfast or wheat pancakes (no sryup) or wheat toast with a low sugar jelly or cheese melted on top.
And we have these things called sanwich thins and I make her sandwiches with those, but usually leftovers for lunch.

Melissa - posted on 07/03/2010

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On the weekend I'll fix healthy pancakes with fresh blueberries. I don't serve syrup so they make good finger food. I have done grits with scrambled egg together and spoon feed her (14 months old). She also loves yogurt. For fresh food she will eat a whole peeled peach cut up, blueberries or strawberries whole. I usually have a bowl of healthy cereal for myself and she likes the flakes (flax or bran). I've done french toast (no syrup) and it's a big hit. Very simple recipe: mix egg, splash of milk, cinnamon, sugar. Dip healthful slice of bread into mixture. Heat in med heat skillet once on eat side until cooked. Makes good left overs for next few mornings!

Alexandria - posted on 07/03/2010

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Try lentils! They are easy to make. My daughter (14 mos) also likes soup with veggies and pasta, something that you can make at home too.

Kim - posted on 07/03/2010

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it seems like alot of ppl give pretty much the same foods. My daughter was always a good eater and the only thing she didn't like was peas. Suddenly she thinks it's more fun to give her food to the dog then to eat it herself. She has molars working their way through and I hope that is why she suddenly doesn't want anything we give her. She does really well with breakfast but come lunch or dinner she spits her food out and throws it on the floor. One day she loves something and the next she wants nothing to do with it.
One thing she really seems to like is tomato with italian dressing sometimes cucumbers also. That seems to be the only veggie I can get her to eat at the moment. Otherwise I've tried about everything other people have mentioned. Lots of fruits and organic foods.

Line - posted on 07/02/2010

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i feed my daughter eighter cereal , toast , eggs (omelet), pankakes, yougurt, oatmeal, those little breakfast patato patties with ham on the side. always with a fresh fruit. I try to mix it up but it is difficult not to feed them the same thing over and over again. good luck

Deanna - posted on 07/02/2010

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My daughter likes grilled cheese sandwiches or boneless chicken pieces for lunch. I usually give her either grapes or banana slices too. For breakfast I sometimes will do the scrambled eggs but she really likes pancakes with fruit added to them.

Christa - posted on 07/02/2010

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Hi! Well my little man also enjoys an omelet for breakfast! However, he does not like the texture of cheese :) I make a vegetable topping for the omelet; mushrooms, diced tomatoes, chopped onion with some garlic salt. My son loves his flavors :) I also buy him these great little Graduates granola Bars just in case I feel like he did not eat enough fruit- I always have them handy here and he loves them. Hope this was helpful. :)

Jenny - posted on 07/01/2010

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There are some great ideas here! I'm excited to try new things today.

One of Eli's favorites for breakfast is a mashed combo of papaya, banana and avocado. He's not big into me feeding him these days, but on occasion he'll let me do that one. Avocado is a very healthy fat for them so I try to get it in my skinny little guy when I can.

And spices are ok!! Their palates are really bland right now, so now is the time to start introducing that stuff. Eli also loves an Indian-spiced Chickpea dish I make... chickpeas are easy to pick up and are soft.

Mixing pineapple into the cottage cheese always makes it a hit for him..

He'll eat anything (fish, zucchini, tofu, butternut squash, eggplant) if I coat it with a little bread crumbs and bake it.
I made a fritatta the other day (onion, peas, carrots, mushrooms...pour egg over it... cook for 4-5 min on one side then flip over... or just scramble it all up). It was a good way to get veggies in in the morning.

Brown rice is a big hit! Whole wheat mini bagels (torn up into little pieces for us cause my guy has a hard time with appropriate sized bites) is also a hit and an easy snack on the go.

He LOVES oranges...cut up, of course.

Made two yummy recipes this week... one was a chicken salad with oranges and kiwi! (just chicken torn into small pieces mixed with diced oranges and kiwi... i added a little brown rice, too). The other was a butternut squash/carrot soup (saute onions and garlic and carrots until soft... then put it in a pot with vegetable broth, cubed squash... cook on low for about 30 minutes then blend).

Edamame is a fun snack!

Lisa - posted on 06/30/2010

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My son always has a type of fruit for breakfast, but it varies constantly. I keep all fresh fruits on hand, so he gets chopped up blueberries, strawberries, bananas, cherries, peaches, oranges, pears, etc. Then he also some kind of carbohydrate - toast with butter, toast with peanut butter, homemade banana or zucchini bread, dry cereal, oatmeal, pancakes, french toast, muffins. Sometimes he'll have eggs/bacon.

For lunch he eats deli meat, cheese cubes, yogurt, crackers, pretzels, mac 'n cheese, hot dog slices, fruit, veggies, or last night's dinner leftovers (fish, spaghetti, chicken, tacos, whatever). I still steam & puree fresh veggies and then mix the puree in plain yogurt. He doesn't really like many veggies, but mixed with the yogurt he loves it! It's a way to get veggies in him as well as protein & calcium. I usually stir a little baby oatmeal in the mix just to add some iron.

Jennifer - posted on 06/30/2010

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For breakfast: scrambled eggs, sausage, & toast; multi-grain cheerios; fruit; pancakes; french toast

Lunch: deli ham, steamed veggies, mac n' cheese, wheat or multi-grain crackers, fruit,milk

Dinner: usually whatever we have, she loves brats or hot dogs,sometimes hamburgers, veggies, fruit,

Snacks are usually cheese sticks, yogurt melts, arrowroot cookies (since she's teething)

Emma - posted on 06/30/2010

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I have started making wholemeal bran muffins for my 13month old son...have so far done them with blueberries, banana & mixed spice and apple & cinnamon. They make a fantastic healthy breakfast for him AND my 7yr old daughter and he can eat them himself which is ideal. I usually make a batch up and then freeze half of them. We have made mini bitesize muffins too - nice little one's for tiny hands. It's also been nice to come up with different ideas with my daughter.

Other things that my son has are: - banana, fruit salad with natural yoghurt, weatabix with sultanas & warm milk, granary toast with marmalade/honey/lemon curd.

I love coming up with different fun healthy ideas for my children -we've started making mini homemade pizzas, mini quiches, etc for lunches and my son will now eat whatever we have for dinner, just in bitesize.

Melanie - posted on 06/30/2010

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I read through quite a few replies, but I didn't see anyone say black beans and/or peas. My daughter LOVES them. We just open the can, rinse and drain in a colander, and then poor a handful onto her tray. Instant really good finger food!

Lindsay - posted on 06/30/2010

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I make a lot of stuff that can be frozen so I'm not starting from scratch every day for breakfast and lunch. From frozen fruit cups to steamed veggies, I just throw extra in the freezer and defrost them the night before I'm going to use them. I've made all kinds of veggie pastas (with quinoa pasta or whole wheat pasta) to veggie quesadillas. I also cook a lot of couscous, because it only takes five minutes to make. My son loves them all!

Maria - posted on 06/30/2010

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hey there my daughter's day is as follows
8:00 180 ml milk
10:00 fruit
12:00bread
13:30 tea or cooldrink like 100 ml
16:00 yoghurt and water
or cooldrink or tea
18:00 vegtables
19: 30 210 ml milk

Amanda - posted on 06/29/2010

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Check out these books: Deceptively Delicious & Sneaky Chef for ideas! They have great breakfast & lunch recipes!! I love both books!! (I too was frustrated about what to make and got these books and now we're both trying out new menus that are quite tasty!! :) I also buy strawberry fruit spread and layer on diced strawberries on top of her pancakes when we have them! They taste so yummy and so low in sugar!

Sarah - posted on 06/29/2010

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Hmm, call me non creative, but for lunch, I open a can of veggies (corn, green beans, mixed veggies, etc) and either deli meat or chicken I've cooked and cut up. I'll also open a can of fruit cocktail if I don't have any fresh fruit around. I store the rest in a container in the fridge for easy access the next day. Hotdogs are easy too. My friend says her daughter is crazy about the kid sized fish sticks. Sometimes I give my daughter those prepackaged "graduates" meals. Those are great when you're on the run. Just throw one in the diaper bag.

Chandra - posted on 06/29/2010

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Rocco loves eggs. I'll scramble some up with diced up ham. Yogurt too. Pancakes, toast, cheerios. I think everything has been covered by everyone else. My Mom got me a book for my baby shower called 1-2-3 Cook for Me. It's got TONS of recipes in it organized by age. Very healthy stuff.

Just a side note: I noticed a lot of ladies mentioning peanut butter. My son's ped. said to wait until he's two to give him peanut butter??

Tina - posted on 06/28/2010

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Also a really good friend of mine has a 2 yr old that is a really healthy baby boy and he likes a soup reciepe that she gave me. My son likes it too but I have to cook it a little longer because the lentils weren't cooked long enough the 1st time.

Muge's soup:
1/4 green lentil
1/4 rice
1/4 dry peas (it comes in a bag just like lentil does)
1/4 red lentil
1/2 Onion(chopped)
1 Tomato(medium)
1/2 Green pepper
1/2 Red pepper
1 small potato( cut into four pieces)
1/4 of a celery stick (cut into pieces)
1 Tbsp real unsalted butter. (not margarine!!!)

on top of all these put a washed fresh chicken leg)

I used to rotate one week chicken one week red meat any part, doesn't matter, but make sure the red meat is a one big piece instead of stew cut 'cause you will only use its broth whereas chicken doesn't matter cause use will use the meat )

Then pour water up until it covers all these add some salt.
Boil it until the meat is truly cooked. (abt 40mins for soft lentils)

Then you will need either a Hamilton hand blender which is the easier you can just take the bone out of the chicken and rest of it you use the hand blender right in that pot to blend them all until it is smooth for his age to each cause as he grows older you will make it more chunkier!!!!

Lentils are really great for brain development and the soup is great as a meal for the entire family at dinner or for a later lunch. Hope this helps.

Tina - posted on 06/28/2010

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I make pancakes from scratch for my son and he loves them. I use all the batter make them small enough so that he can eat about one and the leftovers I freeze and pop them in the toaster when I want a change. Here's the reciepe I found.

Whole Wheat Pancake Recipe
Preheat griddle.
Mix together in a large bowl:
1 ½ cups whole wheat pastry flour (or even regular whole wheat flour)
3 tablespoons sugar
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
In another bowl, mix together:
1 ½ cups milk
3 tablespoons butter, melted
2 eggs
Combine wet and dry ingredients, gently whisk together, and cook pancakes on the griddle.
Pancakes are endlessly adaptable. Add blueberries, raisins, spices, or nuts to boost nutrition or calories. I make a whole batch and keep leftovers in the fridge or freezer, then reheat them in the toaster

I also use 2 Tbs of Wheat Germ for added folic acid and sometimes serve with either yogurt or sugar free syrup for sweetness but they are great plain too. Enjoy them with the whole family.

Hope you like them as well as I do.

Michele - posted on 06/28/2010

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my 13th month doesn't care for any of the conventional baby foods so we feed her the same thing you mentioned, but i like to add veggies to the egg mix. she also loves waffles & pancakes, sometimes w/ a little bit of peanut butter or jelly spread on them. we're on a pretty good feeding schedule, well @ least in the 1st part of the day. every morning she wakes up she has about 4oz of milk, then about an hour or two later we have a small bowl of cheerios (i prefer the organic o's you can get in the healthy section of the grocery store or @ trader joe's), along w/ some freeze dried berries, & some sort of fruit, sometimes yogurt or potatoes. lunch time is breakfast time for daddy, so that's when we have our egg mix, w/ toast, sometimes bacon or turkey sausage which she loves. lunch time we'll have some pasta that is made from a veggies, along w/ some cheese, sometimes yogurt, etc... i prepare small meals much like the ones you can get in the grocery store but w/out all the sodium & preservatives. she really likes rice, & LOVES POTATOES, anything potato, mashed, diced, etc... really, just make her what you eat but in smaller portions. now is the time to start introducing real meat too, so little tiny hamburger patties are nice, some chicken, fish, whatever.

Janice - posted on 06/28/2010

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My daughter is 13 months and likes to be able to eat by herself as well. Somethings she really likes are pancakes and waffles. She eats them plain, but you can always spread some preserves on them. Also, have you tried hummus on crackers, bread or a bagel? That's a good lunch or snack. Also, cubed pieces of turkey or chicken with some cheese are good.

My daughter, I can tell, is getting tired of the same old stuff, too. Hope some of these ideas help. Good luck!

Janice :)

Angela - posted on 06/28/2010

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Definitely Jenni! It's all about making the right food choices. Inconvenience is just not an excuse. Like you said, canned or frozen is fine as long as you get it in 100% juice... of course fresh is better but it isn't always an option. And when people are on the go, it's just as easy to throw a banana in the baby bag as it is to throw a packet of pop tarts. Feeding your child healthy isn't hard. When it comes to food, simplicity is what's best! Hopefully people will take our advice... I really hope they do!

Jenni - posted on 06/28/2010

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I totally agree Angela!!!

Maybe I'm too picky myself, but when I'm resorted to "canned" fruit or veggies (if it's not the season for fresh), then I only buy fruit in 100% juice and veggies that are "no added sodium" or "50% less sodium" - fozen veg are a great option too. This is the time when we lay a good foundation for good nutrition, so they make healthy choices growing up and into adulthood. Our country (at least in the U.S.) has gotten way too accustumed to processed, prepackaged foods, that can be extremely high in sodium, fat, sugar, etc. My 3 children are growing up on whole wheat bread and pastas, low or no sodium veggies (when canned or frozen is necessary) and don't know the difference. If you try to tell them later in life to make those healthy choices, it will be much harder for them to do so. These are just a few easy things you can do now that will make it earier for them later.

Jenni - posted on 06/28/2010

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For breakfast, I like to do either a waffle, pancake, french toast or eggs as you mentioned with yo-baby yogurt (cottage cheese would probably be good too) and sometimes an addt'l fruit. For lunch grilled cheese sandwhich is great since it can be cut up/torn up into small pieces as can the waffle or pancake at breakfast. I'll do that with a veg and fruit as well.

Angela - posted on 06/28/2010

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Reading some of the things that people are feeding their babies is really shocking to me. I am not trying to pass judgment onto anybody but people need to realize that good nutrition is EVERYTHING, especially in the first two years of life. Many of these processed and extremely unhealthy foods is what gives rise to cancer, many diseases, and of course an unhealthy start to a child's life. Also, food also feeds the brain so think about how some of these foods are affecting a child's developing brain. I know that many people aren't properly educated about good nutrition and that is why it continues on with our children. Growing up, my mom hated veggies, therefore I NEVER ate veggies or really anything healthy, therefore I struggled with my weight growing up along with many other health issues. I self educated myself about good nutrition. We need to give our children the healthiest food possible, it's what's best for them obviously. America is one of the fattest, most unhealthy countries, and this is why. Give your kids a fair chance at good nutrition. Of course you don't have to go crazy and give them everything organic, vegan, etc. But come on some things are obviously terrible for anybody to eat, doughnuts, sausage, hot dogs, fried anything, pop tarts, etc. If you don't really know anything about good nutrition and how it affects the mind and body I highly recommend reading up on it. Basically, feed your child what's in the food pyramid, fruits, veggies, beans, lean meats, whole grain breads, and dairy. Sorry if I offended anybody but this is a serious issue in our country!

Lydia - posted on 06/28/2010

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Breakfast: Cereal in milk or plain milk, proteins from soya porridgeor eggs sometimes bread. add a fruit or juice later.

Lunch : Irish boiled or fried, steamed matooke, with beaf, fish, beans, peas or pork. with vegetables or slices of avocado. He loves it. add a fruit( mango slices, banana, apple, pinneapple), yogurt or juice later.He prefers feeding himself so I feed him initially and I let him finish the last bit. I have stopped making him separete meals he eats family meals for the day. My son loves fruits so much! hope this helps God bless you

Victoria - posted on 06/27/2010

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I have really started feeding my little one whatever we eat. For example, tonight we had pork chops, steamed organic broccoli, and organic bananas. All chopped up, of course. For lunches it could be grilled cheese, spaghetti, etc with some steamed veggie. Breakfast has been shredded wheat and yogurt, pancakes and veggie sausage, organic oatmeal with yogurt mixed in. The most important thing is that she has to feed herself now and pitches a fit when I feed her. Be creative and have fun!!!

Christine - posted on 06/27/2010

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My little guy loves banana, pancakes, waffles and bagels. Also Cheerios are a big hit. Always has his bottle with milk too. Cantaloupe has been a favorite for the past few weeks.

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Black beans make a great finger food.

Tofu dogs are good, too, just make sure you quarter them to keep them from being a choking hazard.

Cream of wheat is popular with us.

Carissa - posted on 06/27/2010

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My daughter is 13 months and usually prefers to feed herself. She loves the inside of twice baked potato, I use cheddar cheese and turkey bacon in them. Garden burgers are another favorite (and easy)

I eat pretty seasoned food and did when I was pregnant and nursing. For awhile I was making separate bland foods and veggies for her. I found recently that she won't really eat her green vegatable or seafood unless I prepare them well seasoned with garlic etc...for her she seems to prefer the same flavors I ate when pregnant and nursing.

Chanah - posted on 06/27/2010

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My daughter is big for her age (27lbs and 28in.) so the pediatrician told us to make her morning cereal the only carb other than fruit (baby cereal he said is healthier than cheerios and such since it has abundant amounts of iron and other good stuff)

So for breakfast she always gets about 1/4cup of cereal. Lunch is a fruit and some kind of protein (cheese, yogurt, cottage cheese) and for dinner she gets half a cup of veggies and a third of a cup of meat (chicken, fish, beef or eggs) she might get a little bit of potato once or twice a week. I don't really measure out her food anymore, it's more by eye and I always use her little toddler bowls so I know how much she gets. But I definitely find lunch is the hardest meal, there seems to be very little variety without being able to add bread, rice or pasta.

She's been on this 'diet' since her 1 year visit and hasn't really toned down so I'm starting to think it's just genetics now. If anyone has any lunch ideas that doesn't add breads or pastas that'd be great. Soups are a good idea except there is so much salt that it's a last resort for me.

LeToya - posted on 06/26/2010

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for breakfast my 13mo old may have those e'ggo mini pancakes sans syrup and 1 egg. or sometimes i may cut up a link sausage. for lunch i give him those kiddie trays with the penguin on it( i forgot the name), banquet dinners( they're 88 cent each and are easy for him to chew and have veggies) or a hot dog and fries.

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