food for 15 m.o

Jascinta - posted on 04/19/2010 ( 23 moms have responded )

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hey ladies... this may seem like a strange post for this community (although i do believe food has an input on a childs behavior...) but i think i'll get the best advise here... cause its a happy, positive group :)
anyway...
just wanted some some ideas on what everyone fed - or thinks they will feed- they're bubs at around 15m.o.
a.t.m i'm feeding my little man...
breakfast: weetbix with cows milk, followed by a variety of cut up fruit.
morning tea: 2 gingercookies or if i've made a banana or carrot cake some of that.
lunch: 2pieces of light rye bread with cream cheese or avacado on them, then depending on how hungry he is i'll give him some bits of corn or slices of apple... always followed by yogurt.
dinner: some kind of meat, a variety of fresh veggies, and either pasta or rice.

he still has milk when he wakes up and before bed, and drinks heaps of water through the day.
i have no issue with what i'm giving atm... but am always open to new ideas etc.

thanks :)

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Jaime - posted on 04/19/2010

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Well Diana's sauce might just be the best kept secret in Ontario! It's a bbq sauce and it's actually called "Diana Sauce"...it's just absolutely amazing! I love love love it!

Here is a link to a picture of what it looks like:

http://ocanada.com.au/shop/canadian-food...

Ya, that's right, I love it so much that I googled it to find a picture to show all of you! If you double click on the tiny picture at the bottom it will bring up a clearer picture of it. I know, I'm a geek...but it's seriously amazing!

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Dude, I'm the same way! LOL! I don't cook but that's why fish is such a huge hit.....she loves it and it's easy to cook!

You can buy talapia ( it's a flaky white fish ) at any meat counter......it's thin and cooks quickly! I just use my toaster oven, set at about 400 and bake it for about 5-7 mins until it JUST barely starts to flake.....to prepare it I just drizzle some olive oil or grape seed oil on an add whatever spices and herbs you like.....garlic, salt etc. Sometimes I'll crush up whole wheat melba toast to make crumbs and coat the fish, or chicken etc with them! Yummy! Give it a try, it's super easy!

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Meghan - posted on 04/20/2010

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lol, no it's ketchup (lol), vinager, cocoa and something else, can't remember. It's mexican I think and SOO good on ribs and chicken!

Meghan - posted on 04/19/2010

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yeah, I have seen it but I haven't tried it...or make a mole sauce-guess what the main ingredient is...

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LOL! Ya, my sister-in-law....while I was sitting right there she says to Roxanne, " here, don't tell ur mummy but auntie's gonna give u some yummy ketchup! ".....she's nuts but that's a whole other story! Nuts in a good way though......you guys think I'm fucked.....she's absolutely hilarious! I miss her actually, my mom's picking her and my brother up at the airport right now.....they were in Vegas!



Crockpot? Chicken? Diana's sauce? Do tell? I LOVE MY CROCKPOT!

Meghan - posted on 04/19/2010

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lol, I can't help it! I just feel really strongly about ketchup! No I understand what you are saying, but that's what Grandparents do right? Spoil the babies, get them full of sugar then send them home? Jaime-Leigh what is Dina's sauce?? I have heard of it but don't think I have ever had it.

Jaime - posted on 04/19/2010

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p.s...I don't know if anyone does this or if it's even available in everyone's country...but tonight I made chicken in the crock pot with Diana's sauce and it's AMAZING! I don't know why Diana's sauce is so freakin' good, but trust me, it's incredible. And it's the easiest meal I have ever made in my life...the bonus is that Gray loves it!

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I don't care if YOU do but I don't get why she feels the need to try and give it to MY daughter when Roxanne clearly doesn't need it! That's all.....no need to get defensive Meghan.....sheesh!? LOL!

Meghan - posted on 04/19/2010

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Isn't ketchup a fruit?? I admit, I put ketchup on pretty much everything-but not on Joshua's food. My mom adds salt and butter to J's food..not really sure why but it's only once a week so whatever. MMM squash!!!

Jaime - posted on 04/19/2010

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Sweet potatoes are my life! lol...okay, maybe not my life...but I think they are my own personal food group! I also am a huge fan of squash, prepared with a bit of butter and brown sugar...sooooooooooooooo tasty!

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* eye roll *.......ur MIL wanted you to add sugar and salt? WHAT FOR? LOL! Some people!? My SIL always wants to give my daughter ketchup or dip for her veggies.....I don't get it?! If she enjoys the food without those things why encourage it? Ugh! Just because my SIL won't eat anything healthy without a dip or sauce on it doesn't mean she needs to pass those bad habit on to my daughter! Her kids are the pickiest eaters EVER! * another eye roll *

Sweet potatoes ROCK! with a lil' butter and cinnamon....yummy!

Jascinta - posted on 04/19/2010

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wow great ideas so far...

dana- ii was only thinking yesterday that maybe i would start buying goats milk for him, cause my mum did the the same thing for me an my sis when we weaned off breastmilk at 18mth and were both mildly lactose intolerent. mind you we had a pet goat then too lol. but probably will after you saying about it too. 'daddy' tends to cook us all up a bacon and egg breakfast once a week- me and jarmayne both arent big fans of bacon, but we both love eggs. we're coming up to winter now so he'll probably be eating lots of yummy warm porriage too. love the idea of wholegrain bagels. i'll look into getting some white cheese for him too - thanks. the black beans, or even beans in general i've been thinking about, so great that you mentioned it- wasn't sure if he could eat them yet? he loves his tuna and lemon!? lol.. mind you i did crave lemon during his pregnancy?

meghan- i was also thinking of trying sweet potato.. so thanks for that and i'll check out that website too.

jarmayne is such a wonderful little man. i think food definently contributes to his behavior. i dont know if any of you have this problem, but my MIL thinks its fun to feed babies junk.... lol. not fun for me. i first time i gave jarmayne solids she tried making me feel bad for not adding sugar or salt!?! then recently when we were over there, it was almost his dinner time when she decides to give him a bowl of cheezal chip things (which i don't like him having really in general). so i snuck them away and replaced them with some vegies lol. she was so shocked to see that a baby could enjoy a plate of plain vegies- i wonder why? and it was my birthday the other day so she cut a big hunk of chocolate cake and fed it to him without me knowing, only to have him throw it up!!! then she tried feeding him more later...which he refused.. so maybe she did me a favor? lol.

thanks again :)

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I'm all about the sugar free jam!



mmmm......we're coming to ur house for dinner.....sounds yummy!

Meghan - posted on 04/19/2010

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well now that Joshua is eating like a human I can give some input!

Breakfast: Yogurt, fruit (I buy alot of fruit all at once then chop it up and freeze it-works great when they are teething), if we have to be somewhere early I will make him a smoothie, oatmeal, wholegrain beagels with sugarfree jam, sometimes he will have a bowl of special K



Snacks- Goldfish crackers, stone wheathins with cheese, fruit, brocolli (he will eat this anytime of the day), homemade muffins



Lunch- Usually a sandwhich, turkey/ham/eggsalad...sometimes pb&j (lol), stirfry, my version of mac and cheese- I think kraft is so gross, or if we have left over scetties or lasgana or whatever sometimes I will heat those up.



Dinner- chicken and brown rice, salmon/sol/halibut and brwn rice, meatloaf and potatoes, pork chops, roast beef, yorskshire pudding, green beans, zuchini, peppers, beets, squash etc. Once a month we have a "junk dinner" which is like homemade pizza, chicken nuggets, nachos something like that. But with that being said if we do eat junk I try to do something healthy-like make my own salsa, add as many veggies as possible, use sweet potatoes instead of french fries etc.



I love the campbells's soup website too-lots of really good different reciepes!

Jaime - posted on 04/19/2010

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Ugh...that's so true. Gray isn't much of a picky eater, but he does have issues with food texture. He doesn't like rice because of how it feels in his mouth...it's funny to watch him because he actually shudders when I give him a spoonful and he feels it on his tongue. I hope he likes fish because if not I'll be sad...watch, he'll like something gross like liver and then I'll be really sad! lol

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Cross ur fingers.....fish can be hit or miss with kids! If he's not already much of a picky eater then he should respond well to it!? Usually it's more about the texture than taste for children!

Jaime - posted on 04/19/2010

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Sweet deal! Thanks Dana. I don't have a toaster oven, but I will definitely try it in the oven. I love putting lemon dill on my fish...it's just sooooooooooooooo tasty! I will pick some up this week and try it...I'll let you know how it goes over with Gray bear.

Jaime - posted on 04/19/2010

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I think variety is good when it comes to a child's diet. As long as we are promoting healthy eating with the choices we give them, then they will learn to continue to make those choices into adulthood. Milk, whole grains, fruits, vegetables and protein are just the foundation of healthy eating, but vitamins, minerals and fatty acids are the building blocks for strong, healthy immune systems. Omega fatty acids are great for the brain, and as Dana mentioned, fish and eggs are an excellent source of this. Dark green vegetables (asparagus, spinach, broccoli) all contain loads of iron and protein which is excellent for muscle growth. Milk is obvious with its connection to strong bones and teeth.

I think it's wonderful to get into great, healthy eating habits with our kids because if you're like me and you've grown accustomed to eating whatever wherever whenever, then it's important to make a change for the health and well-being of the family, not just the kids.

Thanks for listing your menus ladies...I didn't post mine because there wasn't anything new to add...but you've both given me some more meal ideas for Gray. I want to start him on fish now that he's 14 months, but I didn't think about rye bread, avocado or cottage cheese. I love salmon but I've never tried talapia. Dana do you have a recipe or can you give me some pointers on how to prepare it? I'm seriously inept in the kitchen...I need instructions on how to cook hotdogs! lol

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OMG! Jascinta! There's a HUGE correlation between food (allergies) and a child's behaviour! A lot of people don't realize how much of a role food allergies play in a childs life because they're not always obvious......for the most part they're just mild intolerances and you might not even notice ur typical rashes etc but instead the allergy manifests itself into tantrums, frustration etc. Good call!



Roxanne is 19 months but by about 13-14 months she was eating pretty much anything and everything we have! Roxanne does have an allergy to the protein in cow's milk, so when milk is necessary ( ie. smoothies or cooking purposes ) I use goat's milk! Her allergy is mild and we're hoping she'll grow out of it but in the meantime she can still tolerate cheese and yogurt in moderation! I don't think a lot of dairy is good for ANYONE and I think many people suffer with dairy intolerances and don't even realize it!?? Anyhow, I choose to find other sources of calcium, protein, healthy fats etc. Green leafy vegetables, spinach, broccoli etc, oranges, beans, peans, lentils are all great sources of calcium! Moving on......



A typical menu for Roxanne:



Breakfast: oatmeal mixed with plain ' full fat ' yogurt and some kind of fruit.....blueberries, apple sauce, mashed banana's are a huge hit! Add a lil' cinnamon for flavor and to add a lil' sweet! Sometimes I'll mix yogurt and cottage cheese together with cinnamon and fruit or a piece of rye toast ( I love that you love rye bread!...yummy and high in fibre ) with jam or cream cheese......you can also try whole wheat or whole grain bagels, and scrambled eggs ( good way to mix in a few different veggies undetected...)



Snacks: usually fruit and grated or cubed cheese ( always use white mild cheeses.....mozzarella, provolone etc. b/c colored cheese contains dyes and are usually the cause of some pretty serious allergies ), crackers......sometimes I'll blend up a smoothie ( goat's milk, frozen blueberries, flaxseed oil (good healthy fats) ).....I love that you love avacado! Roxanne LOVES it! I used to roll cubed firm tofu in cheerio dust and she loved it also! Roxanne also loves black beans.....eats 'em like candy! LOL!



Lunch/Dinner: Fish is huge for us! Salmon (great source of omega 3 & 6), or talapia baked with light seasonings...... canned tuna or salmon mixed with mayo, celery (usually with whole grain bagel or piece of rye toast), egg salad, whole grain pasta and rice, most steamed vegetables ( cauliflower is her fav ), grilled ham & cheese sandwiches made with REAL white cheese and usually rye bread.....sometimes 16 grain!



I think it's really important to make sure that they're getting well balanced meals each meal......protein, carbs, healthy fats and whole grain.....I always strive to use whole grain.....even her lil' goldfish snacks are whole grain now! LOL! If you have an more specific questions I would love to TRY and help?!!



Anyhow, my mind is all scattered ( Roxanne is sick and we've been up all night....ugh! ) and I'm sorry about the confusion......hope this helps?

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