Need some help with feeding 1 year old

Katy - posted on 09/20/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )

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My daughter is 1 and i need some help on what to feed her for supper. My husband and i usually eat Hamburger Helper and stuff like that ( i am a horrible cook and we both work full time plus.) I was wondering what would be good foods to keep around that even i couldn't mess up. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks

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Brandy - posted on 09/24/2009

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My son loves the individual pasta cups. We also keep the individual cups of shells and cheese and hamburger helper on hand. He usually eats whatever we eat for meals however if it is something that is to spicy or something we will heat him up a pasta cup and fix him a butter bread. We always try to incorperate fruits and veggies through out the day as well. Our snacks are usually fruit cups or fresh fruit, yogurt , cereal and fruit bars, or the gerbers cookies or snacks. I know it can be rough working full time and trying to plan healthy and nutritous meals but just remember that we were probably raised on the same foods we eat today and we all turned out just fine. Good luck :)

Victoria - posted on 09/23/2009

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My son loves pasta, corn, peas, green beans, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, chicken, cheese, scrambled eggs, cereal, mandiran oranges, the list could go on....I feel him pretty much what we eat, except no fish, shellfish, or nut products. You can buy prepackaged, precooked grilled chicken at the store and the veggies, pasta, and friut, can all be purchased frozen. All you have to do is heat and cut up!! Good luck!

Deena - posted on 09/23/2009

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Hard boil some eggs and keep ready to go in fridge. No salt added canned green beans or other veggies are good. I often buy them fresh though (carrots, sweet potato, zucchini), boil in chicken stock or roast for 30 minutes in the oven with a little onion powder and dried basil and then store in the freezer for months...that way they are ready to go...already cut up. Avocado is good too..just dice it up and set on the tray...same with banana...rice crackers...buttered toast.

Misty - posted on 09/23/2009

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My daughter will eat just about anything you give her! We share our dinner, whatever we may be having I just keep some baby food on hand so she gets the good stuff too. She also loves ramen noodles and chicken.

Rasha - posted on 09/23/2009

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When I have time I make meals and freeze them in ice cube trays. I make chicken/meat & vegetable in like a thick soup so I can spread it on a slice of bread or mix it with plain pasta. My son loves it.

I make the soup by boiling boneless chicken breasts with vegetables (carrots, onions, a clove or two of garlic, celery, potatoes..) you can add any vegetables you like. I add some parsley &/or spinach too. Puree it in the blender & freeze it in ice cube trays.

Anna-Marie - posted on 09/22/2009

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the Gerber toddler meals are my favorite! Perfect for when you're going out to a restaurant as well so my son doesn't end up eating fries for his meal. I love how they are balanced with the meat, veggies and starches! I also give my son peanut butter sandwiches cut up, grapes, mandarin orange slices, gerber puffs snacks, cheerios, scrambled eggs, cream of wheat cereal...All kinds of simple things that are healthy and fill their little tummies :)

Robyn - posted on 09/22/2009

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We have one of those rice cooker/steamers ( they are pretty cheap) and I will throw in carrots,broccoli, squash or cauliflower into it and some rice and it is ready in about 20 min. The best thing is I don't have to hover over it and it is not hard to do. We cut up the veggies for the baby, but he eats the rice as is. I also will take boneless chicken and chicken broth and put it in the crock pot for 4 hours and it comes out nice and juicy and tender enough for him to eat it. If you go over 4 hours though you should use the bone in chicken so it doesn't get mushy,just make sure to take the bones out before the baby gets it. We also like the Gerber toddler meals on nights when my oldest has hockey practice. They have stuff like mac n cheese with carrots and chicken and raviollis and are nice and portable.

Theresa - posted on 09/21/2009

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I was given a great book at my baby shower entitled Top 100 Baby Foods by Annabel Karmel. The last chapter is for babies 9-12 months and has some really good recipes... try this one, it's easy (I'm not a good cook either!)

1/2c uncooked orzo or other small pasta shapes
1 small carrot, peeled and diced
1 small zucchini, diced
1/2c broccoli florets
1 TB unsalted butter
1/4 c grated cheddar cheese

bring water to a boil and add uncooked orzo and carrots, cook for 5 minutes
add zucchini and broccoli, cook for 7 minutes.
In a separate sauce pan, melt the butter and stir in drained pasta and veggies
add the cheese and stir till melted

It makes about 4 portions and is great by itself or you can add chicken, fish, anything.

I make meals when I have time and freeze them in ice cube trays for easy portioning. Just remember to transfer them to a plastic baggies after they freeze.

Brandie - posted on 09/21/2009

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My husband and I are also both working parents, who tend to eat more junk than we should. I also try to prioritize playing with him after working over spending a long time cooking a meal. Even if I make things like Pasta Roni or other such instant foods for us, I'll give some of it to my son. However, I'll also give him fruits and veggies and maybe all-breastmeat chicken nuggets. Since it can be difficult to always have fresh fruit around, I buy the little fruit cups (Gabe likes all of the different fruits, and many of the fruits, like pears, are actually softer than fresh ones). For veggies, I buy organic frozen veggies, and then just microwave them for a few minutes. He loves corn, green beans, and peas, and will sometimes eat sweet potatoes. He'll eat bites of salad if I put a little bit of ranch dressing on it. If you have a steamer, you can just steam fresh veggies for 10-20 minutes, depending on what you make. I also try to give him whole wheat bread or some nutri-grain bar, and I try to keep either yogurt or the Gerber freeze-dried yogurt around. I also give him some bites of cheese. Pasta is really quick and easy, and Gabe likes both red and white sauces. I often buy the pre-cooked frozen bags of chicken slices, and they can be microwaved in just a couple minutes. If you don't have a George Forman grill, get one. You can cook frozen chicken breast tenderloins (they cook faster than the full breasts) in about 10 minutes. Just sprinkle a little seasoning salt on them, and they come out really tender and juicy, so you can cut them into bites for your little one. I hope these suggestions help! I know it's a balancing act trying to be working moms.

Lori - posted on 09/20/2009

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I am so glad you asked this question, my husband and I eat garbage too, like hamburger helper and burger king, pizza etc. I wanted to ask this question but I feel so ashamed. I have no time to cook cuz my hubby works nights and I work days and one of us is always with the baby and she doesnt allow for cooking or much of anything but playing.

Sandra - posted on 09/20/2009

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macaroni and cheese, you can cut up the noodles pretty small, my daughter loves it. Also the #3 food with Gerber, they are great, and so easy. My daughter likes scrambled eggs, any type of noodles, peas, corn, chopped up green beans. There's all kind of stuff for them, just as long as they are ready for it.

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