Food ideas?

Jennifer - posted on 03/17/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )

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Im sick of feeding my 14 month old rice mixed with meat in it or pasta anyone has any good Ideas on what to make?

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Erin - posted on 03/18/2010

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Try fruit like bananas strawberries. I would try giving her cooked broccoli, peas and carrots. Now is the time to give her these foods so she will like them. Give her them at a time you know she will be hungry like right before her lunch. Eggs are good (if she can have them yet). My son loves strawberry ego waffles and English muffin pizza cut up real small of course it's messy but good.

September - posted on 03/18/2010

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She's probably sick of it too :) A typical meal for our son would include a grain, veggie, protein and a fruit. Here are some things that our 17 month old son enjoys...Chicken, beef roast, tofu, lamb, steak, pork chops, pork roast, seafood, fresh steamed veggies of all kinds (broccoli is his favorite), fresh fruit of all kinds, beans of all kinds, chesses of all kinds, baked potatoes, sweet potatoes fries (homemade), mac and cheese (amy's brand), wild rice, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches that are cubed, chicken nuggets (homemade), tuna casserole (really any casseroles, our son loves them), soup (homemade), cheese and spinach quiche, tacos...I could keep going but I will stop there :) I love to cook and have homemade our son’s meals since he started eating solids at 6 months so if you need more ideas, I have them :) Enjoy!

Marcy - posted on 03/18/2010

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My son loved (and still does) hummas, cottage cheese, meatballs (I make them in the crock pot in sauce so they are really soft), shredded cheese, soft pears with the skin off, refried beans, homemade popsicles (I made them from fresh fruit and then froze), rice pudding, and lots more but I can't remember them all....

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If she has most of her teeth then you can feed her anything you want. Keep telling her to chew carefully. Cut meat in to small pieces that she can pick up with her fingers and serve her cooked vegetables (cooked baby carrots, broccoli, green beans, etc...). She can eat rice from a spoon and spaghetti chopped up. My son liked grilled cheese cut in to bite size pieces. Just avoid shellfish, peanuts, and other items that are an allergy risk.

Trish - posted on 03/17/2010

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sorry... my kids are so fussy I have had to put them on vitamin supplements to be sure theyre getting the daily intake! Ive tried everything from giving them nothing except what I want them to eat to giving them the same foods all the time. My daughter is nearly 3 and my son is 18 months. I can only wait til they decide when to eat what theyre given.. at this point they are given what we eat and if they dont eat it, they go hungry. Im not a restaurant so I wont be cooking 3 or 4 different meals just for them to decide they dont like it.

Lauren - posted on 03/17/2010

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Does she have all of her teeth yet? The possibilities are endless! Have you tried the Gerber graduates meals? Hotdogs, sandwiches cut into bite size pieces, string cheese, any sort of soft veggies? Chicken nuggets, sweet potato fries. Kids this age love food they can pick up with their fingers. You could even do a recipe search online for toddler friendly recipes. If she's not picky, there are so many options for meals out there, have fun with it!

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