preschooler menu

Trina - posted on 07/09/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )




okay mom's i need help! Whats your little ones daily food menu look like? breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner, snack? im trying to get my son to eat 3 meals and 3 snacks a day im just stumped! how much like milk at a time? ALSO, my 11 month old HATES formula, i have to hide it in his cereal for him to take it, any other ideas?

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Kathleen - posted on 09/01/2011




If he's 11m and refuses formula try the milk. he's close enough to 1yr. My son was roughly 11m when we first put him on milk. He used to get three 8oz cups a day...but we soon figured out that 2 was plenty. He is three now and only gets 1. He can eat whatever you're eating, he sees you eating it he'll eat it easier. My son likes steamed Brussels sprouts. He seems me eating them. Try anything just don't overwhelm his plate. My son loves granola, and cereal for snacks he gets one or two cups/boxes of 100 percent juice depending on how hot it is depends on how much water I make him drink, though that is what he drinks throughout the day anyway. Just don't be a short order cook when it comes to his menus. No need for that now, he can eat whatever you are making for whatever meal and make sure he sits to eat.

Medic - posted on 07/09/2010




My son is almost four but really the only thing that has changed since he was 11-12 months old has been the proportions. Breakfast is usually oatmeal or cereal with fruit in it or eggs and different fruit cut up, snack is usually fruit or cheese, lunch tends to be cut up meat and cheese and some veggies ie: carrots or tomatoes or cucumber with some ranch, snack...see morning snack, dinner is whatever we have and his evening snack is apples or bananas with peanut butter or grapes or watermellon. He only gets milk with meals and then snacks its milk or juice. We really don't eat alot of breads or pastas( only because he will fill up on that and not eat anything else) and he drinks water throughout the day.

Charlie - posted on 07/09/2010




My son is 20 months old .

Breakfast : glass of milk
Weetbix cereal with banana chopped into it .
Sack . crackers with cheese , fruit puree or fruit with diluted juice or water .
Lunch ; sandwich with cheese , avocado , ham or Vegemite , jam ect and dried fruit or yogurt .
Snack : fruits , veggies and dip
Dinner : he eats whatever we eat for dinner , veggies , salad , chops , fish , chicken , pasta and a glass of milk .

Emily - posted on 07/09/2010




For a preschooler, he/she can eat anything you do. It doesn't have to be a special menu. I feed my 3-year-old exactly the same food I eat. Not sure about the 11-month-old.. maybe he would take it in a sippy cup.

Trina - posted on 07/09/2010




Thank you mom's this has really helped a ton! its so difficult to find differnt things to try!

Kelina - posted on 07/09/2010




My son is 17 months. He gets 3 meals and 1-2 snacks a day. Breakfast is usually cheerios yogurt and fruit, he get lunch only a couple of hours later right before naptime. Lunch is whatever I have but i try to make it balanced. he gets a snack in the afternoon, usually fruit or toast to tide him over till dinner and dinner is whatever we eat. rarely he'll get an afterdinner snack(dessert) of fruit. Good luck!

Stina - posted on 07/09/2010




Breakfast: Oatmeal, milk

My son is a late waker so we don't always have an AM snack. If he asks, it's usually fruit or some yogurt.

Lunch: PB&J or Grilled Cheese or heated up leftovers from previous nights dinner. Milk

today we had Monkey wraps : 1 tortilla spread with some peanutbutter and filled with some slices of banana and chopped apples.

snack: cottage cheese and apples or Apples with a spoon of peanutbutter for dipping or slices of cheese. (My son is very skinny so I am generous with the peanutbutter. Sometimes I even put a scoop in his oatmeal. Milk or juice.

Dinner: Spaghetti, salad, milk

Snack: cold cereal or popcorn or some dessert.

September - posted on 07/09/2010




Our son is only 19 months but eats 3 balanced meals and 2-3 healthy snacks a day. For breakfast for example he will have oatmeal, yogurt, scrambled eggs and fresh fruit at about 7am. He has a mid morning snack which is usually more fruit and some sort of grain such as whole grain crackers. Then at 12pm he has lunch which could consist of cubed baked chicken, whole grain mac and cheese, fresh steamed veggies and cottage cheese. He then takes an afternoon nap until about 3pm which is when he has another snack which is a grain of some sort and a veggie or fruit. Then he has dinner at about 6-6:30 which could be baked salmon, fresh steamed veggies, whole grain rice and fresh fruit. Sometimes he will have a third snack before he goes to bed but sometimes not. There are so many options when it comes to foods. I'm always sure to offer our son a protein, grain, veggie, fruit and dairy with each meal. I love to cook and have homemade all of our son's meals since he started eating solids at 6 months old. As far as the formula goes our son completely weaned himself from the bottle and formula at 11 months so our pediatrician gave us the go ahead to introduce whole milk. I would defiantly talk to your doctor before doing so if that's what you're planning to do. If you would like more food suggestions just shoot me a message. I have lots of ideas! :)

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