Kailey - posted on 11/05/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )
My one year old is going through a new phase and she won't eat more than half of the things she used to. I am in desperate need of some ideas for meals and snacks that she can feed herself! I've surfed Google quite a bit looking for ideas, but I see pretty much the same things over and over. Does anyone have any new ideas?
Lately I have been mixing fruit baby food with peanut butter, then I spread it on the bread and cut it into strips that she can take bites from. She loves it and fruit puree is much better than sugar filled jelly! It's a good idea to make the sandwiches during a nap or after your little one goes to bed, then put it in the fridge for a little while so when you cut the strips the peanut butter mixture is solid enough that it doesn't ooze out. I also flatten the sandwich a bit before I cut it.
Also, if your baby likes eggs, mix some veggie puree/baby food in along with the milk and eggs. Green vegetables taste the best. I make two eggs at once and save some for the next morning.