Easy meal ideas for picky 15 month old.

Ashley - posted on 07/06/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )




My son is 15 months old and I am having a difficult time finding meals that he will eat. He used to love veggies, but now tosses them on the floor. He loves fruit, but that really seems to be it, and with all the poopy diapers from them, I figure he needs some veggies. He loves pb&j sandwiches and pancakes/waffles and cheese. Meats are a little harder to get him to eat unless it is bits of ham.

I want him to eat healthy, but I am running out of ideas! Please help! I tried looking online, but wasn't successful.

Thank you!

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Jenna - posted on 07/06/2010




My son (18 months) has loved homemade potato wedges since he was 11 months old. Any type of potato, partially peeled and cleaned, with some spices, throw em ona cookie shet for 20 to 40 minutes at 400 degrees. Even sweet potatoes go well like that, put brown sugar or cinnamon on them.

Elissa - posted on 07/06/2010




My boy is 10 months and goes through fussy stages. I usually give him finger food that he will try then eiher eat or throw, but I keep giving it so he gets used to the tastes. Struan wont eat veg but I keep putting it on the plate and then ignore when it lands on the floor so he doesn't get stressed about it.

We always have potato, cheese and pasta and I mix things with them, the other night I gave him cheesy potatoes with beams mixed through because he wont eat beans alone. And if you add tuna (although it has to be limited for mercury) he doesn't care what else is in it.

Homemade soup and bread is the easiest and most nutritous way to get veg in. Just baby stock cubes (or real stock), loads of veg and boil til the veg is soft. Then you can add just give or add milk or blend.

If he loves pb - smear some on celery, its lovely! or add cheese to just about anything.

Final suggestion - my brother ate noodles for diner for months cos that all he would eat - he grew out of it and it didn't do him any harm. We all go through phases and we all get over it so dont stress yourself too much.

Good luck x

Kelly - posted on 07/06/2010




my daughter is 22mts and loves rice, sweetcorn and all types of meat and veg, have u tried making his plate look fun like making smily faces with the veg and meat, i find the worst thing a parent can do is make a fuss over food, it encourages a child to make a fuss. i find the best thing to do is leave the food in front of them and let them no its num num time and leave it at that the more a deal u make of it the more he will reject it, best of luck anyway hope this was helpful!!!

Janine - posted on 07/06/2010




That's hard I had a couple friends who went through a similar situation. With my nephew we had to challenge him or use reverse psychology and tell him he couldn't eat things and then he would. Another friend of mine bought that cookbook by Jerry Seinfelds wife that teaches you how to hide veggies in things so that they will eat them. Pureeing things like cauliflower etc and putting them in potatoes, things like that. it was really helpful. Keep trying it will get better as they are ever changing!

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