Dinner ideas for an 11month old?!?!

DeAnna - posted on 12/27/2009 ( 17 moms have responded )

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Im afraid that my son is getting tired of the same old baby food everynight. i feed him some solid foods, but i want to offer him different things. Does anyone have suggestions.

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Dawn - posted on 12/28/2009

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Hi! Look through Anabel Karmel Website. There are lots of easy to cook recipes which you can also freeze!

Kris - posted on 10/07/2012

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As I am reading these posts I am concerned about the amount of sodium these babies are getting. Hamburger Helper and the other processed foods are not made for babies. However it is easy to just keep some of the meat aside before you add the seasoning from the box. Also you can easily steam frozen veggies (without the sauce, more added sodium) and babies love them. They love the independence of feeding themselves chunks of food they can hold in their hand. Just make sure you keep a close eye on them so they don't choke. It doesn't have to be complicated and time consuming to feed babies nutritious food.

Heather - posted on 01/06/2010

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my son eat's what we eat, but he still will have some 3rd stage foods. he loves to pick up food himself, but he's just now getting teeth. he does pretty well chompin with his gums though.

Ashley - posted on 01/06/2010

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my daughter is almost a year, she will eat anything i put in front of her. she gets eggs/toast/eggos/ or dry cereal for breakfast. Mac n'cheese, potatos, ravioli whatever for lunch or dinner. Instant mashed potatoes is a fav for her. If you are worried just make sure you do small portions and cut up everything small. If you put too much in front of them they will shove it all in there mouths and choke she has done it more than once it is scary but it does happen. good luck.

Stacie - posted on 12/30/2009

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my son will be a year on january 16 and he has been eating adult food since he was 8 months old. I invested in a magic bullet at first (like a blender but smaller) and just about everything that we eat he was eating too. I didnt and still dont give him spicy things like tacos or stuff like that. But ravioli is good and you can freeze it. I also buy the rice and pasta sides in a bag and add some canned chicken to it. The canned is softer for them to chew. You can freeze that as well. I saved my baby food containers and that way the stuff i freeze can be pre-porportioned into individual servings. Just take it out heat it up and serve. I make hamburger helper, baked rigatoni and things like that and he loves them. He gets mandarin oranges, peaches, pears, and mango that i cut into chunks. and veggies like green beans and peas and carrots. He also likes steamed broccoli and i just give him the florets with a little cheeze whiz on it. Just about anything will do as long as it isnt chewy hard or spicy. Just cut it up small enough for them to pick up.

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Steph - posted on 11/12/2013

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I have such a pucky eater. Its so hard to get my daughter to try anythimg eithout it having a cheerio on it, I dont force her but I have to trick her . But I am afriad to give her a lot if thing I have seen listed on this conversation. Help!

Sara - posted on 01/06/2010

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Ok, if your son is eating solids and feeding himself, I would suggest Green Giant's frozen veggies. They come in a huge variety with lots of different veggies in it. Last night, he had white beans, yellow carrots and spinach in a garlic sauce. They have so many varieties to choose from, and a selection you can't get from baby foods.

Jacqulyn - posted on 01/06/2010

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um well mine is one as of yesterday and i stopped feeding him baby food at 8 months. he eats EVERYTHING. steak, chicken, french fries, chicken nuggets, corn, peas, carrots, eggs, grilled cheese sandwhiches, ect..., even rice crispies for breakfast. i suppose it depends how many teeth yours has as well. i started introducing him to food early so that he wouldnt become dependant on puree's and he seems to do well with it but maybe its cause hes got 11 teeth already? i donno. they say every baby is different. they have to get used to chewing, try giving him fries from the oven. cook them till they are hot but also so they are still good and soft and let them cool off for a bit. kaleb loves his potatoes and its one of the easier ones for them to eat and then offer different foods. chicken is a good meat to start them on cause its easier to break down than red meat.

PS. kaleb had prime rib, baked potato, and kernal corn for dinner on his first birthday. he loved it.

Amanda - posted on 01/04/2010

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my son has been eatin solid food since he was 6 months old...whatever we eat he eats....pizza, chicken, take a taco shell and put cheese in it makin a cheese quesidilla,pasta, french fries....he rarely eats baby food anymore.

Amanda - posted on 12/31/2009

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I used to do the frozen meat and vegies, once I ran out of the last lot of that I just started giving our boy what we are having just chopped up smaller. We don't have alot of spicy things but if we are having something like tacos I always have a couple of tins of tuna in the pantry, mix that with some vegies and he's fine. I try to give him a variety and slowly introducing things with some spices, the other night we had a very mild butter chicken, he loved it, he has also had garlic which he likes, which is great for his immune system.

Lisa - posted on 12/30/2009

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I give my 11 month old sons the save food that we ahve for dinner, chix, pasta, broccoli, potatoes. Sometimes if I dont think they are getting enough veggies or fruits, I mix their baby food with pasta or mashed potatoes. Or I will mix their fruit baby food with actual fruit like bananas or pears.

Deanna - posted on 12/29/2009

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my daughter would not eat baby food. she gagged everytime i tried givin her baby food. tha only kind of baby food she would eat is strawberries. so i just started givin her food that i ate. but i chewed before givin it to her and that is how she has eaten and slowly just startin givin her soft foods to feed on her own.

Jessica - posted on 12/29/2009

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my son is 11 months old as well. he still eats plenty of baby food, but we pretty much give him everything we eat. also, if u havent started given diluted juice yet, that helped a lot to open my sons palate...just not too much each day:)

Julia - posted on 12/29/2009

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Tortellis filled with cheese, spinach or meat are convenient, as I heat up 10 for a meal. Easy for my 11 month old's little hands to hold, and he has fun eating it as well.

Soya, Vege & Potato Patties are good as well. Pan fry without oil.

I agree with Sarah (1 reply above), I feed my baby some mashed up adult food as well.

Sarah - posted on 12/28/2009

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as I have 2 other older children who enjoy there food mostly & we usually eat as a family Clementine now joins us at the table & genrally eats what ever we are eating just mashed up!! Rissoto, cottage pie,stews & pasta are the faves & simple to prepare even things like pizza choped up so she an feed herself go down well!!

Rabia - posted on 12/28/2009

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God, I have also run out of things to make. so i just feed him whatever i cook for myself and hubby, if needed i just pick and cut pieces smaller and he eats everything we do..

Natasha - posted on 12/27/2009

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what are you giving him? I boil up a whole lot of vegies and freeze them in ice cubes and mix and match different vegies with frozen cubes of mince. Other times I make a Tuna and tomato pasta dish or sometimes rice added to the normal food. Try ham, cheese, all soft fruits, chicken bits etc. Try a little of whatever you have for dinner, youll be surprised.

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