food ideas

Liz - posted on 09/08/2009 ( 19 moms have responded )

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Hi All,

Madeleine is starting to not like baby food as much as she used to so I have started with some cheese, yogurt, pasta(she LOVES) that, scrambled eggs, toast etc.



Does anyone have any other ideas as to what people food to give her. I'm looking for something that is easy to make as well as I'm not a cook... :)



thanks for any ideas

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Nancy - posted on 09/22/2009

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I feel the same - I feel like we feed the same or similar foods every day. I just found this website today and its giving me a few new ideas:
http://www.babyfood101.com/a/lessthanone...

I'm going to try a few things they list.

I also just tried kiwi fruit last night and that was a big hit, if you haven't tried that yet.

Another food that people don't think about much is tofu - its soft and mushy, so its a good finger food (and zero cooking time!). Our son didn't like the taste at first, but he has liked it more as we re-introduce it to him.

I also don't have any time to cook, so the easier the better, while still keeping healthy.

Crystal - posted on 09/22/2009

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This was the same qquestion I had, this is why I came on here today! anyways, My daughter is also done with the purees she likes to feed herself too and I've been doing what most of the suggestions are so I feel much better thanks everyone!

I also make smoothies with fruit & yogurt she just loves them!! Thanks again & best of luck!!♥

User - posted on 09/20/2009

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I buy the bags of frozen vegetables for days where I do not have the time to cook a meal. You can just boil the frozen vegetables and will only take 10 mintues or so. My daughter loves eating fruits. I sometimes have to watch myself because when i feed her too much she is pooping like crazy. Maybe that will help with your problem of her getting plugged up.

Colleen - posted on 09/15/2009

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Also try avacados in little peices, they are so buttery and soft. Any soft fruits cut into little peices, also I mix up banana into plain yogurt and sometimes add wheat germ(that'll help with the binding cause its a nice sorce of fiber) Applesauce with cottage cheese or in plain yogurt, I've also made meatloaf (without the salt/pepper) and added finely shredded carrots, and zuccini in it as well as a ground turkey loaf with small apple pieces and zuccini. The possibilities are endless if you know what you eat and like and what will cook up soft.

User - posted on 09/15/2009

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MY daughter will eat anything we eat but I have an older daughter, she likes push up and gave a few likes to my 10month old who tried to eat the whole thing, I did not want her having all that sugar so I bought the orange cream yogurt (thick and creamy), some Dixie cups and wooden sticks. I filled the Dixie cup with yogurt but the stick in and let them freeze for a few ours. Loves them... and it is a great healthy treat!

Kristi - posted on 09/14/2009

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Oh my gosh I want to scream - I have now tried to type this response TWICE and it keeps disappearing!

Anyway, we feed Wesley EVERYTHING. I cook chicken breast, cut up into bite sized pieces. He loves stew - LOVES it. He eats most fruits and berries (we love berries, so he has them often). He loves vegetables too. He takes most food with his own hands and puts it into his mouth. We still feed Wesley a lot of jarred baby food, because we worry sometimes that he isn't getting enough food when he feeds himself (cuz he's slow sometimes). In the morning, for breakfast, my husband gives him a whole piece of toast with peanut butter and jam, along with a thing of applesauce.

Trich - posted on 09/14/2009

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Hi My little guy just loves mangos, bananas and Blueberrys he cant get enough of them,.. i just cut them up and then blitz them with a stab mixer, so they are lumpy... he also has taken a liking to sultanas but i only give these to him one at a time, just incase he chokes on them but he loves mushing them round in his mouth.. he also loves pasta, i just boil it up until it is nice and soft and add his lumpy vegies that i have steamed for him to it...

Cori - posted on 09/12/2009

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i give my son cooked peas and carrots... even rice or corn... i also do small chunks of chicken breast by rule of thumb (smaller than his thumb nail) and he loves cereal bars, that he just started getting! even something like mashed potatoes, i just make his a little thicker than mine would be! but i generally give him anything that i eat (unless its spicy or HIGHLY seasoned) as long as if its not mushy, i cut it into peices smaller than his thumb nail!

Liz - posted on 09/12/2009

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thank you all for the tips ... I will try lots of them over the next few weeks. I gotta watch out since she plugs up very easily and needs prune juice every day.

Abbey - posted on 09/12/2009

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We started grilled cheese cut in to tiny squares and he LOVES it. He also loves the instant mashed potatoes he gets at daycare. He will eat cut up fruit, veggies, meat. I will pretty much give him anything off my plate as long as it isn't spicy or really greasy or unhealthy. My friend did tell me that when you introduce anything fried (bc all kids eventually need fried food... ; ) ) do it in very small doses. When she gave her son his first happy meal, he got really sick. But I think that is still at least a year or 2 away.

Meri - posted on 09/11/2009

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My baby LOVES bananas! I slice a banana and then cut each slice into fourths. She devours them. Also, rice mixed with some steam carrots are a big hit as well.

Linda - posted on 09/11/2009

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oh yeah< try bluberry pancakes no syrup cut small you can even get the frozen ones or french toast sticks cut up small. my son LOVES it

Linda - posted on 09/11/2009

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My son is 10 months almost and he doesnt like baby food as well. he spits it out LOL I make grilled chicken or turkey> wicked easy! If you have a toaster oven put it on broil until cooked. boiled carrots are great! sliced peaches, bananas, hot dogs but cut up small no skin. (all meat kind) they also have graduate foods that are good that you can give. My son loves them!

good Luck

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corned beef hash, mixed veg, rice with some blended up chicken if she not good with lumps, cottage pie (home made), spag bol blended, fish cakes or fish fingers are very good.

if u dont like cooking to much u can get freezer pots and cook a load of veg in 1 go and freeze it all, like enough for the week or something veg is simple enough to do

Kattie - posted on 09/08/2009

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My little one likes cottage cheese, red potatoes, wheat bread plain or with apple butter, just started some sauteed chicken shredded, which was a big hit. My uncle's wife has also suggested unsweetened Jello as a treat.

Jennifer - posted on 09/08/2009

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my son loves waffles, pancakes, mac & cheese, pasta... I felt like she was not getting to much meats, so with pasta I but chicken in a processor and mixed it with pasta and it was a huge hit!

Jen - posted on 09/08/2009

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I give my little lady cut up peices of fresh fruit, cottage cheese, yogurt, whole grain waffles/pancakes, oatmeal, cheerios, pureed vegetables, couscous (takes 5minutes)...anything that you eat that is soft, cut into peices. Have fun!!

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