Anyone have any meal ideas?

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Kelly - posted on 11/08/2008

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My daughter has always loved her fruits and veggies so I have never had any problems there but her absolute favourite is sweet potato wedges. Just peel a sweet potato and cut into small wedges. Brush with the oil of your choice and bake in the oven for about 30 mins. Also she loves homemade meatballs and spaghetti. We just buy mince and roll it into little balls and fry them, then add to spaghetti. I either buy ready made tomato sauce for the pasta or if I have more time I will make my own. This is also a great way of getting veggies into your child as you can add courgette, peppers etc.

Hope this helps :-)

Angela - posted on 11/07/2008

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my children love cheese sauce i often stir in broccoli and cauli paes and carrot and pour it on a piece of pumpkin even if they just eat the sauce they are getting some vegies

Anna - posted on 11/06/2008

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Oh, I forgot. The V8 Fusion and other V8 drinks are great. They do have a lot of sugar but they contain a full serving of daily fruits and veggies in a glass. My daughter drinks a lot of water other than that and multivitamins (Shaklee) each day. Just in case your concerned about your child getting what he/she needs each day.

Anna - posted on 11/06/2008

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I find that if I ask my daughter (3yrs) to help me prepare veggies, she really enjoys eating them too. My husband and I turn dinner preparations into a family fun time. My daughter loves it and often volunteers to be right in on the action. Then when it comes time to serve her plate, we don't ask her what she wants. We put 3 or 4 healthy options on her plate and tell her to eat whatever she wants. But that is all there is for dinner. We generally make everything with fresh produce and meats, fish, and a variety of flavors. If she complains about something, we just tell her not to eat it. Then the other items (which are just as healthy) look better. There is never an argument and she is eating well. If she doesn't eat enough food to call a "dinner" then there is no other food or dessert. We then save the plate for when she is ready to continue eating. We never make the packaged products, because it is loaded with preservatives and I try to stay away from products containing red 40, although I get laughed at sometimes. :) She eats what we eat and with enough healthy variety and colors, there is rarely an argument. I don't know if my 11 month old will do this well, but that is what I will shoot for. Good Luck.

Just - posted on 11/06/2008

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A quick one I like is vegtable pasta with melted cheese whiz, its easy and pretty healthy plus she can feed herself it.

Kate - posted on 11/06/2008

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I'm truly not your typical mom when it comes to this day and age (most moms I run across are still breast feeding their children who can talk and telling other moms how you should pick up your child every time he/she cries). BUT I firmly believe that one of the best things you can do for your growing baby is feed organic food and milk. We have foregone other luxuries in our life to be able to do this and do not regret it. This has been a challenge for me finding "meals" for a toddler eating organic but I do have a few items. I buy mainly frozen food for my guy as I don't have very much time to cook so look carefully for lots of preservatives and fillers in foods. In the organic isles you can find fish sticks, mini-waffles, quesadillas, "veggie-bites" (kind of like veggie chicken nuggets), mac-n-cheese, all beef hot dogs, oatmeal, canned pasta meals for kids...and so on. My son loves all of these things. What he hates is the "organic" meals you can find in the baby isle. They are bland and VERY salty - go looking through other isles in the grocery store for more tastey food that you think he could handle instead. Hope this helps a little!

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