Need recipes/cookbook recommendations for a 1-Year old's diet

Michelle - posted on 01/18/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My son just turned 1 this past Friday (1/15) and he has recently been rejecting his blended and jarred foods. I started feeding him some table foods and puffs since he was 9 months old, but I always supplemented with the baby food. Now that he's rejecting it, I need to figure out some good, healthy foods I can feed him at this age. Does anyone have any good simple recipes out there, or know of any good cookbooks that I can use as a guide? Thanks so much!

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Kelly - posted on 01/20/2010

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I have a book called "Top 100 baby purees" by Annabel Karmel and it is awsome!!! it has recipes for all the stages right up to a year old and it tells you what is freezable and how much each recipe makes, how long it takes to make and what age group its good for!! very helpful book :) hope it helps you :)

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Taylor - posted on 01/19/2010

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Congrats on having a 1 year old! If he's got teeth, you don't need jarred food. I give my 10 month old son things like shredded cheese, broccoli (I cut off the flowers) crackers, real oatmeal, rice krispies, and pureed dinner. With my older son, I had a turbo chopper (like the magic bullet) and I'd put our dinner in there and add a little water. Finger food is interesting for kids though- they like feeding themselves. Another one my older son liked at age 1 was black beans. Get a can of them, rinse them good, and put them in a tupperware container in your fridge so you can put a few on his tray at dinner and lunch. You can even mush each one a little. I'd watch him with finger food though, even as he gets older. Oh, another one is spaghetti. Cut it up good, but Liam loves that. Someone told me to cut toast in small bits but I haven't tried that yet. I guess it will dissolve in their mouth better than plain bread...
If you are looking for a book, try Deceptively delicious by Jessica Seinfeld. (Jerry Seinfeld's wife.) Its how to slip healthy food into kids food w/o them knowing it.

Amy - posted on 01/19/2010

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My son is 14 months now, he didn't want his jarred food for months before he turned one! It depends on how used to solid food he is on what he can eat. My son loves chicken nuggets (cut in small peices), sweat potato fries, grilled cheese, chopped cucumbers. also gerber graduates has awsome meals for young ones, the raviolis are the best! they've got mac'n cheese, pastas, snacks... all sorts. You can also just google "quick easy recipes" and find lots. i'm not the best cook so thats what i've been doing lately! good luck, and happy birthday to your little one!

Lady - posted on 01/19/2010

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Annabel Karmel books are the ones i've used for all my children - her recipes are great for the whole family and she set everything out so they are so easy to follow - my children my husband and myself all love her food and so has anyone else i've cooked them for - she is brittish but i'm sure you can find her on the internet.

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