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Old 10-23-2006, 01:46 PM   #11
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carrie, daniel doesnt eat alot of meat either. im not vegetarian but he has always had very lil meat. my in-laws are always getting in it saying that he needs to have meat 2 times a day and i tell him just at dinner is fine!
DD's daycare provider asked me once if we are vegetarians (nevermind the fact that she does have deli meat sandwiches from time to time ). It's not that we don't like meat, because I LOVE a good steak. It's just cheaper to go without it (and easier... I personally could eat pasta w/sauce 7 days a week!). Though I don't like legumes/beans so I have a harder time subbing for it myself than I do for DD.

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Old 10-23-2006, 02:19 PM   #12
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I have a really picky eater.... One of his favorite things are whole wheat pancakes. I also add in grated carrots, bananas, or peaches or something to add something extra to it. And I know it sounds strange but I use a tablespoon of natural peanut butter instead of oil. I just make up a few big batches and stick them in the freezer for later. He eats those like 5 times a week for breakfast.

Some other things he eats:
--melted cheese on toast
--YoBaby yogurt
--dried peas/beans (I cook the whole bag at once, freeze them in ice cube trays, and then store in bags for later.)
--fresh fruit (his faves are yellow peaches, bananas, strawberries)
--baked carrots (take a whole "batch" and wrap them like sweet potatoes and bake - I do the same with some other veggies)
--steamed (or broiled) broccoli, green beans, spinach, etc.
--peanut butter sandwiches, toast w/ PB, crackers w/ PB
--boiled eggs
--cheddar cheese cubes
--refried beans
--baked chicken and rice (real easy, you don't have to add seasonings or anything, just dump some chicken breasts, rice, and water in a dish. LOL)
--sauteed veggies and chicken
--vegetarian "chicken" nuggets

And his all-time favorite:
Whole wheat pasta with a tiny bit of organic Ragu. Its my favorite too (only I like a TON of sauce).

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My 1 yr old still eats jarred 2nd stage baby food. But for lunch he eats a jar of food and then crackers or dry cereal. A cheese sandwich is his favorite.
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Re: Meal Ideas for a one year old

I work full time so I pack breakfast and lunch for my kids.

For Breakfast they get homemade whole wheat pancakes, french toast or waffles. I make a double or triple batch on Sat or Sun and freeze them in baggies, easy to grab a serving. With that they have some fresh fruit bananas, strawberries, pears, peaches, grapes, kiwi, oranges, plums, etc.

For lunch they always have yogurt with a veggie (green beans, peas, carrots, broccoli, asparagus) and a fruit.

Dinners at home are:
whole wheat pasta with tomato sauce or butter
Cheese quesadilla (in the microwave, nice and easy)
tilapia fillet with a blend of Puerto Rican seasonings (Sage will eat anything I perpare with this seasoning, she loves it. It is a mix of Adobo and Sofrito)

or meals with us and whatever we are eating
including steak, pork chops, chicken fillet, spaghetti, lasagna, spaghetti pie, anything cut into small pieces

Snacks:

Cheese Sticks
Cheese slices
Rice Cakes
sesame street organic crackers
fruit (can you tell we love fruit!)
craisens
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thanks so much girls. im getting lots of ideas out of here! keep them coming!!
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I second the gerber meals, they're easy when you're in a hurry. Ash also eats PB&J with natural peanut butter and 100% fruit jelly (sweetened w/fruit juices). He love french toast with the same jelly on it, and I love it too because its so soft and it doesn't take much chewing. He also eats scrambled eggs, and chicken tenders and just regular frozen veggies that I steam. Other than that he pretty much eats whatever everyone else is eating, like chicken and dumplings, lasanga, etc. I actually have a couple pages of snack and food ideas for toddlers hanging on my fridge, I'll post them tomorrow or PM them to you. I get a lot of my ideas from there.
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DD eats pretty much whatever we are eating (she is 14 months)

She absolutely loves
steamed sugar snap peas
steamed broccoli
steamed baby carrots
grapes (cut in half)
peaches
nectarines
plums

Then she really likes....
apples
baked chicken
black beans
dark red kidney beans
rice
any combination of beans and rice
oatmeal
Cheddar cheese
some yogurt
corn on the cob (granted it comes out whole, but she loves it)

She has a pretty sophisticated palette though... I brought home a rice/veggie dish from an afghan restaurant the other day and she devoured it.

But what she would spit ANYthing out of her mouth for........
M&M's
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I actually have a couple pages of snack and food ideas for toddlers hanging on my fridge, I'll post them tomorrow or PM them to you. I get a lot of my ideas from there.
please do share!
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Alright, this is only what is suggested in the magazine. I haven't tried it all so I couldn't tell you how well it all works. In fact, I don't even know what some of it is! I can tell you that besides the things I noted, he loves all the fruits too. His current fave is the pineapple. I hope you find something he likes!

Whole-grain couscous
Cherrios
Ripe mango or papaya
Whole-grain French toast (DS love this with jelly instead of syrup)
Cooked green beans
Cooked (and peeled) white or sweet potato cubes
Chopped hard-boiled egg (after 12 months)
Cooked zucchini or squash
Mozzarella cheese
Well-cooked asparagus tips
Sliced grapes (In the pic these are sliced really tiny so baby doesn't choke)
Mini rice cakes
Grilled cheese sandwich, cut into strips or cubes
Brown Rice
Ripe Apricot
Whole-grain pancakes
Tiny, well cooked broccoli florets
Whole-wheat macaroni and cheese (another one of DS's faves!)
Kiwi
Cucumber (peel,remove seeds, and slice/cube)
Well cooked diced carrot (you can get carrots like this by gerber in little jars)
Teething biscuits or Zwieback crackers
Whole-grain toast with all-fruit spread
Fruit cocktail (be sure to slice the cherries and grapes)
Whole-grain waffle
Grated or shaved apple
Small oranges, fresh (remove membranes) or canned (after 12 months)
Canned or very ripe fresh pears
Banana
Tiny chunks of turkey meatballs
Matzoh crackers
Shredded cheese or cheese crumbles
Fork-smashed canned beans or chickpeas
Graham crackers (avoid honey varieties until 12months)-(DS loves these too)
Ripe honeydew, cantaloupe, or watermelon (remove seeds)
Tofu
Bites or crumbles of whole grain muffin
Pineapple
Ripe peaches
Cooked pearl barley
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