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Old 03-15-2007, 12:47 PM   #11
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Re: Picky toddler foods?

DD is 16.5 months old. I'll try to list what she eats:

cheese cut into cubes
crackers
pumpkin seeds
edamame
baby carrots
corn
peas
string beans
egg plant
chopped tomatoes
salsa
tortilla chips
formerly a huge Veggie Booty fan - no more
cereal bars
oranges
blue berries
raspberries
bananas
yogurt
yogurt drinks
homemade smoothies
peanut butter sandwiches
peanut butter on celery
celery plain
raisins
pasta (with meat and sauce, veggies and sauce)
chicken noodle soup
egg noodles with veggies and chicken - no broth
apples - she likes it either in chunks or shredded on the cheese grater
pears
graham crackers
grapes (sliced in half)
cucumber slices
baby cereal mixed with yogurt (that's her regular breakfast)
grilled cheese sandwiches
scrambled eggs
beans (kidney or blackbean) and rice


That's all I can think of right now.

I tried a new toddler recipe the other night I really liked - 4 drumsticks. Baste them with a mixture of 1 tbsp peanutbutter, 1 tbsp ketchup, 2 tsp oil, 1 tsp soy sauce. Cook for 15 minutes at 400 degrees (I think). Turn it over, baste with the remainder of the sauce you have and cook another 20 minutes or until juices run clear. Oh, yeah, cut a few slices into the meat so that the sauce penetrates better. Wrap the end of the drumstick in aluminum foil and serve to your kiddo. DD loved it. I noticed she liked holding onto the drumstick and this is a little neater and varies the taste of the chicken. DH liked it, too!

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Elisa

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Old 03-21-2007, 09:17 AM   #12
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Re: Picky toddler foods?

Try ham, my picky 3 year old could live on it.
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Old 03-27-2007, 10:10 AM   #13
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Re: Picky toddler foods?

My dd is super picky sometims but a few of the things that she likes are:

Veggie corn dogs
Veggie burgers-cut up with a bit of cheese on them
Turkey meatballs
Little baby pita's and Hummus
Guacamole
String cheese
Mini pb and j sandwiches on the pitas
Veggie Quiche
Eggplant Parm
Mini Pita Pizzas
Hard boiled Egg
Grilled Chicken diced up
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Old 03-29-2007, 10:33 PM   #14
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Re: Picky toddler foods?

i've got a super picky 16 month old who has tried 90% of what i've seen so far in this thread and rejected about 99% of it. basically i just try to make a lot of chicken soup and put every vegetable / meat that i can think of into it, because that's the only consistent way he will eat meat or most veggies.

what he does eat:
spinach nuggets (i got the recipe from here!)
string cheese (new - this was regularly refused until this week)
apples, pears, bananas, and sometimes oranges, but only straight from the fruit, he won't pick it up
pretzels dipped in soy butter
yobaby in the morning (i mix it with berries and occasionally an egg yolk)
fried rice
wonton soup
applesauce
just corn / just peas / just blueberries
any crunchy carbs - fiber 1, o's, K, granola; crackers, puffs, pretzel sticks
grits and broccoli (weird, huh?)
a few noodles/pastas, but no significant volume
grilled cheese sandwiches, sometimes

what has been rejected:
every fruit in the grocery store, when he has to pick it up (we try something every meal ...)
sweet potatoes, squash
turkey and meatless meatballs
egg, in all formats
meat, if not in soup or with rice and fed to him
pizza
mac/cheese
anything with cream cheese or sunflower butter
veggie booty
dates, raisins
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Old 03-31-2007, 02:35 PM   #15
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My son is can be very picky. He is 29 mo and somedays I have to be super creative. I read somewhere about putting things on an ice cube tray so everything is separate. He loved it! Something about having things touch that he doesn't like. They definitely outgrow it though.. my 10 yr old dd was a pain... only ate cheese, goldfish crackers, eggs and mac-n-cheese. Now she even eats salads

Some favorites are:
black beans (I make my own.super easy... one chopped onion, 5 cloves of garlic, 1 small bag of black beans (cleaned and clear of stones) put in a soup pot completely covered in water and cook for hours until the beans are softer and the garlic is soft, onions have disintigrated. Add salt AFTER they are done or it will make the beans hard. You can mash the garlic pieces in to the beans and leave the beans whole it will thicken.

frozen corn
garbanzo beans
miso soup with tofu
noodles
milton's multigrain bread with cream cheese
strawberry kefir (drinkable)
frozen organic blueberries alone or in cereal
green eggs and ham (used pureed spinach for green in egg)
Trader joe's veggie corn dogs
terriyaki anything - salmon, chicken, tofu
soups - matzo ball, potato leek, tomato with floating cheese puffs

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My kids all went through periods like that, except my oldest daughter. She would eat anything, from the minute she first tried solid foods.
I wouldn't sweat his eating habits. They will constantly change as he grows. Just keep offering him different things, or letting him try a bite of yours. My kids would eat off my plate instead of their own. Very annoying, but at least they ate. When we go out to restaurants they still ask to "try moms food". For some reason it tastes better when it is on my plate. Go figure.
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Ever make fruit Leather? My ds loves it!! I add pureed carrot to my apple and cinnamon leather and he never notices Also, I add pumpkin to plain yogurt with a little cinnamon and maple syrup. Yum!
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. They definitely outgrow it though.. my 10 yr old dd was a pain... only ate cheese, goldfish crackers, eggs and mac-n-cheese. Now she even eats salads


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ahh that gives me hope for sure!!
david is like that too. and its pretty
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Ever make fruit Leather? My ds loves it!! I add pureed carrot to my apple and cinnamon leather and he never notices Also, I add pumpkin to plain yogurt with a little cinnamon and maple syrup. Yum!
How do you make fruit leather?
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The other issue, is that it varies from day to day. Some days he'll eat something new, and then a few days later, he hates it Its driving me crazy!
oh my goodness just like david
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