Whats your toddlers favourite meal?

(30 Posts)
DeathMetalMum Mon 04-Feb-13 17:14:34

I'm getting bored/need some meal inspiration for me and dd. Though we could share some meal ideas that our toddlers like.

My dd's favourites are Sweet and sour, chilli con carne, mac and cheese with brocolli mashed in and of course anything with pesto.

lorisparkle Mon 04-Feb-13 17:29:26

Anything with pasta!

FarelyKnuts Mon 04-Feb-13 17:31:07

Pasta with salmon and creme freche

mashed potatoes, carrots and vege sausages

quorn bolognaise

pancakes with cheese and spinach

And like yours pesto smile Red pesto is nice for a change

BeaWheesht Mon 04-Feb-13 17:31:45

Dd loves the usual - tomato and veg pasta, mac cheese, sausages and veg and potato, chicken with cheese on, scrambled egg and beans on toast.

Nothing overly inspiring I'm afraid!

MrsGubbins Mon 04-Feb-13 17:44:11

current faves include...
pea and mint risotto with brie
mashed up fried eggs eaten straight out the pan with flat bread (only with daddy favourite)
anything if served with edamame in their pods!

blondieminx Mon 04-Feb-13 17:51:34

DD loves

*pasta bolognaise and garlic bread
*A lion egg (poached egg with "mane" of soldiers!)
*sausage casserole
*roast chicken dinner
*naan bread and mild curry
*scrambled eggs

She won't eat lumps of proper meat though so stews and roasts other than chicken do not go down well with her!

snickers251 Mon 04-Feb-13 18:05:37

The only meal he will eat is spag Bol .... Seriously that's it hmm

DuckMeInTheGrass Mon 04-Feb-13 18:06:50

Pea and mint risotto with brie?

You having a laugh?!

Tuna pasta with peas and creme fraiche

getoffthecoffeetable Mon 04-Feb-13 18:15:42

Toad in the hole with sweet potato and cheese mash
Cheese risotto
Spaghetti Bol
Meatballs
Fishcakesi
Anything with pasta
anything he spies from my plate

JollyRedGiant Mon 04-Feb-13 18:19:51

Pancakes
Fish fingers
Mac and cheese
Lamb or chicken Curry
Risotto
Anything involving cous cous
Anything involving sausages
Anything involving pastry

Potatoes, onions and vegetables of any sort are out. He will very occasionally eat sweetcorn or carrot though.

Spag Bol
Chilli con Carne
Soup
Sausages

LapinDeBois Mon 04-Feb-13 18:25:14

I've just made big baguette sandwiches (smoked mackerel, mayo, tomatoes and cucumber) and they've gone down a storm.
Oh, and anything with gravy.
Though what he still talks about is the day he was allowed crumble AND ice cream AND jelly for pudding grin.

nextphase Mon 04-Feb-13 18:31:40

Lasagne, mac cheese, sausages, wraps, fish pie, chicken drumsticks (anything with the bone in to chew on - spare ribs the other day), pasta and prawns, noodles.

Like JollyRedGiant, potatoes and onions are out for DS1. DS2 is pretty much at the stage of eating anything still.

Oh, and boiled eggs!

MrsGubbins Mon 04-Feb-13 18:59:56

Duck errr ..... no, risotto always goes down a storm and right now she likes the cheesy pea one ta

WafflesandWhippedCream Mon 04-Feb-13 19:09:40

Mine hoovers up spaghetti, risotto, omlettes, anything with mashed potato, mini pork and dill meatballs, pancakes, gnocchi baked with tuna, tomatoes, cream and cheese, courgette and feta fritters. And vegetable soup, but unfortunately DD1 hates soup, so don't have that very often.

Risotto is a fave here for my four year old- cheesy creamy, and full of hidden veggrin
minestrone goes down well, and chicken soup is eaten, which is a rave review as far as I am concernedwink

The little one (2) likes tomato soup. That's all she likes at the minutesad

I offer them both everything though, never cater to them as it were, they just get what I'm making.

BikeRunSki Mon 04-Feb-13 19:31:10

My 4 and 1 yo are pretty much guaranteed to eat curly pasta, meatballs and red sauce (home made tomato sauce with a sweet potato in) and raining (grated) cheese.

redwellybluewelly Mon 04-Feb-13 19:40:42

We discovered dd's utterly favourite meal by accident. Its north African stew by HFW, she pulls it out of the freezer when asked what she wants.

Peas and sweetcorn
Anything with mccains smiles

Fishfingers, beans or peas or corn and smiles
Battered haddock fillets, beans or peas or corn and smiles
Fries (waitrose essentials low in salt)
Sausages, eggs and beans and smiles
Omelette
Tin of tuna
Pasta
Spag bol/stew/curry with any meat
Frankfurters
Soup and toast
Ham sandwich
Honey sandwich
Jam sandwich

She can't have dairy or soya so diet a bit limited. Usually she eats with us if we can eat early but iften she eats when home from nursery and I save a portion of what we eat later.

Fussy she is not but it took ages for her to wean, and if she really hates something or isnt hungry I dont force the issue.

redwellybluewelly Mon 04-Feb-13 19:41:42

Oh and jacket spuds and beans and will climb mountains to get mashed spuds or swede and carrot!

DS2 is fairly unfussy as small people go. He loves:

Giant cous cous with roast veg (and lamb/lamb meatballs/etc if that's coming with it)
Pasta with chorizo
Pasta with most other sauces, especially if it involves meatballs
Lasagne
Burgers with chips (particularly sweet potato chips)
Teryaki chicken with sticky rice
Chicken and egg donburi
Actually, anything with sticky rice
Risotto
Most other rice dishes
Noodle dishes of most descriptions
Cottage/shepherd's pie
Beans on toast
Bread with Nutella on it
Yorkshire pudding
Sausages (on their own, in stew or in toad in the hole)
Sweetcorn (hot, cold, on or off the cob, in literally anything)
Cured meats / cold meats / cheese / bread / strips of pepper

He eats anything they serve him at nursery too. Usually seconds of it too. He's fussier at home.

American style pancakes with maple syrup, bacon and scrambled eggs too.

DeathMetalMum Mon 04-Feb-13 20:00:45

Thanks there are some great ideas will look up the hfw recipie sounds like what we would like.

I think I am going to have to try risotto I am not great at cooking rice but dd does love it.

We do give her what we eat. Lunchtime is our 'main meal' atm when we eat with dp as he works evenings. So for dinner I try to tailor more to what I know she will eat as it makes my life a little easier.

Pascha Mon 04-Feb-13 20:02:50

Hmm. He would say cakey. Chicken & veg risotto usually goes down well though.

Get a rice cooker. You can get them really cheaply (from about £15) and you'll never cook bad rice again! You can put it on and leave it to do its thing, and it keeps the cooked rice warm when it's done.

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