easy meat dishes for 1 yo.

(23 Posts)
Nancy54 Thu 05-Sep-13 06:50:03

Having just posted saying I'm a veggie wondering how often I should offer meat, I'm now thinking I know absolutely no recipes containing meat! Anyone got any easy meat recipes that go down well?

gintastic Thu 05-Sep-13 06:55:53

You can raise children to be vegetarian if that's what you want - I don't know the issues, I was raised veggie by my mum but I'm omni now and my children eat meat.

gintastic Thu 05-Sep-13 07:05:08

But on the recipie front, mine like spaghetti bolognaise, roast chicken (does lots of meals!), sausage pasta with either tomato sauce or cheese sauce, macaroni geese with bacon on, lamb curry.

gintastic Thu 05-Sep-13 07:05:31

cheese even.

We don't eat geese.

BikeRunSki Thu 05-Sep-13 07:10:33

I am veggie, but feed my children meat. They like IKEA meatballs. I like them because I don' t have to.do anything about them apart from put them in the oven. We often have them.with pasta and tomato sauce and I have Quorn " meat alls".

JiltedJohnsJulie Thu 05-Sep-13 20:33:43

Sorry gin has to laugh at Macaroni Geese as a response to OP asking for easy meat recipes grin

Like BSR our DC like meatballs, but we buy ours from Lidl.

Agree to that you don't have to give them meat, its entirely upto you. Our family was the opposite. We are omni and my sister made it clear from a very, very young age that the meat wasn't going in. So my omni parents raised a veggie. She's been absolutely fine on it and has always been much taller and healthier than me smile

tywysogesgymraeg Thu 05-Sep-13 20:38:44

Why would you want to give your children meat if you're a vegetarian?

Nancy54 Thu 05-Sep-13 20:40:24

Ok thanks everyone, will def try the geese!

I know I could raise them veggie but I'm not sure I want to enforce that choice on them. It's tricky.

tywysogesgymraeg Thu 05-Sep-13 20:44:55

I assumed that if you're "against" meat, whatever the reason - health, ethics etc - you'd want to bring DCs up to share your beliefs. In the same way you'd bring them up not to smoke, or to believe in Hod, or to not spit in the street etc.

JiltedJohnsJulie Thu 05-Sep-13 20:59:08

My bf is veggie and doesn't want to enforce her beliefs on her DC too, she's just never bothered giving them meat. Once they were older and asked her why they don't eat meat she's just given age appropriate answers and they have all chosen to be veggie smile

gintastic Thu 05-Sep-13 21:35:00

Well, I think a strong belief in Hod is definitely a good thing in life... Along with regular goose consumption...

JiltedJohnsJulie Thu 05-Sep-13 22:05:22

Am too pissed to care about Hod. Am off to go and cook my own goose...grin

sharond101 Thu 05-Sep-13 22:40:41

I do chicken and veg soup (boil up a large chicken leg with some chopped carrots, leeks and 1-2 cups rice. Simmer for 1hour or until chicken is cooked through. Take chicken from bone and put back into soup. Blitz in blender.

Fry some onion and carrot. Add beef mince and 1tbsp flour. Brown and drain fat. Add boiing water to cover then simmer for 4 hours until really soft. Serve with mashed potatoes.

My DS loves Annable Karmel chicken and apple balls and tasty meatballs and turkey enchiladas. The feeding my baby and toddler book is really good.

tywysogesgymraeg Thu 05-Sep-13 23:52:44

I meant God, obvs blush

gintastic Thu 05-Sep-13 23:55:50

Obvs - but I quite fancy believing in Hod, we could make up our own religion :-)

Another one I do is chicken casserole - slow cooker heaven and about 20 baby portions to freeze.

Nancy54 Fri 06-Sep-13 06:07:45

Thanks Sharon.

Tywy, the reason I am veggie is that my mum is veggie and I was never given the option of meat and then when I was old enough to tonchoose it just seemed so foreign to me tat I didn't want to try it. That said I'm glad I'm a veggie now and choose not to eat meat obvs.
Lol to believing in hod! We used to refer to 'hangover diarrhea as hod when I was at uni. Classy.

sleepywombat Fri 06-Sep-13 06:20:15

I just think 'head of department' as a teacher. Will now be thinking of hangover diarrhoea, every time I hear the word!

sleepywombat Fri 06-Sep-13 06:25:34

Chicken risotto

Saute onion & garlic in oil for few mins. Add 300g chicken mince & brown, stirring occaionally. Add other ingreds (whatever - mushrooms, peppers, tomato, herbs etc), mix & cook for a min. Stir in 1 cup rice. Add 2 cups stock. Bring to boil, cover & simmer 15 mins, stirring occasionally.

Lots of veggie dishes, you can just add meat to, e.g. stews/casseroles, frittatas etc.

My LO loves to chew on chicken wings/drumsticks.

Nancy54 Fri 06-Sep-13 10:15:15

ok yes risotto sounds like a good idea, i suppose i could just add different types of mince.

you're not gonna be able to keep a straight face when someone mentions hod at work now....!

tywysogesgymraeg Fri 06-Sep-13 10:21:52

Shall I start my very own "Church of Hod"? Would I be the Head Hod?

JiltedJohnsJulie Fri 06-Sep-13 15:14:55

tywy. I was all up for joining the new cult of HOD until I realised what it stood for. Obviously can't join as I'm teetotal and absolutely won't be doing any drunk posts later tonight...grin

gintastic Fri 06-Sep-13 15:53:05

All hail the head Hod...

And we are having macaroni geese for tea today! Kids laughed like a drain when I called it that...

JiltedJohnsJulie Fri 06-Sep-13 17:23:09

We've decided not to have Macaroni Geese tonight. We've had it 3 times this week already so we have decided to go all posh and have sausage and chips smile

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