Lunch ideas for 9 month old spoon refuser!

(12 Posts)
Lottiesmama312 Wed 11-Sep-13 10:54:16

My little one was quite happy to take puréed/lumpy food from a spoon until last week....she now wants to do it all herself which is fine by me!

I am a littke stuck for ideas on what to give her for lunch (as so used to giving her pre cooked annabel karmel style mashed food from the freezer!) and am looking for any ideas you may have!

RoadToTuapeka Wed 11-Sep-13 11:23:21

My DS 8 months isn't keen on a spoon either. I've been using ideas off BLW book by Gil Rapley or look at website www.littlegrazers.com.

Some of DS's food this last few weeks has included trying:

- wraps (put flat in frypan, scattered with grated cheese and sweetcorn), top with another wrap and heat on both sides, slice into triangles
- toast cut into triangles with cream cheese (loves that)
- toast with unsalted peanut butter (might look.for cashew butter as read cashews high in zinc & iron)
- spinach & cheese mini muffins (in BLW book but leave out the cayenne pepper)
- just made egg & bacon tartlets to try tomorrow (out of Annabel K finger food book)
- wedges of ripe pear
- roasted veggies - he likes sweet potato, potato, courgette, I leave the skins on
- cucumber lengths with skin lightly peeled off, I dip the ends in hummus or just as is
- mini muffins carrot & pineapple (AK book)
- I tried BLW book tuna croquettes and lentil wedge few weeks ago but not wild success, will try them again soon
- pita breads toasted and cut into strips, can dip into hummus or purees
- tried lasagne (was cooled & in pick-upable strips) - just got flung about though

Hope those ideas help.

The website is helpful, is a heinously messy process though & as we're in a carpeted rented house and DS not really ready for a highchair, I sit him on a picnic blanket in the lounge or outside. But spoons get flung about so that would be just as bad. dS1 was quite tidy by comparison. Ah well at least DS2 is enjoying himself.
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noblegiraffe Wed 11-Sep-13 11:28:13

Omelette cut into strips
Oatcakes with peanut butter or Philadelphia
Rice cakes
Toast
Sticks of fruit (mango, melon, pineapple etc, can buy these ready packaged from the supermarket)
Grated apple
Grated cheese or cheese fingers

RoadToTuapeka Wed 11-Sep-13 11:33:45

Just thought of another, scotch pancakes but add grated carrot, courgette and cheese into the mix, they are actually nice or at least DS ate them, I put vegemite on mine thought; and scotch pancakes with blueberries (i used frozen) in the mix, just don't cook too long as the burnt bits of blueberry were horrible

bonzo77 Wed 11-Sep-13 11:36:36

Mine is having chicken goujons and avocado right now. He won't actually feed himself though hmm I have to cut it up and post it in his mouth. I wish he'd take it off a spoon or fork.

CMOTDibbler Wed 11-Sep-13 11:43:57

What are you having for lunch? Decide this, then give her the same. Unless its McDs or vindaloo.

Lottiesmama312 Wed 11-Sep-13 19:52:32

Great ideas! Thanks so much! Littlegrazers as some fab recipes!
Dibbler vindaloo lol! grin

IWantToMakeUsWork Wed 11-Sep-13 19:53:05

Watches with interest

pebblepots Wed 11-Sep-13 20:17:51

Scrambled eggs, can mix grated cheese in. Done in the microwave, it comes out block-ish which can cut into cubes.
Picnic food - ham, cheese cubes, tinned pineapple, tomato.
Crackers with whatever topping - spready cheese/peanut butter.
Soup from a cup (may be a little young yet but worth trying)

Yes to same as whatever you are having!

sharond101 Wed 11-Sep-13 22:07:18

penne pasta tubes with pesto mixed through and peas

TwentyTinyToes Thu 12-Sep-13 06:39:36

Jacket potato and beans, cheese/ cauliflower cheese
Avocado on toast with wedges of tomato and cucumber
Roasted sweet potato with cheese
Tinned mackeral with veg and cous cous
Homemade soup and bits to dip in (very messy)

8 month old DD just has whatever we are having.

RoadToTuapeka Thu 12-Sep-13 09:33:48

Just to add op that in case you prepare things that everyone here has suggested or from the website, but your daughter doesn't eat much of them/samples and flings about/eats a bit, the good thing about it all is that it can generally be your meal too...at least she will have chance to try them all, and you can happily eat it all too, unlike some of the AK meals/purees etc which I didn't like much so was just making them for my first child, and then doing something different for myself.
Never have I made so many muffins, sweet and savoury, as in the last few weeks! All nice though, lots have no sugar, and all capable of being managed by a baby.

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