What do you feed your 1 year old?

(9 Posts)
CaptainWarbeck Thu 07-Apr-16 06:54:34

DS is nearly 11mo so coming up to one and I'm conscious of the 'food is fun until one' saying. I want to make sure he's getting a good mix of food so looking for ideas of what yours ate around this age for all meals.

We're veggie but eat fish sometimes and are stuck in a bit of a rut with porridge, eggs, yoghurt, the occasional bit of fruit that he'll tolerate, sticks of cheese and often a small portion of last night's dinner.

KP86 Thu 07-Apr-16 07:45:40

Your diet sounds pretty good already. If you are a 'professional' vegie, then no doubt you've got the balance of protein etc right. The current recommendation is to not make the baby their own meal, just give them what the family is eating. (Ha! Never happened here, and DS is about to turn 2 with his own meals).

But if you are worried, you can start to introduce nut butters on sandwiches or toast; and have quiche/zucchini slice; hummus and cucumber/pepper/bread sticks and maybe with half steamed carrots.

Pasta is a really good meal to help teach them how to use cutlery, it's easy to pick up with a fork.

Sandwiches (maybe tuna mayo as a vegie filling?) are also easy and handy for on the go eating.

CaptainWarbeck Thu 07-Apr-16 09:41:33

A zucchini slice with some dippy hummus sounds good, I could make that for all of us. Yeah, I think we do okay with a veggie diet for me and DH, it's just a bit daunting sometimes making sure the baby gets everything he needs.

Thanks for saying it seems okay, I was worried it was a bit dairy heavy. And all ideas are good ideas!

KP86 Thu 07-Apr-16 10:33:23

DS would have 10 serves of dairy per day if it was up to him.

Yoghurts, cheese, lots of milk. Hasn't done him any harm so far.

Fedupoftheheat Thu 07-Apr-16 10:40:48

Mine is 1 and he eats porridge with fruit for breakfast, cheese, tomatoes, fruit for snacks, or rice cakes. Lunch is a sandwhich with fruit again or yoghurt and dinner is whatever we have. I just put it on his tray and he eats really well. Loads of veg, but seems to have gone off broccoli!
We live in Asia so he also eats a lot of rice and noodles. It's messy but he seems to enjoy it!

CaptainWarbeck Thu 07-Apr-16 12:00:53

What fruit do you do with porridge fedup? That's a good way of getting more fruit into him.

Noodles also great idea for little hands, did that a while ago, he loved it, will need to do them more often.

Fedupoftheheat Thu 07-Apr-16 21:14:49

I do chopped up strawberries or grated apple. My 3 year old likes banana in it (?!) . Another favourite is eggy bread too, they both love that.

MrsAukerman Sat 09-Apr-16 21:04:58

Mild curry with couscous
Scrambled egg with toast
Veggie sausage, chips and beans
Pasta and sauce (usually tomato sauce with veg and lentils)
Cheese sandwich
Breadsticks with houmous
Lasagne chopped up
Pizza
Thick soup with cheese on a toast dippers

Scotinoz Sat 16-Apr-16 12:25:37

I feed my children a mostly vegetarian diet (simply because I don't eat much meat), but they do have fish and chicken occasionally. The youngest likes red meat with my husband, but my eldest wont entertain it. They, 2.5 years and 1, eat pretty much what we do -

Pasta - Antonio Carluccio's courgette pasta with spinach balls is a huge hit - but plain, filled tortillinis etc, sauces (pumpkin, cheese, lentil bolognese etc are all winners
Fish - homemade fish fingers, baked/steamed/pan fried salmon
Quorn sausages are popular, and Glamorgan sausages went down well
Spinach and ricotta pies, spanakopita etc
Cheesy lentil bake is good for lunches
Frittatas
Fritters/pancakes - I can whack any combination into pancakes and my two eat them 😆 Good for breakfast too since you can freeze then

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