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steph01 Wed 23-Jan-13 08:18:38

My 14month old boy seems to get very hungry by the morning, we recently changed his his milk to cows milk and cut out the snacks as his belly is getting a bit big. Hes a very active boy, He has cereal for breakfast, baby jar for lunch and also for dinner. Anyone know or have any ideas what i can feed him on to fill him up more?

stargirl1701 Wed 23-Jan-13 08:20:22

Just give him smaller portions of the family meal.

steph01 Wed 23-Jan-13 08:25:58

What about lunch? He's not to keen on bread

stargirl1701 Wed 23-Jan-13 08:29:11

Soup? Lentil salad? Cold meat and cheese selection? Rice salad? Pasta salad?

I take it you just have sandwiches for lunch? Maybe time to experiment with other things? I like the Innocent 'hungry' cookbook for lunch ideas.

steph01 Wed 23-Jan-13 09:13:56

Yeah this is all new to me and im not very good with food ideas

stargirl1701 Wed 23-Jan-13 09:19:18

Don't worry about that. It's just a case of trial and error. Maybe start with Jamie Oliver's Ministry of Food book. It is written for the beginner. You can borrow a copy from your library. I really like the Innocent cookbook. It has lots of ideas for more fruit and veg. You can also get recipes online. Go to the BBC Good Food section.

Have fun with it. Food is there to be enjoyed.

steph01 Wed 23-Jan-13 09:52:57

Can i give him mince meat and mash? With vegetables?

babySophieRose Wed 23-Jan-13 09:56:00

If he does not like bread, give jacket potatoes, rice with veg and meat, pasta with simple tomato sauce and cheese. It must be difficult, I always know that if my DD does not eat her meal I could give her toast with houmos or cheese.

stargirl1701 Wed 23-Jan-13 10:10:40

Yes. The only thing to be careful with at his age are nuts due to choking hazards. Otherwise, he can eat everything you eat. Just try not to add salt when you are cooking - you can add it your plate when serving.

vamosbebe Wed 23-Jan-13 10:22:13

Our 13mo eats what we eat, mostly off Mummy's plate!

He loves: any pasta, lasagne, beef stew, cauliflower cheese (BBC food website has a very simple recipe), banana (unmashed, I just hold it as he munches his way through it! He eats a whole one!), baked beans, eggs, tuna with sweetcorn and tomatoes...

How about looking at the ingredients to a baby jar and making your own - you could eat it too. They should be quite detailed, eg: 1 onion, 1/2 large tomato, 2 chickens breasts, dash of olive oil... etc and perhaps work around that.

We often just steam him up some veg as well, he likes broccoli, couliflower and baby carrots (these we cut into small pieces). you can buy frozen veg and steam from frozen, much more money-saving.

Having said all that, he's often a fussy fanny and will only eat slices of cheese! trial and error!

Good luck.

YBR Wed 23-Jan-13 19:46:41

my DD (14mo) mainly eats what we do, although she eats some things we don't!

potatoes, sweet potatoes, parsnip and pasta all feature on the carbohydrate side; we have rice is less frequently as it's not an ideal finger food!
Protein wise cheese goes down well (unless cooked); meat is often mince but also chicken/lamb esp. in stews and she loves steak pie; it needs to be cut up but that's all. We do boil-in-the-bag fish for her too (DH & I don't eat fish).
A huge range of veg work, usually steamed/boiled, again we just slice things to an appropriate size for her.

pudding, if she is hungry enough, will be fruit, yoghurt or soya dessert and snacks are typically blueberries, a banana (sliced), a satsuma (segments cut in half) or sultanas unless provided at toddler groups (always biscuit ).

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