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Tell me what you think of this day's food for a 15 month old

(14 Posts)
Nyborg Sat 06-Jun-15 22:20:21

Breakfast - banana, slice of wholemeal toast with unsalted butter, fruit yoghurt

Snack - milk with rice cake/organix biscuit/half a croissant

Lunch - baked beans, scrambled egg

Snack - as before

Dinner - sliced cucumber, sliced peppers, peas, mashed potato, fish fingers

I'm asking because I don't rate my own ability to plan a healthy diet for myself but I've tried v hard to do better by DS and this is where we've ended up. Reassurance or constructive criticism very welcome.

girliefriend Sat 06-Jun-15 22:27:01

That seems fine to me, although is quite a lot of food! My 9yo dd has probably eaten a similar amount today grin however I do remember at that age they do put away quite a lot of food!

R00tat00tt00t Sat 06-Jun-15 22:33:07

Looks pretty good but maybe mix up the snacks a bit so not always starchy or savoury. Maybe more fruit - apple slices, satsuma, blueberries, melon etc or add some protein eg rice cracker with peanut butter (providing no allergies) or cream cheese, houmus (sp?) with breadsticks etc.

TheGirlAtTheRockShow Sat 06-Jun-15 22:41:29

My 11 month old has:
Breakfast - porridge with fruit purée
Lunch - sandwich/crumpets/toast/eggs with organic crisps/veg sticks/cheese and fruit
Dinner - leftovers from what we had the night before, so today was fish risotto and yogurt.
Snacks - fruit/biscuits/rice cakes/cheese

I like to think it's fairly balanced. Her dinners at childminder are less healthy, but that's only 2 days a week.

I don't think yours it too bad, but I'd give more fruit.

Nyborg Sat 06-Jun-15 23:00:24

Thank you all very much. You're absolutely right to pick up on the lack of fruit - I should have included it, as he eats tons of melon/satsuma/apple/pear. We're going to try the peanut butter suggestion too - thank you.

Nyborg Sat 06-Jun-15 23:01:41

And girlie friend, he eats more than an adult some days! I don't know where he puts it all. He's tall and slim, as is his dad, and never stops wriggling.

ch1134 Sun 07-Jun-15 06:43:43

Sounds good. I was going to say the same about snacks. I try to steer clear of processed stuff... mostly so he doesn't get into the habit of asking for biscuits/ crisps. But I do use malt loaf a lot!

inaboxwithafox Sun 07-Jun-15 07:10:29

Oh dear, I'm overfeeding my ds!!

Porridge with apricots, strawberries & water
Mini pancake / annabel karmel fruit snack bar & water
Philidelphia cheese and ham roll (sometimes with with soup) orange & water
Yoghurt/custard & milk

We have a late tea so he gets another snack at 5pm - crackers and pear/apple & fruit juice topped up with water

Lasagne/beef stew/chicken/fish pie with peas/sweet corn or carrots & water

Amummyatlast Sun 07-Jun-15 09:22:44

I would probably think about salt content, as bread, croissant, beans and fish fingers will all have salt in them (the milk as well, but not as high).

Littlef00t Sun 07-Jun-15 15:15:30

Savoury snacks are good, as processed fruit eg malt loaf is bad for teeth and should be limited to meal times if possible.

The dietician talk I went to advised only 4 acid or sugar attacks a day, so 3 meals and 1 snack. Fresh fruit doesn't count as one because the sugar isn't processed and doesn't attack the teeth like processed fruit does.

One thing I found was dd doesn't really need two snacks a day. If breakfast at 8, lunch at 12 and dinner about 4:30 she's good, with milk at wake and bedtime. If meals are pushed back I'd offer snacks, often just half a rice cake or something.

mrsmugoo Sun 07-Jun-15 16:26:06

Looks good to me! Here's what my 15 month old has had today

Breakfast - 2 weetabix followed by a banana and then a scotch pancake

Snack - satsuma

Lunch - tuna sandwich on wholemeal, another banana

Snack - oat cereal bar & fruit smoothie

Dinner is roasted veg pasta with grated cheese and probably a fromage frais after

grabaspoon Sun 07-Jun-15 16:33:05

18 month old

B - Wheetabix, cup of milk, some berries, maybe some orange
S - 1/2 or 1 Oatcake/ricecake
L - A slice of toast and a small tin of beans, greek yoghurt + some berries
T - Chicken curry and cous cous, greek yoghurt

Nannynome Sun 07-Jun-15 16:37:52

Our 17 month old eats what see like huge amounts, today's menu is:

Breakfast: Piece of wholemeal toast, blueberries and strawberries, half a weetabix with cows milk.

Snack: baby rice cakes and an organix carrot cake bar

Lunch: cottage pie with loads of veg in it and a breadstick to keep him occupied.

Snack: babybel and a tangerine

Tea: Roast Chicken, roast potatoes, parsnips, carrots and sprouts with stuffing and gravy.

He will drink 4oz cows milk with his story this evening and has free reign on water of which he drinks large amounts (including the swimming pool at today's lesson!) wink

Nyborg Mon 08-Jun-15 21:31:16

LittleFoot, my DS wakes before 6am and goes to bed about 8pm, so needs more meals than you've listed. He also has milk (formula) at bedtime and sometimes a dream feed too, and is bang on the 50th centile for weight, so burns it all off.

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