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What can I feed my one year old?

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Katieemilyxo Thu 21-Jul-16 17:36:22

I live at home with my son and my mum hates me using the kitchen and cooking and doesn't like me buying aload of stuff putting it in the fridge using up the space so iv had to feed my baby jars as iv had no other choice I try give him stuff like jacket potatoe or if I go out for dinner let him eat whatever im eating like roast, but my son's turning one in a week or so and he cant live of 10 month of jars really need some ideas , or quick dinners or any you can buy also I know alot of mums do cottage pies all kinds of dinners they eat and freeze them but I can't do that, plus I dont eat that kind of thing so it would just get wasted any ideas

dementedpixie Thu 21-Jul-16 17:38:35

Your mum sounds like a pain in the ass then! What do you like to eat and how much time can you spend in the kitchen?

Artandco Thu 21-Jul-16 17:45:16

What are you eating? Can he not eat that?

Tbh it's difficult without using fridge and kitchen. But simple stuff like scrambled egg with avocado are quick. Or chicken/ fish with rice/ pasta and peas.

specialsubject Thu 21-Jul-16 17:48:39

so your mum is happy for her grandson (and daughter) not to eat properly by denying you use of the kitchen?

how does she justify this?

GoldPlatedBacon Thu 21-Jul-16 18:01:13

Your mum sounds very mean. Tbh most of the meals my 12 month dd has I batch cook so spaghetti bolognaise, savoury muffins, pancakes, cottage/fish pie but as to your question I find these dishes are quick and you can keep most of the food in your room.

* jacket potato with baked beans (cooked in microwave)

* egg dishes so scrambled, omelette, hard boiled etc. Can chuck in tinned chopped tomatoes/fresh tomatoes into omelette and scrambled.

* pasta dishes - tuna mayo with sweetcorn/Peas is an especially quick one.

* egg fried rice

* stir fry

* Salmon can be cooked quickly in the microwave (although can explode so beware!).

* sandwiches

If I'm out and about I tend to buy pasta/'superfood' (cous cous/quinoa type) salads and share them with dd.

GoldPlatedBacon Thu 21-Jul-16 18:04:12

Also there are 12+ plus meals in the baby aisles. They go in the microwave, I use them on occasionsbut they're quite expensive for what they are (around £1.80ish)

Caterina99 Thu 21-Jul-16 18:50:50

Not answering your question - but I think you need to move out ASAP! I can't imagine living happily with anyone who didn't allow space in the fridge for a normal amount of food, especially their own daughter and grandchild!

Things my 13 month old eats that don't take much cooking or much space (in my opinion):

Porridge or weetabix
Toast or bread or cracker plus ham, cheese, peanut butter
Cooked meat
Fruit (apples and bananas etc that don't need fridge)
Tinned tuna or salmon with pasta and frozen veg
Beans on toast
Frozen things like fish fingers
Microwave or quick cook pasta meals. I just add some frozen veg.

Wigeon Thu 21-Jul-16 18:55:07

That sounds very odd if your mum doesn't let you keep fresh food for your DS. A one year old should definitely be on real food. What do you eat in the evening? Save some of that and give it to him the next day (assuming it's something which is safe to reheat).

Katieemilyxo Thu 21-Jul-16 20:28:11

Its because I live at home in a three bedroom with my two brothers mum dad and me and my son takes up to much room im on the list moving isnt a option atm she has ocd and any mess made she feels she has to clear up I just want to try make him meals which are quick and somethinf I can have done without her getting cross x

Katieemilyxo Thu 21-Jul-16 20:28:48

I dont eat that much mainly diet foods he shouldnt eat xx

peaceloveandtwirlywoos Thu 21-Jul-16 20:38:24

Someone needs to step in on your behalf, your dad perhaps. It's not fair that your son goes without. Jars and mush aren't really suitable for a one year old - he needs some texture and taste. Scrambled egg and toast, beans and toast, omelette with vegetables/meat, vegetable sticks with houmous, pasta and pesto/cheese/tomatoes, sandwiches of peanut butter/ham/jam/soft cheese. Weetabix or porridge.
Please try and stand up to your mum on your son's behalf.

Katieemilyxo Thu 21-Jul-16 20:42:19

Thank u for the ideassmile hes been used to jars will it be to hard for him ti eat?,

peaceloveandtwirlywoos Thu 21-Jul-16 20:52:02

Chop it up small to begin with but do get him used to actual food and chewing. It'll be really good for him.

peaceloveandtwirlywoos Thu 21-Jul-16 20:53:37

Here's an idea if no one will stand up for you: could you get a slow cooker for your bedroom so you're not using the kitchen apart from to prepare the food. It can sit and cook in your room out of your mum's way.

specialsubject Thu 21-Jul-16 20:59:23

P!ease don't eat diet food - full of sugar and limited nutrition.

Your mums illness isn't her fault - but letting it to this kind of damage isn't fair.

Katieemilyxo Thu 21-Jul-16 21:52:46

What I ment was like I use reduced fat homous ect, so will need to but him the full fat alternatives and the slow cooker is a brilliant idea what could I cook him in therex

peaceloveandtwirlywoos Thu 21-Jul-16 23:21:45

He can have reduced fat houmous. It's better that he gets a taste and an idea of what "real" food is, rather than everything coming from a jar. You can cook lots of things in your slow cooker, have a look on the BBC recipes page and search for slow cooker. It would be great if your mum would let you freeze portions of what you cook, but why not suggest cooking for the whole family? Chilli or curry or sausage casserole etc all in the one pot, and your parents and brothers, you and your son can all eat the same meal.

zzzzz Thu 21-Jul-16 23:31:18

Low fat hummous will just have less olive oil in.
A microwave will do you much better than a slow cooker. An insulated cool box can work like a fridge if you keep those frozen blocks in it. You could put them in her freezer and swap them.

What do you love eating?

peaceloveandtwirlywoos Fri 22-Jul-16 00:25:57

Oh yes to a microwave.

2015mom Fri 22-Jul-16 18:49:53

Gosh that must be stressful leaving with those restrictions, hope you get a place quick and you are not too far on the waiting list.

Breakfast is easy stuff like toast, weetabix, ready brek, porridge, fruit, yoghurt.

Lunch, leftover dinner from night before just simple stuff like boiled potato, mash, boiled or steamed vegetables, when you have it for dinner do a few extra and you can use for the next couple of lunches or dinner. Put some fish or poultry with it or eggs. If you have no leftovers then maybe scrambled eggs, beans and bread, or egg soaked on bread or sandwiches or tuna pasta or other pasta.

Dinner just give him what you eat for dinner, if he has the same as you (provided your food is not low fat - just have healthy foods like veg meat, food that is home cooked which has no added salt in there) apparently if they have the same as you and loads of different foods they will not be fussy eaters.

Even if you and LO have same meals then that will save you time in the long run cos at least baby will be used to the food u eat and you only have to make one type of meal.

specialsubject Fri 22-Jul-16 18:53:18

Reduced fat usually means more sugar. In some cases the low fat versions have more calories!

Eat smaller portions of the real stuff. But the main problem is your mum.

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