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please can i ask can i also ask what your typical meals are that you cook for children who are one and two years old?

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oneoneeight Fri 26-Feb-16 17:46:53

can i also ask what your typical meals are that you cook for children who are one and two years old?


EverySecondCounts Fri 26-Feb-16 17:58:25

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ButterIsAngelSpunk Fri 26-Feb-16 18:00:26

My DS is 2 on Sunday - these are some meals that he loves:
Cottage pie
Mild curry and rice
Mild chilli con carne and rice
Spaghetti bolognese
Tuna pasta bake
Lamb hotpot
Chicken, ham & leek pie

But he'll eat anything that's put in front of him really! As your health visitor probably drummed into you (mine did), they can eat whatever you eat, if you cut/mash it up so it's manageable for them.

Swifey Fri 26-Feb-16 18:05:35

Super quick and easy ones are scrambled eggs, cheese on toast, pasta and homemade tomato sauce, houmous and pitta, savoury pancakes etc. Those are my go to, I'm in a crazy rush foods. For a more laid back meal, or one I have made and put in the freezer:- fish pie (hands down their favourite meal), macaroni cheese (with added ham, peas and peppers), beef casserole, lentil bolognese and rice (ds3 likes to add his own veggies to this, usually carrots, sweetcorn and peppers), tuna and jacket potatoes plus veg/salad, egg fried rice with tons of veg. As I think of more I'll post more wink

oneoneeight Fri 26-Feb-16 18:18:32

thankyou so far, im actually asking as a nanny cooking for two children

oneoneeight Fri 26-Feb-16 18:19:02

do you cook all from scratch. like the fish cakes?

spankhurst Fri 26-Feb-16 18:26:49

A super quick meal DS always scoffed was pasta, pesto and grated cheese. I put a handful of frozen peas and a small tin of sweetcorn in with the pasta as it cooked, too. Ready in 15 minutes, one pan to wash.

LetMeBakeCake Fri 26-Feb-16 18:28:48

As a rule, I would make separate meals for my son, but batch cooked, and frozen in portions. It would be too much work to cook from scratch every day. Annabel Karmel books were my bible!

The reason for cooking separately was that I ate with my husband when he got home from work, and my son would eat his dinner a lot earlier. If we ate something suitable (spag Bol/lasagne/roast dinner) I would save some for my son but often what we are wasn't suitable for him.

I personally just found it easier to have stuff saved in portions for him that I didn't have to think about!

MilkRunningOutAgain Fri 26-Feb-16 18:44:52

Both mine loved stews , plain beef, lamb or chicken with lots of root vegetables. Cook the beef ones for ages to make nice and soft.

Omelettes and frittatas were popular and you can add lots of chopped veggies.

And carrot, pepper, cucumber sticks with pitta strips and hummus to dip

MrsAukerman Sun 28-Feb-16 13:45:04

Thick soup with cheese on toast dippers

Houmous sandwich, halved cherry toms and cucumber sticks

Pasta with a blended sauce (with pulses or beans and veg in it) and cheese on top

Omelette and potatoes and peas.

Homemade bean burgers, chips and beans

Lentil cottage pie

(Vegetarian 15m old)

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