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stillrocking Tue 21-Jun-16 19:27:34

Blw'ers - I need your help. Off on holiday with a 1 yr old who has suddenly started to refuse the spoon, which leaves me needing ideas for finger foodie meals in a hurry. Staying somewhere that only has a hob and a microwave. No oven, so that's throwing me a bit. Wondered of any blw'ers could help me out as thought you would have lots of baby friendly finger foodie recipes up your sleeves that hopefully you'll heppily share with me, even though I was an evil purée feeder til now wink He's living on omelettes at mo!

Artandco Tue 21-Jun-16 19:30:14

What will you be eating? Give him that

MrsAukerman Tue 21-Jun-16 19:31:52

Pasta and sauce
Curry and rice
Anything from the hob should be fine. It might not be tidy but it'll be fine.

Also, cereal, toast, omelette, sandwiches.

stillrocking Tue 21-Jun-16 19:41:15

Lunchtimes we'll eat together, but evenings, we eat when kids are in bed, so having what we have might not work. Plus, on holiday, we're a bit lazier re processes food etc

stillrocking Tue 21-Jun-16 19:42:17

So with the curry idea, would you just let him dive in with hands or load spoon for him?

MrsAukerman Tue 21-Jun-16 19:43:35


trolleydolly2411 Tue 21-Jun-16 20:11:51

Had the same with the spoon. I would just let him use his hands if thats what he prefers. My son used to get annoyed if i kept trying with the spoon. Toast, porridge, beans, omlette, pasta (with cream cheese and sage mixed in for example, or tiny bit of pesto), noodles (dry ones that you just boil for 3 mins) french toast is a good one. My ds still loves this. Dip bread in egg and splash of milk, let it soak in then fry each side. Sprinkle of cinnamon or tastes good with a little maple syrup dippy! Fry off some chicken breast on the hob? Theres plenty you can manage without an oven, you'll be fine!

trolleydolly2411 Tue 21-Jun-16 20:23:57

And you could vary the omelettes if you're making them a lot. Can chuck anything he likes into it...ham, chicken, veg, salmon, cheese, mushrooms, bacon.... smile

stillrocking Tue 21-Jun-16 21:14:26

Thanks all. Just a bit thrown by this new phase and not being able to blitz loads of veg to make sure he gets some. He'll happily eat toast all day, but not keen in veg as finger food

Artandco Tue 21-Jun-16 21:19:35

If your eating lunch with him, you could just give him finger food in the evening like some avocado, pieces cheese, raw veg, pre Cooked chicken pieces, and some toast with phili or something. It's only 1 week

trolleydolly2411 Wed 22-Jun-16 11:19:23

I agree. The best advice someone once gave me before I went on holiday was don't stress about what he eats. Everything my boy eats is home cooked so I had worries too but its just one week so just go with it if you can. And the chances are he will be funny or a little different with food whilst you're away from home anyway (as they always are!). My boy literally ate chips for 7 days straight and loads of ice cream as it was literally all he would eat. shockThis was very unlike me but once i'd let go of the whole eating obsession in my head and relaxed it was far more enjoyable. My boy had tried chips once in his life before the holiday btw! hmm

Rachelwood1980 Wed 13-Jul-16 12:09:19

Hi I found BLW extremely messy!! But found an amazing new bib which has transformed meal times in our house - it is called a BIBaDO!!

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