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mamachat Fri 18-Jul-08 23:00:38

DD is now 1,she has never been a good eater but for the past month she has been eating more often and bigger portions..

I am so happy and don't want her to get bored with the food I give her.

This is what she eats most days:

Breakfast - weetabix (might not eat much so then give a small yoghart instead) or scrambled egg

Lunch - potatoes and veg mashed up, fresh tomatoes to follow then yoghart

Dinner - pasta and veg in tomatoe sauce

Snacks - fresh tomatoes, crackers, no junk crisps

Have you got any good ideas of what else to feed her? She does not like bread or sandwiches, even tho I keep trying her with them..

She seems to like quite tasty food, not bland food. I tries her with a jar of baby food for the first time today and I think it was way too bland and boring for her...

Also I need a convience luch for her when out and about, as I say not sandwiches... smile

PussinJimmyChoos Fri 18-Jul-08 23:05:04

There is a recipe section on here if you want some ideas. Also, I've got Annabel Karmel and found it really good - the pasta sauce with hidden veg is so tasty that DH demands it!

You sound as if you are doing really well already though smile

Minkychunky Fri 18-Jul-08 23:05:52

Sounds nice.

Pesto pasta
houmous very tasty with cucmber/carrots to dip into
lack olives, avocadoes and bananas- perfect for going out, i pack one with a little knife in my bag- perfect and better than jars.

Mine always hates bread so I used to get/make
brioches
waffles
pancakes
scones
pittas etc.

mamachat Fri 18-Jul-08 23:09:10

pissinjimmychoos - thanks, good to know others think my limited but healthy menu is ok smile

mamachat Fri 18-Jul-08 23:11:33

minkychunky - might try pesto pasta, do you make your sauce from scratch?

She does like hommus actually, but not sure if he could manage the carrot sticks as only has 4 teeth.

Will try again with pittas as could take them out for luch with hommus...

PussinJimmyChoos Fri 18-Jul-08 23:11:39

Its fine - getting all the veg, carbs and protein in there - all at 1 year....pat yourself on the back woman! I try with my DS but at the age of 2 he's now discovered he can ASK for the food he wants....cue me putting down a lovingly homemade pasta sauce with hidden veggies...he looks at me as if I've sneezed into his bowl...

'I want chocolate'

hmm

SunshineSmith Fri 18-Jul-08 23:15:11

mine loves pancakes both sweet and savoury ones.

organic sausages

salmon with peas

lentil casserole

and many more

PhDlifeNeedsaNewLife Fri 18-Jul-08 23:17:03

mamachat, my ds doesn't like bread much either.

I try to juggle the kind of protein he gets, so he'll have pulses at one meal of the day (say baked beans or dhal at lunch), and animal protein at the other (cheese, meat, fish - not that he eats much meat though).

For lunches I feed him fishcakes, tofu with pasta, veg and pesto, quiche (with lots of veg), frittata (ditto), pancakes with fruit or sweetcorn in, baked beans with lots of added veg over pasta, lentils (eg, cook some green lentils, then make a bolognese-type sauce substituting lentils for meat). We eat these kinds of things for dinner too; the only thing he wouldn't eat so far is curry.

I also do a variation of eggy bread, where I tear up a piece of bread and soak it in 3 eggs beaten with a little milk; tip in a few cooked veg (eg. spring onions, mushrooms, peas) and a little bit of cheese, then cook somewhere between scramble and omelette.

PussinJimmyChoos Fri 18-Jul-08 23:18:41

PhD - wow! I wish my DS would eat all that! He's a fussy one! If he doesn't like the look of food, he won't even TRY it!!

<sigh>

mamachat Fri 18-Jul-08 23:30:01

see i think that is what i need to include now more protien, I never use lentils in my cooking so will give it a go - I didn't know they had protien...

DD has not eaten much meat so far, only sausages..

Also not great with fish fingers - which my HV tod me to give dd without the batter, anyone know hw to sneak it into a tasty dish??

PhDlifeNeedsaNewLife Sat 19-Jul-08 12:22:26

thanks Puss, I knew I was lucky the day he hoed into stilton and broccoli quiche in a museum cafe - astonished all the old ladies!

mamachat, saute an onion, put in 1c dessicated coconut, lots of fresh coriander and a squeeze of lemon - tip this over white fish in a tray, bake til fish is cooked (not long, depending on amount of fish). ds likes that.

he loves smoked mackerel (in fishcakes, risotto, or just plain with rice), tinned tuna (mixed up with pasta, mayo, sweetcorn and/or peas) or tinned salmon hash, with diced, parboiled potatoes fried with onions (add salmon when you add potatoes, fry until starting to brown. this week I put diced carrots to boil in with the potatoes and stirred through some finely torn-up spinach leaves).

gtg, he's awake now!

sannie Sat 19-Jul-08 13:14:36

thick soups, eggy bread, veg omellette, fish fingers, ready bought spinach/cheese tortellini with fresh tom sauce....

try to get the range as wide as possible so that when she hits 2 and decides tolimit what she eats you stand a reasonable chance of being left with a few choices

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