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Old 02-18-2008, 08:36 PM
 
Location: I live 6 months in KCMO and 6 months in Europe
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I have been trying to get my 16 month old to eat food for some time now. I do not know what to feed him. I usually boil some pasta, and carrots together and some kinda meat. Any ideas on other menu items I can feed him?

Thanks
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Old 02-18-2008, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Richmond, VA
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my twins are 15 months old...here is what we eat

oatmeal, pancakes, waffles, yogurt, turkey sausage for breakfast. (some combo of one or two of these...quarter the sausage so they don't choke...nothing larger than a dime)

grilled cheese (cut well...and let it stand 10 minutes after cooking so the cheese sets up), grilled cheese with ground chicken in it or broccoli...chicken meatballs I make (very easy), chicken nuggest

fish sticks, mac n cheese, ravioli, lasagne, spaghetti, carrots, sweet potatos, green beans, chunky soups that I cook then put in a chopper/grinder (all sorts of flavors...mine love the chicken and dumplings), ham, hot dogs (quartered), potatos...
snacks-pudding, yogurt, fruit cups like applesauce or pears, puffs, cheerios
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Old 02-18-2008, 08:58 PM
 
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With the exception of some really spicy things, things she didn't have the teeth to handle, and things they tell you to stay away from for potential allergy reasons we gave our daughter whatever we were eating just cut up really small and cooked to a soft consistency. She loved refried beans and avocados at that time.
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Old 02-18-2008, 09:02 PM
 
Location: I live 6 months in KCMO and 6 months in Europe
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Thanks for your input...

I do give him grilled cheese or a quesidilla with chicken and cheese in it. I am just afraid that all the cheese will make him fat.
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Old 02-18-2008, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Richmond, VA
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you won't make your baby fat...they need fat at this age. Now, I don't think I would go and give him cheese every meal everyday...
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Old 02-18-2008, 09:13 PM
 
Location: South FL
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Here are some ideas of what my kid ate at 16 months and he still has a lot of the same foods on the meny, he is 30 months old.

In the morning he would have oatmeal or yogurt with fruit.

Then he would have his bottle of goat's milk

He would have lunch before nap: usually soups. Here is what I like about soups: you can make them ones in 3 days and not worry about lunch for 3 days. You can mix bunch of vegetables and small pieces of chicken or beef in there. You can throw spaghetti and rice in there as well. There are just so many things you can do with soup and it's healthy!
You can make beef meatballs and chop them finely with pasta and throw in small pieces of carrots and veggies in there.

For a snack after the nap, he would have cottage cheese, or mix of avocado with banana and apple (some fruity mix).

For a bed time, he would have either a cream of wheat, or oatmeal (if he didn't have it in the morning). Basically something filling to sustain him thru the night and also a bottle again.

In between those meals I would try to let him try some of the foods I eat: some potato, some veggies, some greens...anything he is willing to try and taste to establish his taste buds.
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Old 02-18-2008, 09:14 PM
 
Location: bumcrack Nebraska
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When my older two were that age we gave them pretty much whatever we were eating, at least for dinner. Breakfast usually consisted of yogurt or cottage cheese with fruit mixed in. I would grind up the fruit with a cheap hand grinder. Lunch often had peanut butter, either PB&J or fruit/veggie slices with PB. I know there is a huge controversy over peanut butter, but my kids never had a problem with it. Here is a link for toddler menus:
Healthy Toddler Recipes, Recipes for Feeding Toddler- Toddler Menus, Toddler Foods, Toddler Lunch, Toddler Breakfast Ideas at wholesometoddlerfood.com
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Old 02-18-2008, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Chicago's burbs
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I know there is a huge controversy over peanut butter, but my kids never had a problem with it.[/url]
This might be off topic, but what is the peanut butter controversy? I must have missed that one?
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Old 02-18-2008, 09:56 PM
 
Location: bumcrack Nebraska
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This might be off topic, but what is the peanut butter controversy? I must have missed that one?
Well, I couldn't any peanut or nut products in my daughter's snack because some kid in the next room had a severe nut allergy. Once I accidentally sent in peanut butter cookies to my son's preschool class and was severely chastised because someone in there had a peanut allergy. Supposedly giving kids peanut butter before a certain age increases the risk of the allergy. I don't know.
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Old 02-19-2008, 01:19 AM
 
Location: Denver
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I raised 3 girls. I now think that if you give a hungry infant vegetables first they will develop a liking for it because they are hungry and it satisfies.

Whole grains. Some kids, though, just crave meat. Don't give them anything to drink except milk and water. Sweet drinks are a bad habit from start to finish.
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