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Does anyone have any tasty baby dishes that have little or no meat or cheese they could share with me. Bub has decided that meat cheese and eggs are not wanted in her diet. I am a first time tofu user and am replacing meat with beans, mushies etc to get her eating some form of protein and iron. She loves Zucchini, beans and most other vegies and I am prepared to try just about anything, can you help?
Thanks in advance
I use the tins of refried beans that you find in the taco section of the supermarket. Ds loves it. I throw a couple of spoonfuls in when I cook up his vegies, and put in some lentils too. He eats a bit of meat, but is just as happy with his vegies and bean mix.
He's not a fussy eater, so I just throw in whatever veg I have in the fridge - carrot, cauli, pumpkin, sweetpotato, zuccini etc and some fruit like apples or pears. Sounds gross, but tastes good and adds a little sweetness to the vegies.
His other favourite meal - couscous with sultanas (I soak them so they're nice and plump). This is a good dish because you can add stuff to it - vegies, beans....... whatever.
avocado and banana mixed together can be a winner!
My bubs used to eat everything now goes through stages as to what he decides is suitable. I swear someone has swapped him on me !!!!!! He doesnt really like meat of any kind whether it be chicken or beef & dont get me started on fish. I have worn all of these ! So i spoke with my CHN & she told me not to worry just as long bubs kept eating all different vegies & fruits but a suggestion she came up with was to let him chew on a bone if we say had a chop for dinner ourselves or to use the gravy from a casserole or roast. This actually is pretty much the only way he has meat but still he has his moments. Like wattle i make up couscous which seems to be a winner & he actually will take that with a little chicken !!! yayayaya but i also just use whatever we have in the fridge at the time & mix it up a little. My bubs loves his pumpkin & sweetcorn but i know i can always rely on potato, sweet potato, carrots especially when its like this last week & we are off green vegies. Oh try some pumpkin with yoghurt its yum so you can "share" at dinner time heheheh & an apple sauce always makes vegies a winner ! I often cheat & use a tin of pureed apples for this hehehe.
Good luck sorry i havent been more help.
My DD also refuses most meat and has done pretty much since she started solids. Although she'll eat chicken mixed in with rice from her carer, she never has for me. The only meat I get into her is fatty stuff - ham, sausages and bacon. She LOVES sausages! Sometimes she'll have peanut butter, sometimes not.
As others have said, try not to overstress on it. Most of us eat more meat than we really need anyways and if you figure a portion as the size of the palm of your hand, & bub's hand is so small, that really they don't need much.
I keep some small cans of reduced salt baked beans in the cupboard when I need something quick & easy - they are a huge hit with DS, he would eat them at every meal if I let him.
Here is a link that has some good recipes:
click here (http://www.cowandgate.co.uk/en/article.asp?chco_id=6469&chli_id=&from=latest)
I love the wisdom of mothers!.. Its hard not to stress about it sometimes. I tried Tofu last night and it wasnít a success but the mixed beans/lentils stir fry with cabbage and mushrooms and (get this) a cheerio straight from the pack coldÖ worked a trick. She didnít wake up at 2am starving for a change and she ate meat (well Iím sure some meat is it them?)!.. I will try couscous with sultanas for lunch today. The pumpkin with yoghurt idea is brilliant she may actually eat yoghurt for a change, let you know how we go. Banana and avocado, baked beans are a must here too as long as her majesty can feed herself.
Thank you all for your tips and experience and links every bit helps. If other mums are having similar problems go to Shelbyville link itís a good one.
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