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    Default Dinner ideas for 12 month old?..

    Need some ideas, he is starting to get really good with food and sick of purée. So, what do you feed your 1 y/o? Tia

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    My DD is 8 months but we just feed her what we're having.

    So roast and vegies, spaghetti, meat and salad. I just cut everything into sticks that she can easily hold. With the meat I just cook hers separately with no seasoning etc

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    At 12 months mine were eating whatever we ate. I did BLW with my last two

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    I'd go with whatever you are having, just modified if need be (leave out the chilli etc!) and go from there

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    We are having roast veg and meat, how do I give the meat? Chopped?

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    With meat I just give her a normal slice of roast or whatever it is and she just sucks on it more than anything. Might bite a little bit off. Messy but fun haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anjalee View Post
    With meat I just give her a normal slice of roast or whatever it is and she just sucks on it more than anything. Might bite a little bit off. Messy but fun haha
    This is what I would do - just put a slice or two on the highchair tray with vegies etc..and let bub go for it.

    Some foods that my bubs really enjoyed at age were

    Corn on the cob
    Spaghetti/pasta of any kind
    Stirfry - loved to suck and chew on the strips of meat.
    Lamb chops, would hold the bone and chew the meat off
    Brocolli/brocollini, beans
    Scrambled eggs with peas and corn mixed through
    Rice - messy but they all loved it.

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    My DS at 12 months was a really good chewer so I could cut meat/ chicken/ fish into small pieces but if yours is not used to it then as pp said long strips are best - except try grilled or steamed salmon and just flake off small pieces as it's easier to chew than red meat

    We also all ate the same food at 12 months and don't be afraid to serve a huge variety of fish, seafood , poultry so he gets used to a wide variety of flavours, textures and tastes - we also did BLW so that age was messy but it's a great age to try everything !
    some of our easier to eat toddler dinners were :

    meat balls with pasta are great as he can pick them up and bit/ nibble off pieces
    Salmon and steamed veggies
    homemade pizzas
    butter chicken and rice ( again I cut his chicken into small pieces )
    Crumbed flat head fillets ( great as they don't have bones)
    Mini quiches or frittata ( just make them in mini muffin tins)
    Stir fry with noodles ( prawns I used to chop)
    Crab cakes ( or fish cakes )

    I also always made ( and still do ) a bowl of steamed veggies ( 3 or 4 varieties depending on what I had) to have with every meal so he always used to eating them and don't be afraid to give salads as well!

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    My DD is 12 months old and only wants to feed herself, so purees etc are out for us now. Dinner meals she likes include:

    * home made fish fingers (her favourite!)
    * meatballs
    * pasta (she really likes creamy tuna pasta)
    * rissoles/sausages
    * home made baked chicken nuggets (I add in grated veggies)
    * corn/veggie fritters
    * crumbed tuna and veggie patties

    She often has fruit or yoghurt after dinner too.

    I really struggle to get her to eat veggies though. She won't touch them unless I grate them and hide them in things. Would love ideas on how to get her to eat more veggies.

    I totally recommend the website One Handed Cooks (they have a Facebook page too) for lots of really great meal ideas for babies and kids. I use their recipes all the time!


 

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