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Offline morganbartel

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FOOD IDEAS FOR A ONE YEAR OLD
« on: Mar 27, 2014 @ 09:26 AM »
My son, London, just turned one on March 13. He refuses to let us feed him anymore, but I am drawing a blank in what to give him. He is currently living off of fruit and grain bars and cheese quesadillas. I know people say feed him what you eat but I am on a massive diet (baby weight problems). If you could share any tips I'd greatly appreciate it.

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Re: FOOD IDEAS FOR A ONE YEAR OLD
« Reply #1 on: Apr 06, 2014 @ 10:39 AM »
Ooh, that can be tricky to share your food when you're eating restricted foods or not much of it!

Thanks to one of my diets (mostly just eating clean) I got my daughter eating all sorts of roasted vegetables. I had to sprinkle cinnamon on everything though for her to eat it but she was my roasted veggie buddy!

The advice I always got, about getting through picky phases, was to keep putting variety in front of them. Even if they don't touch it. Keep it in front of them. Maybe they get desert if they at least try something besides the quesadilla. That was always hard for us though because there was so much wasted food.

One of my friends had to make soup out of everything. Her daughter would eat anything in a blended soup form.

Break out your food processor and start making purees as special sauces to sneak into his quesadilla. I used to do that when my son would only eat pancakes. At the time I was making my own baby food for my daughter so each batch of pancake batter had a different kind of baby food in it. He still has no idea.

One of my favorite tricks is... shapes! I have a little food cutter made for kids from funbites  & sandwich cutters from Fred (mustache & lego shapes are their fav). Mine love finger food and playing with their food. When new things are smaller... they aren't so overwhelming too.


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Re: FOOD IDEAS FOR A ONE YEAR OLD
« Reply #2 on: Apr 06, 2014 @ 09:18 PM »
Smoothies! You can find a ton of ideas for them on Pinterest. Experiment a little, and you might be surprised at how many fruits and veggies you can sneak in there.
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Re: FOOD IDEAS FOR A ONE YEAR OLD
« Reply #3 on: Apr 12, 2014 @ 09:06 PM »
My kids eat more of the foods they help make even my 2 year old contributes to the creation. We make quesadillas with different types of fillings. Will he eat a cheese quesadilla with some black beans, veggies, or small pieces of chicken in it? Like the other reply, we use veggies (carrots and spinach are good) in our homemade smoothies with frozen fruit rather than ice.  Good luck!

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Re: FOOD IDEAS FOR A ONE YEAR OLD
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2014 @ 07:18 PM »
Hello there!

I have the same issues with my daughter and everyday is like a battle between her and food. Her pediatrician told me that being a picky eater is part of the toddler age. She mostly lives on breaded chicken and fish and for variety, pizza and bread. What I do is I introduce new foods every other day. I noticed that when something new to her eyes is served on the table, she eats it curiously. Since my daughter loves pizza, I buy mini pizza dough and put all sorts of food just so she can eat - and so far, it is effective. I even served vegetable rolls and told her that it is a pizza roll and she still ate it.

I suggest you do the same, introduce new food at a time. The colorful the food, the better (since kids are easily attracted to colors). More importantly, don't force the issue. If your son does not want to eat, then don't force it since he may end up hating food.

It's going to take some time so be patient  :)
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