forum: Food & Drink

Subscribe to forums RSS

#1 Thu 01 Nov 07 8:07am

rima_pereira

Member
Member since Thu 01 Nov 07

Recipes for toddlers

Hi

Does anyone have good recipes for toddlers?  I think my 1 year old is tired of eating caseroles I prepared for him. 

Please help :-(

Thanks.

Rima

    Likes (0)

#2 Thu 01 Nov 07 12:50pm

Anna

Forum champ
From Switzerland
Member since Fri 15 Apr 05

Re: Recipes for toddlers

I don't personally but the books that always come highly recommended are the Annabel Karmel ones.  She also has some recipes on her website.  www.annabelkarmel.com

    Likes (0)

#3 Thu 01 Nov 07 2:35pm

young mum

Forum champ
Member since Tue 22 Mar 05

Re: Recipes for toddlers

Anything that you can eat.. you can feed your 1year old provding it is in pieces small enough so they can't choke on them... I discourage nuts, and other hard foods such as raw carrots.. also, do not feed your baby honey ( contains botulism which will make him/her VERY sick) Otherwise, you don't have to be a good cook.
At 1, the best foods are foods that your baby can feed himself. Cheerios, cooked carrots, potato pieces, small pieces of meat, crackers, cut up fruit.. Anything they can feed themselves, they will love..

p.s. go easy on the desserts.

    Likes (0)

#4 Fri 02 Nov 07 11:19am

The White Rabbit

Forum super champ
From Sydney, Australia
Member since Tue 22 Jun 04

Re: Recipes for toddlers

We have a 2 year old in the house and he shares everything (apart from the undercooked, the chockables, the not-suitable-for-children-the-elderly-pregnant-women-and-the-immunosuppressed and the alcoholic) with us. He knows the words of most vegetables and fruits and can say a lot of them. Corn is a favourite, he asks for it most nights. And he won't have frozen corn, it has to be fresh or he's not interested (I don't blame him really).

    Likes (0)

#5 Mon 05 Nov 07 3:22pm

Luuk1504

Member
Occupation mum, cook, nurse, you name it!
From on this wonderful planet
Member since Mon 08 May 06

Re: Recipes for toddlers

My son really loved pastas  thumbsup in any shape or form (still does actually) and also mashed potato and veg. Now he'll eat almost anything, when he wants to, and if he's not too tired to eat. He even likes broccoli and that's a veg I'm not particularly crazy about. sad
I guess I'm very lucky he's not that picky when it comes to food, because I hear stories from my girlfriends and my sisters-in-law about their kids not liking/eating a lot of different things, mostly the vegatables are a big probem. help

    Likes (0)

#6 Mon 05 Nov 07 4:10pm

SusanneH

Forum champ
From Germany
Member since Mon 13 Mar 06

Re: Recipes for toddlers

I think that part of it is exposing even little children to different foods. If they only ever get the same three things from a jar no wonder they will not like much later (although many children become fussy - especially at certain stages of development - for other reasons or no reason at all). Letting your child eat whatever you eat (as far as possible) will help the child to get used to the different food. wink

    Likes (0)

#7 Mon 05 Nov 07 5:43pm

mummza

Forum super champ
Occupation avoiding housework
From The land of song.
Member since Tue 04 Oct 05

Re: Recipes for toddlers

I have never been someone who thought of special toddler foods.
We always ate as a family and the toddler would eat what ever we were eating. I just made sure that they toddler meals were chopped up fine enough for them to eat.
As they grew I just chopped it a little less.

I was carefull about giving them wheat until they were older, same with honey, I never gave then anything with raw eggs in it ,I did not give them soft cheeses like brie.

Apart from that they had a normal diet .

    Likes (0)

#8 Mon 05 Nov 07 8:28pm

SusanneH

Forum champ
From Germany
Member since Mon 13 Mar 06

Re: Recipes for toddlers

Excuse my ignorance (have no children yet): why is wheat a problem? (see the problem with unpasteurized cheeses, raw eggs, honey...) Never heard...

    Likes (0)

#9 Tue 06 Nov 07 9:39am

The White Rabbit

Forum super champ
From Sydney, Australia
Member since Tue 22 Jun 04

Re: Recipes for toddlers

Wheat is usually only an issue for babies from families with a history of wheat or gluten allergies (same goes for any other food allergies). The idea is that if you avoid exposures while the bub is in the womb or is very young that it can reduce the risk of or the severeity of the allergy. As is my understanding from a dietician I saw (note: always best to check with a doctor/dietician/allergy specialist for advice).

    Likes (0)

#10 Tue 06 Nov 07 10:12am

SusanneH

Forum champ
From Germany
Member since Mon 13 Mar 06

Re: Recipes for toddlers

I see! Thanks wink

    Likes (0)

Powered by PunBB.