Post # 1
I hope this is in the right place!! Feel free to move it if it is not.
I’m looking for some ideas for some tasty, healthy lunches for my son. He’s just over 1 year old and has been eating table food for MONTHS as he never really took to baby foods or cereals. He just prefered to feed himself! I’m feelling a bit uninspired as to what to make for him. I just want it to be tastey, easy to pick up with fingers and take bites out of, and the healthier the better! There isn’t really anything (as of now) that he won’t at least pick up and put in his mouth, so ANY AND ALL ideas would be so great! There are also no dietary restrictions. We aren’t vegetarians and he’s not alergic to anything that we’ve come across yet! (No family history, either!)
Thank you all in advance
Post # 3
Just give him what everyone else is eating. Seriously. So many North Americans scoff at that idea… but it’s what most Europeans do.
Cooking separate meals isn’t a good habit to get into. It’s good he eats table food.
My SO’s little nephew eats the same thing as his mom at restaurants lol. At first I was surprised when I visited, but it makes total sense. He’s a little older than your little guy, but I think that as soon as they’re able to eat “normal” food, they should. Don’t want to raise a picky eater.
Post # 4
@canarydiamond: Oh I totally agree with you! 100%. And for dinner he definitely gets what we eat! (thought with less salt) But I’m just not good at cooking myself lunch everyday. Most of the time I’ll settle for a peanut butter sandwhich with apples. I’d just like some healthier, more diverse ideas for his lunches, so I can expose him to more foods. I can be lazy with my nutrition (though I’m really working on it!) but I don’t really want to be lazy with his, know what I mean?
Post # 5
Yeah, that makes sense!!
I would make sure he gets lots of veggies and fruit. He might not be able to chew them all yet, so you might have to get a bit creative. I think it’s great how you let him eat what everyone else is eating.
I wish I had some good ideas for you lol.
Post # 6
This is what my friends feed their toddlers when they are not eating the same thing. They generally keep them ready to dish out in the fridge since they keep awhile. They dont have to make them fresh each meal/snack
- Beans (they will rinse canned really well)
- cheese pieces
- tomato cubes
- sweet potato cubes
- hamburger patty/veggie burger cut up
- asparagus pieces
and really they will jsut serve parts of their leftover dinner again.