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what are some healty foods for a 14month old? I need some help

my son eats eggs and a sippy with milk in the morning
for lunch is has pizza,frys
and for dinner he has whatever im having like pasta,taco bell,
But i feel like i could be feeding him better foods... Help

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 11:21 PM on May. 29, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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Answers (12)
  • Yeah, I would stop with the pizza and fries and taco bell. All of the saturated fats and preservatives could really mess with his health in the long run. I would suggest simple whole foods found in your produce section (which will be easier and CHEAPER to prepare). Here is an example of what I feed my 12 month old each day:


    Breakfast : Whole Milk Yogurt w/fruit and whole grain cereal


    snack: avacado or string cheese


    Lunch: veggie burger patty and some cut up banana


    snack: whole grain crackers or gold fish


    Dinner: lentils, rice, and hummus


    I am still nursing, but I give her organic whole cow's milk and water throughout the day in a sippy. She has never been sick. Not once.

    Sassinaglass

    Answer by Sassinaglass at 11:41 PM on May. 29, 2009

  • sounds like my kid, but i can't help you out. hope fully someone can get us some tips.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:42 PM on May. 29, 2009

  • my daughter LOVED friuts of all kinds, string cheese, vegetables. Also those gerber puffs are good and goldfish if he's used to chewing. I give my duaghter 2 percent milk, ritz crackers (they get soggy enough) and sometimes I'll cut up some ham or chicken (I'm HIGHLY allergic to turkey so she STILL hasn't tried that just yet). She's 18 months and every now and then I give her fries as a treat. My daughter loves scrambled eggs and i'll add ham or hash browns or cheese to it which she loves! I do not see a problem with giving them "fast food" once a week at the most and i try to get the healthier of the choices. But I feel it gives her a variety. I gotta introduce her to turkey tho and wash everything before I make mine. My throat swells shut every time
    07lilmama1108

    Answer by 07lilmama1108 at 12:02 AM on May. 30, 2009

  • At 14 months my daughter ate chicken strips, fish filets, cut up ham, chicken and turkey, all kinds of frozen, fresh, and canned veggies and fruits along with mac and cheese, rice, spagetti, lasagna, mash potatoes, eggs, hashbrowns, bacon, sausage, shrimp, and soooooo much more, the possibilities are endless!
    Love2BMommy77

    Answer by Love2BMommy77 at 1:48 AM on May. 30, 2009

  • Fresh fruits(strawberries, bananas, apples, melon,peaches..ect) , steamed veggies(broccli, carrot, zucchini,squash, avocado, string beans,spinach..ect), chicken, turkey, pork chops, salmon, cottage cheese, yogurt, strips of baked whole wheat/grain bread, eggs, cheese, whole wheat pasta. Whole milk, goats milk, hemp milk. Try to stay away from bleached pasta and bread and greasy food. There are so many cool online recipes. You can cook up all her food in one day and freeze it (in freeze baby bags) if you don't have much time and it keeps for a couple of months. A 14 month really shouldn't be eating fast food, just remember you are shaping his life long eating habits. Once you get the hang of making home made food it is so easy. Instead of fries think baked yam sticks, instead of pizza think turkey and avocado with cheese. Before you know it you'll be a pro. They actually have homemade baby food groups on cafe mom too.
    michelle0228

    Answer by michelle0228 at 2:02 AM on May. 30, 2009

  • Oh and also just remember your son should be getting some fruit, some veggies, some wheat/grains, some dairy and some meat EVERYDAY. Look up some recipes where you can combine different food groups. Good luck.
    michelle0228

    Answer by michelle0228 at 2:04 AM on May. 30, 2009

  • Take the opportunity to improve your diet as well then give him what you're eating.
    TiccledBlue

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 8:28 AM on May. 30, 2009

  • At 14 months my daughter ate chicken strips, fish filets, cut up ham, chicken and turkey, all kinds of frozen, fresh, and canned veggies and fruits along with mac and cheese, rice, spagetti, lasagna, mash potatoes, eggs, hashbrowns, bacon, sausage, shrimp, and soooooo much more, the possibilities are endless!


    I'm sorry, but that is NOT a healthy, balanced diet for a baby so young. (Bacon, while delicious, is HORRIBLE for an adult let alone a baby). I think the poster was asking about HEALTHIER options. Healthy foods for a small toddler are simple, fresh, and whole foods such a fresh fruit and veggies. I am not a vegetarian, but overwhelming research suggests babies do not need to eat meat but are best kept getting protein from sources such as flax sees, nut butters, dairy, and eggs.


    I also would suggest the book Super Baby Food for good recipes and ideas.

    Sassinaglass

    Answer by Sassinaglass at 11:56 AM on May. 30, 2009

  • I do not see a problem with giving them "fast food" once a week


     


    At 14 months?! No.....just...no....

    Sassinaglass

    Answer by Sassinaglass at 11:59 AM on May. 30, 2009

  • Yogurt, yogurt melts, yogurt covered raisins, raisins, craisins, granola bars, animal crackers, grham crackers, cheese, peas, corn, carrots, potatoes, lima beans, baked beans, chicken w/ bbq sauce or other sauces, kix, cheerios, flavored cheerios, honey cheerios, bananas, banana bread, corn bread, strawberries, blueberries, pancakes, raspberries, squash, peppers, pasta, tomatoes, oranges, watermelon, cantalope, honey dew melon, dried fruits, goldfish.... some of the things my DD eats. I have read that rather then worrying about a daily intake of this much fruit veggies, etc. think of it as a weekly intake so if one day ur child dosent eat the recommended veg but eats a little extra another day it all balances it out. I think of it this way & it helps to keep the stress down a lot when it comes to a balanced diet.
    Mel30248

    Answer by Mel30248 at 8:52 PM on May. 30, 2009