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whats on your toddlers menu on a normal day?

My son will be 1 before too long and will off formula completely. And I was just wondering what others moms feed their toddlers on a normal day. This is my first child so I really don't know too much about what types of things to feed him. He eats "big people food" on a daily basis but not much and not as a meal. Mainly I just give a few bites of whatever I'm eating. So if you ladies could give me a little advice I'd really appreciate it. Thanks!

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Asked by momluvsmiles at 8:13 PM on May. 25, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • my dd loves macronni and cheese nuggets! and she loves chicken nuggets

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:22 PM on May. 25, 2010

  • For breakfast - whole grain waffles or pancakes, fruit, yogurt, cheerios or corn flakes with milk, muffin, toast or english muffin with a little jam, scrambled eggs, cottage cheese
    Morning/afternoon snack - wheat crackers with soy nut butter or cheese, organic cheese puffs, yogurt, applesauce, fruit, cerial bar
    Lunch - quesadilla, chicken tacos, soy nut butter sandwich and fruit, grilled cheese and tomato soup, beans and rice, on the weekends, whatever we are having
    Dinner - usually whatever we are having, but she especially likes spaghetti, macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes and the occasional chicken nugget

    Answer by lvpenguino at 8:22 PM on May. 25, 2010

  • My son is 3.5 now but when he was a toddler he would get rice cereal mixed with yogurt in the mornings.(he loved rice cereal and refused to eat "big boy" cereal until he was almost 3)
    Some fruit. His favorite was apple slices and grapes. With your son being so young I'd start him with bananas since they can be "finger food" but are still soft.
    He would eat toast. I used to spread baby food from the jar on the toast and he'd gobble it up.
    He'd eat cooked veggies and he also loved pasta a lot.

    Minus the rice cereal and the baby food, he still eats all of this stuff.

    Answer by Laila-May at 8:23 PM on May. 25, 2010

  • I usually do cearal or yougurt and some sort of fruit. My daughter loves bananas
    then lunch those lil chef boy r d bowls. there real small and she now eats a full bowl but she will be 2 this coming month
    you can mix canned veggies like carrots into mac and chees. And apple sauce or a pudding for a snack
    then dinner i try to give her what we are eating...NOONE like cooking two meals lol. But if for some reason its to spicy I do something simalar to her lunchtime meals. Canned fruit is great! for snacks and desserts. Get them use to eating them. I try to give water with meals or milk that way she isnt drinking juice all day. Soups exspecially chicken noodle when lil noses are running . If you get those club crackers that are rectangle you can let your baby dip it in there and suck the juice off. Well hope that helps some! let me know if you need anymore ideas.
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    Answer by texasmommy1216 at 8:30 PM on May. 25, 2010

  • My dd is almost 1 1/2
    breakfast- toast with jelly or peanut butter, pancakes, waffles, eggs, oatmeal, fruit, yogurt
    snack-cheese, grapes, crackers, apple, cheerios
    lunch-pb&j, grilled cheese, ham and cheese, fruit
    dinner-fake nuggets, fake hot dog, soup, grilled veggies, really almost anything that we are eating
    I always try to get at least 3 food groups like dinner will be chicken nuggets, milk, sliced apples..or grape juice, green peppers and a fake burger. I'm vegetarian and my daughter would rather eat fake meats
    You can feed them a lot just make sure you cut them up good until you are comfortable with them taking bites on their own.
    I've heard grapes and hot dogs are things that they choke on a lot. I still cut them up for her but most other things she can just take bites of.

    Answer by dbodani at 8:31 PM on May. 25, 2010

  • If you decide not to use canned you might find it easier to cut up fruit or veggies all at once (cook them if you must like carrots) and store them so you can just scoop them out for the meal.

    Answer by dbodani at 8:34 PM on May. 25, 2010

  • My 2 year old has a steady menu-

    Breakfast- Oatmeal, grits, or yogurt

    Lunch- Sandwich or a lunchable normally

    Dinner- Whatever we cook that night, normally a meat, veggie, and bread product

    For snack throughout the day, he has a choice of granola bars, fruit snacks, or if he is good he is allowed to have some cookies

    Answer by xxlilmomma09 at 8:41 PM on May. 25, 2010

  • Mine ate everything I ate.

    Scrambled eggs, toast, sausage biscuits, oatmeal, Malt-o-meal, Cream of Wheat, waffles, pancakes, good for you cereals...any breakfast you can think of.
    Lunch was any veggies(avocado, sweet potato), homemade beef stew, veggie soup, pot pie, goulash, pb & j, leftovers...anything I ate.
    Supper was whatever we were having.

    Of course, my son could also hold and eat a burger at 9.5 months too. If you kid can;t eat like that, then, you mine wanna go slower than I did. LOL

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 8:42 PM on May. 25, 2010

  • Here are some examples:

    Breakfast will include waffle, pancake, toast or french toast sticks w/ apple sauce or fruit w/ an egg w/ cheese. Or oatmeal w/ toast. Sometimes he will eat dry cereal w/ a cup of milk. Sometimes I will put peanut butter on his waffle.

    1) sweet potato fries, veggie, & lunch meat w/ cheese
    2) soup w/ crackers & fruit
    3)pasta w/ cheese & veggies

    He will usually eat what we eat. This will include pasta dishes w/ salad & garlic break. (He LOVES salad!!) Chicken w/ veggies, rice, & rolls. Asian stir fry & egg rolls. Lasagna. Taco soup or chili topped w/ sour cream, cheese, & Fritos. He loves tacos & nachos. Chicken finger salads w/ Tyson crispy chicken fingers.

    ...just a few examples.

    Answer by paige8608 at 8:46 PM on May. 25, 2010

  • mozerella cheese
    black olives
    wheat crackers
    peanut butter

    Whatever the family has for dinner. The kid likes EVERYTHING.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:05 PM on May. 25, 2010

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