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what kind of veggies do you feed your toddler? My kid is 14 months & I've been pushing veggies twice a day with a veggie puree for lunch and dinner. He feeds himself all his fruit and some of the meats that we eat and all of his snacks (goldfish, kix, cheerios, etc.)
I guess I just need more veggie ideas. He kinda likes green beans from the can. He didn't much care for the frozen veggie mix. I bought frozen because it's better than canned, right?
help, I'm struggling with healthy foods.
03-10-2009, 07:10 AM
Noah is almost 16mo. He loves corn, peas, broccoli, carrots, just about any I guess as long as its cooked. lol
03-10-2009, 07:12 AM
at that age, I fed Katie steamed cauliflower, green beans, peas, corn, carrots, broccoli, and all kinds of beans.
03-10-2009, 07:22 AM
No need to puree it at that age:) You can try raw vegetables too for the textures/crunchiness and it feels good on their emerging molars.
thanks guys. The reason I'm still pureeing is so that he actually eats the veggies. I'm afraid that he won't get any veggies if I leave it for him to feed himself, you know? He did pretty good with the canned green beans last night. I think I'll start steaming some of the other veggies mentioned.
He still only have 5 teeth. They aren't coming in very fast, although he didn't start getting them until he was a year old.
03-10-2009, 09:34 PM
I puree some veggies and steam some. I just keep trying different things and offering it in different ways.
My guys like sweet potatoes pureed, carrots pureed but will eat broccolii/cauliflower in peices with a bit o' cheese sauce. I've been adding chopped up spinach to pasta sauces.
My kids also both like "balls" so I'll take our meals, lets say it's chicken and rice and veggies and mash it up coarsely with two forks, form it into teeny bite sized balls that they can feed themselves. It's a PIA but it helps the one who can't chew meat very well (my sick/disabled guy) to eat meat and my "veggies are not food" 21 month old to eat veggies.
For a while I had good luck mixing a wee bit of apple sauce into veggies.
I also have good luck with putting some cooked veggies into grilled sandwhiches.
They don't need teeth to eat most foods you would be offering. They do just fine with their gums for soft foods and small peices.
03-10-2009, 10:49 PM
At that age, Angelo loved steamed carrots, sweet potatoes, and raw avocado.
I'll try the avocados again, but DG didn't like them one bit. He loves sweet potatoes and I'll try to steam the carrots for him. Thank you everyone!
03-10-2009, 11:04 PM
KateLynn won't have anything to do with pureed foods now. But she like steamed broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, pea's, green beans. She'll eat spinich if i mix it with something like spagetti. And she loves beans. I just cut up the veggies so she can handle them herself and let her go at it. Were not really counting nutrients at this point.
03-10-2009, 11:27 PM
Maggie eats any vegetable our family is having. I just make sure it is cooked and cut up so she can self feed. She eats asparagus, broccolli, green beans, celery, carrots, peas, corn, potatoes, sweet potatoes, cauliflower, etc. Pretty much anything.
03-10-2009, 11:30 PM
A fav in our house was roasted squash or sweet potatoes. Cube them, spray with olive oil, and bake. They LOVED them.
03-10-2009, 11:33 PM
Kitten will only eat broccoli, cauliflower (and only sometimes, now), cucumber, celery and red peppers. She will absolutely refuse anything else. It's very frustrating, but my hope is that she'll eat different kinds of veggies as time goes on.
03-11-2009, 06:07 AM
Do what you need to do. With my youngest we did not puree. ever, but that was just her. She liked raw food and slightly cooked..as long as it is safe and she could chew it. I bought a food processor and we used it twice. I wish I bought it years ago since bella would have loved it.
Try them all now. Get him used to veggies and kids love fun words. Make up words and stories as they eat and eat them yourself.
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