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Old 09-23-2008, 09:16 PM   #1
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What to cook for my one year old boy?

Hi, I am a stay and work at home mom and my son just turned a year old. I still buy baby food and I cook potatoes and chicken for him, you know, no salt, no sugar. I was just wondering if you have any ideas on what to make for him other than chicken and potatoes... I appreciate it.

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Old 09-23-2008, 09:23 PM   #2
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Hi, and welcome to DC.

What are the baby foods you give him? Buy those fresh, cook simply, and puree in a food processor or blender. I don't have children, so I'm not sure when they should be started on solid food, but someone will chime in soon
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Old 09-23-2008, 09:30 PM   #3
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Like GG said - cook simply and puree. If meats are a little dry you can add a little broth (or water) to get the consistency you want. Oh, frozen fruit and vegetables are just fine ... and can have more nutritional value than fresh that has been sitting around in transit and on the store shelves for a week or longer.
For ideas - just walk down the baby food aisle section in your store and look at all of the options!
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make what you eat, make it small or soft.
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Old 09-23-2008, 09:35 PM   #5
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Scrambled eggs & grits....
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Old 09-23-2008, 09:53 PM   #6
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Scrambled eggs & grits....
And "swimp"
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And "swimp"
Smooshed up with a fork....Yum!

Catfish (or other fish) smooshed up with a little Ketchup...
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Old 09-23-2008, 10:10 PM   #8
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My maternal and paternal grandmothers (God rest their souls), used to chew their food then give it to the babies. Obviously, this was the earliest Food Processor. They all did quite well nutrition wise, and even had a couple of plump ones.

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Old 09-23-2008, 10:35 PM   #9
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my daughter is now going on 2 but when she was just starting on solids she loved those baby ravioli that are either filled with carrot puree or the meat ones by gerber. Mashed sweet potatoes, green beans (canned are very soft) steamed or boiled carrots,mac and cheese, she loved rice with spinach mixed in or broccoli. I was told to season the food pretty normally i.e. garlic, lemon, pepper, most spices ect. just not too much salt and of course too spicey in heat ) because it will help develop their pallet, and they will enjoy a wider variety of food when they are older.
My daughter had a good amount of her teeth early on so it also depends on how many he has to determine how well he can chew.

Hope this helps!!
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I go along with the whatever you are eating. Mash or puree it a little but do give him/her a chance for textures. As has been said, don't go too spicy, we used to by a mild chicken korma and mix it with mashed potato which my son adored.
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