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Need Food Ideas for 10 Month Old

I have a 10 and a half month old son, and I'm looking for some new, healthy food ideas. Currently, he is eating baby yogurt, cheese, bananas, grapes, black beans, garbanzo beans, chicken, pasta, potatoes, baby cereal mixed with veggies....if anyone has some new and interesting ideas for finger food (he loves to feed himself) I would greatly appreciate it! Thanks!

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My grandson liked mac and cheese (shells they are easy for baby fingers to pick up), rice with melted cheese (simply make some white rice and sprinkle grated cheese on it while it's still hot). Graham crackers are good. Baby carrots (cooked till tender without being mushy), ice cream, my grandson also loved oatmeal.

Steamed veggies, all of them, avocados. My niece and nephew have been chowing on these since they could and love them. It's a great way to start veggies early so you don't have a picky eater.

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My daughter is almost 1 and here are some of her favorites (of course, all of these are cut up in little pieces):
Brocolli/cauliflower florets, Zucchini, Grilled Cheese, Mac & Cheese (you can make this yourself w/ wheat pasta or get Annie's organic mac & cheese), English Muffin Pizzas, canned mandarin oranges (you can find ones that come in pear juice instead of syrup), Hormel turkey or ham w/out nitrates (in the deli fridge area), whole wheat ravioli, cottage cheese.

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You can try tofu - a lot of kids like it just diced and uncooked because it's pretty sweet - try the silken kind.

Other suggestions - refried beans without jalapenos, mashed potatoes, cucumber (peeled and sliced really thin), cream cheese and jelly sandwiches (cut up really small), homemade quick breads (substitute wheat germ for about 1/4 of the flour and then they get really healthy, and cut the number of eggs in half if you are worried about that) and top the quick bread with cottage cheese.

If he's really eating well and you aren't worried about him choking, at this point he can pretty much have whatever you're eating. As long as they're cooked really well and soft, he can probably move on to real veggies instead of the mushed variety.

Happy eating!

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Hi,
My daughter is only 6 mos but I wanted to suggest the book Super Baby Food by Ruth Yaron - I have found it most helpful in feeding my little girl!

Not sure if these were already suggested- I tried to remember others posted but there might be duplicates:
Pears
Peaches
Egg yolk - not white
cottage cheese
banana
mango
nectarine
plums/prunes
carrot
cheerios
papaya
squash
sweet & white potato
cheese
broccoli
eggplant
beets
pineapple

I got most of those ideas from the book I mentioned above.

Have fun feeding your little guy! :)

Hi J., When my son was at that age he loved frozen cantaloupe and watermelon, I would put it into one of those mesh bag things that you find on One step ahead. That was his treat. He also loved green beans uncooked something that he could just kind of naw on.

Hope that these ideas help
Good Luck
S. B.

I have an daughter who will be 11 months old next week and has basically refused to eat anymore jars of babyfood. I have given her what you have fed your child plus stuff like avacado, kiwi, strawberries, watermelon, toast, hamburg, hot dogs, ham, bologna, loves gerber puffs, cheerios, mum mums. Hope this helps.

You know, I used to give my boys corn on the cobb when they were really little. It took forever for them to eat, but they loved working on it and it took up quite a bit of time :-) They'd try so hard to get every kernal off the cobb and there was no choking hazard. I also used to cut up fruit really small and freeze it-I'd send it to daycare frozen and by the time they were ready to eat it, it had becone room temp. I think everyone has had some really great suggestions!

My son just turned eleven months, and he really likes to feed himself, too. I buy lots of frozen veggies (I try to buy organic), which cook up easily in the microwave, or I can steam them and cut them up into small pieces once they are soft. My son really likes petite peas and butternut squash cubes (both can be found in the grocer's freezer section). He also likes sweet potatoes, hard-boiled egg yolks, cut-up whole wheat toast/bagels (sometimes I melt cheese on it or spread hummus on it), kiwi, Cheerios, frozen waffles, avocados, ground turkey, or diced-up natural chicken sausage with diced apples in it. I also just bought those cheese crumbles that are found in the shredded cheese section, which my son loves! You can also use a grater to grate up pretty much any veggie or fruit, like apples, pears, green peppers, etc. It's always fun experimenting with new foods with these little ones!

My girlie's fave foods at that age were egg yolks(once cooked, they peel right off the allergenic white), avocado and shepard's pie. Squash and zucchini are easy too -just dice and cover with water in a bowl, and nuke for 5 min. Some moms recommeded berries and citrus, but be careful and watch for signs of allergy and sensitivity. I gave my girlie some pasta with crushed tomato sauce, that gave her a diaper rash from the citric acid. We're just gonna wait a while longer for that. Isn't this a fun age? We're having a ball too.

hi,
Many of the ideas that I had for you have already been suggested but I also wanted to add that little ones do not need as much of a variety as adults. I was worried about this and my doctor insisted that if our daughter was not rejecting the foods than we were giving her plenty of variety. I think we as adults get sick of preparing the same things over and over again.
Lastly, you might try some new fruits like plums, peaches, strawberries, blueberries (cut in half when they are still very little, or raspberries.
C.

I dont have any advice on new foods - but it certainly sounds like he gets quite the variety already. A friend of mine used to give her baby guacamole - maybe he will like that too.

Hi J.. I find the gerber graduates snacks (puffs, wagon wheels, crunchies, yogurt bites, etc) to be a hit in my house and they are much better for the little ones than the "real" snacks for kids. A lot less sugar and fat.

refried bean and cheese quesodillas, the canned, no salt added veggies like green beans and peas are great too; soft enough for them to gum and easy enough for mom, or if he's pretty good at chewing you can use frozen and warm a small portion in the microwave for lunch or a snack. Just try giving him anything you're having, as long as it is healthy. I use my cheese grater to grate carrots, apples, cucumbers, etc. 10 month daughter loves it. Also, whole wheat pancakes with yogurt of applesauce on them. You can put yogurt and applesauce on toast. Happy Eating. Sounds like you're doing great already. I haven't tried giving grapes to my daughter, but I did cut raisins in half. How do you serve the grapes?

I buy peeled butternut squash & dice, put in small baking dish & cover with diced, peeled apples. Dot with butter, sprinkle with cinnamon, cover with foil & bake. Ripe mango, pancakes, banana bread - I found some good recipes in "Feed Me, I'm Your's." - the 30th yr. anniversary edition. My mom used it when we were kids!

Steamed veggies, all of them, avocados. My niece and nephew have been chowing on these since they could and love them. It's a great way to start veggies early so you don't have a picky eater.

My grandson liked mac and cheese (shells they are easy for baby fingers to pick up), rice with melted cheese (simply make some white rice and sprinkle grated cheese on it while it's still hot). Graham crackers are good. Baby carrots (cooked till tender without being mushy), ice cream, my grandson also loved oatmeal.

I'm so glad I read this, you gave ME new ideas for my 9 month old daughter. Beans and pasta!

My daughter loves avocado pieces. I also give her watermelon, cut up whole grain bread with pureed apples on it, and Cheerios. Gerber Graduates makes these little cheese puffs things that rocks her world although I tend to lean more towards all natural home made things, I do give her a couple while she waits for her meal and she goes nuts for them.

I'm trying to rack my tired brain now for other things I've given her...
baked sweet potato, and blueberries (fun in the diaper the next day, LOL)

I give her basically all the fruits (organic and cut up or pureed) and veggies...she loves steamed carrots too.

I'm sorry this post is such a jumbled mess, I'm so tired :)

I'm looking forward to the replies you get!

Cheerios, mini bagels, Goldfish Crackers, Gerber makes these fruit puffs that they love!! You could peel a green apple and let him chew or gum on the whole apple. He might be sticky but they have fun with this BIG ROUND apple. You need to be careful with some foods to ensure he doesn't have food allergies.

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