May 7 2010, 02:12 PM
Love the sound of that dip Jaydee.
B - weetbix, refused, crumpit with vegemite, 5 or so weetbix bites
MT - Sultanas
L - Cauli, Macaroni and cheese bake (love it), banana, refused
D - chicken, leek and mushroom pie with some more macaroni perhaps
May 7 2010, 05:38 PM
B - toast
L - a crumpet each, carrot sticks and one of the new Petit Miam fruit and vegetable yogurts, mango and sweet potato blurk. Kids liked it though
AT - banana each
D - Beef, veggies and noodle stir fry
Dessert - more yogurt (they were reduced to clear at Coles for $1.52 per 6 pack, bought 4
May 7 2010, 05:57 PM
I'm so jealous!
I have a child who will only eat weetbix or cheese on toast or tuna or banana/apple or arrowroot biscuits morning noon and night.
Everything I offer of the vege or meal variety is met with disgust and is pushed off the tray.
I give up!!
Our day was:
M: weetbix, milk, 1/4 toast
L: Cheese on toast, 1/3 banana
D: yoghurt, weetbix, cruskit
Dinner that was offered was spinach rice. Oh well! I ate it instead.
May 7 2010, 05:58 PM
Breakfast- Rafferty's banana cereal with stewed apple (completely refused), half a jar of mango and banana puree and half a slice of multigrain toast with butter
Morning tea- half a croissant outside the drs surgery
Lunch- Mushroom quiche and sliced cucumber and half a mini lemon cupcake (thanks to nana who bought lunch!).
Afternoon tea- Fruit toast with butter (yummiest fruit bread from a local patisserie... mummy might have indulged in a slice or two as well
Dinner- Chicken casserole with mash left over from our dinner last night (completely refused), rafferty's spinach, apple and pea pouch (inhaled), a few sticks of steamed carrot and baby corn (thrown over the side of the high chair) and plain yogurt with mashed banana (refused).
May 7 2010, 06:12 PM
Nina loved the pie, she ate 3/4 of it. She also had 5 strawberries. DH tried her on them the other day and she wouldn't eat them.
May 11 2010, 12:17 PM
B - toast with vegemite, weetbix and yoghurt
MT - fruit puree and arrowroot
L - sandwich with veg puree on it
AT - mum mum and sultana
D - spagetti fettucine with cheese and ice cream for dessert.
May 11 2010, 01:42 PM
Yay, I can come back in here now that Jackson's eating again!!
L: crumbed chicken strip, grated cheese, lettuce, tomato, cucumber
L: pasta and veggies in tomato based sauce
D: probably spinach and ricotta cannelloni
May 11 2010, 02:14 PM
Breakfast: Toast with vegemite and cheese, banana. Mostly refused by Levi
Morning tea: Corn cakes.
Lunch: Tried to entertain my sick, grumpy children and get Mr Food Refuser (always does it when he's sick) interested in lunch by making pizza dough in the mixmaster with the dough hook, and then letting him knead it. He ate two sultanas for lunch
Marley and I ate the pizza.
Afternoon tea: Whatever I feel like cleaning off a small girl, and off the floor.
Dinner: Flatuas (refried beans in rolled-up tortillas, then pan-fried) with salsa, cubes of avacado, and 'Mexican rice' (basically rice flavoured with corriander and cumin etc).
May 23 2010, 06:16 PM
B: weetbix and milk with some pureed pear stirred through
L: 2 cruskits, one with hommus and one with cream cheese, yoghurt
D: beef and vegetable risotto
May 24 2010, 07:32 PM
B - Wheetbix + Banana
MT - Fruit salad, corn crackers, bit of my cupcake
L - Vegemite sandwhich, cheese, sultanas
AT - Grapes, vanilla yoghurt
D - Kids meal at dinner at a hotel. Shepards Pie, Chips and Salad. Ate all Shepards pie, nibbled on chips and salad. Had a few spoons fulls of icecreams for dessert
B - Wheetbix with baby cereal mixed in with apple & orange puree, grapes and a yohurt
MT - Banana
L - Vegemite sandwhich, sultanas and corn crackers
AT - Yoghurt and a fruit bar
D - Big bowl Ravioli with tomato and garlic sauce, apricot dessert
May 24 2010, 08:25 PM
B: weetbix and pureed pear wtih a bit of milk
MT: half a jar of apple and banana cereal or whatever it is
L: nothing, was too tired after playing all morning at a play centre!
AT: banana, yoghurt
D: chow mein mince and rice, custard
May 25 2010, 07:20 PM
B - wheetbix and diced peaches
MT - Yoghurt
L - Cream cheese sandwhich, grapes and corn crackers
AT - dried apple and sultanas and a fruit bar
D - Chicken Meatballs and pasta (that hubby made last night for dinner), apple custard
May 25 2010, 07:49 PM
Apparently there aren't many kids who eat on this site
B: weetbix, pureed pear and milk
MT: a bit of jelly
L: the rest of the jelly
(It was swimming day, not enough time before and too tired after it to eat properly!)
AT: cruskit with cream cheese on it, yoghurt
D: beef casserole thingy, custard
May 26 2010, 03:48 PM
What is for dinner at our house tonight
Harry - 5mths old - He is getting a bottle and lots of cuddles
Matilda - 23mths old - She is getting spagetti bolagnase & fruit/custard
May 26 2010, 06:04 PM
B: weetbix wtih pureed pear and a splash of milk
MT: banana, yoghurt
AT: cruskit, slice of cheese, half a fruit gel
D: tuna mornay, custard
May 26 2010, 06:11 PM
B- 1.5 wheetbix + Golbourn Valley Apple & Guava Fruit Snack
MT - Sultanas, Dried Apple and Corn Crackers
L - Sausage Caserole & Rice (our dinner from last night)
AT - Yoghurt
D - Vegetable Lasagne, 1/2 piece bread and a banana custard
May 26 2010, 06:13 PM
MT - (DAYCARE ) - Sao with cheese and watermelon.
L ( DAYCARE ) - Spaghetti bake with Veges.
AT ( DAYCARE ) - Banana Bread
D - Vege Spaghetti ( i really need to check menu out at school poor child always have similar diners! )
Dessert- 2 mandarines.
May 26 2010, 06:25 PM
Today - not very much at all
B - 1/2 a pancake with mighty mite
MT - Grapes (10ish), a gluten/dairy free biscuits, 1/2 corn crusket with mighty mite
L (late lunch, after "nap")- peach segments in mango nectar (2), a biscuit
D - was meant to be beef meatballs with veges and gravey, most of it went on the floor or in my tummy (trying to encourage him to eat it). followed by 1/2 a corn crusket with mighty mite, even tried to bribe him with another biscuit.
So all up not a very good day, Hes not feeling the best has a horrible cough ect.
May 26 2010, 07:24 PM
Breakfast: Porridge with grated green apple stirred through, and ground flaxseeds on top.
Morning tea: Rockmelon and kiwi fruit.
Lunch: We were out, so a 'cheesy roll' from the bakery, a Rafferty's Smoothy thing, some cheese and crackers.
Afternoon tea: A teeny banana.
Dinner: Mini vege and lentil pies, half a roast potato, a carrot/cherry tomato/broad bean warm salad.
May 27 2010, 07:54 AM
QUOTE(Vaalentine @ May 26 2010, 10:51 PM)
I have a favour though, just for future reference for me & others, when you list what your kiddies are eating, could you also list their ages?
I have been going through the previous pages & there are some great ideas but I don't know what age groups they may be for as the tickers constantly change or some don't have them.
Nat, the first time I found and went through this thread, it took me at least an hour, maybe more, as I was writing down ideas and had to figure out the ages from tickers (if people even had tickers!!) Took FOREVER!
Although, I don't bother with Jackson now - there's nothing I wont give him now (apart from the obvious like honey and nuts), so that makes life easier.
May 29 2010, 06:42 PM
B - a banana, scrambled eggs and toast
MT - Vaalia Yoghurt, Sultanas, Rice crackers
L - Ham, Avacado & two fruits
AT - Bit of boston bun at Grandparents house
D - Lamb shanks, mashed pumpkin/potato and green beans. Rice pudding for dessert
(aidan is 17months)
May 29 2010, 07:13 PM
B - half a weetbix, refused anything else
L - cream cheese sandwich, banana
D - 2 ham and cheese pinwheels, broccoli and macaroni cheese bake, yoghurt
Nina is 13.5 months
May 30 2010, 05:38 PM
B - 1.5 wheetbix with banana and pear puree
MT - Vaalia yoghurt & sultanas
L - Ham, Avocado Sandwich, banana, fruit salad
AT - Mandarin, biccie
D - Curried Snags with rice and carrot/baby corn/beans. Raspberry dessert thingy
May 31 2010, 09:56 AM
B: weetbix with pureed apple and a splash of milk
MT: cruskit and a slice of cheese
L: banana sandwich and the rest of the banana
D: Shepherds pie and steamed veggies
(DS 9 months)
May 31 2010, 10:27 AM
B - weetbox with honey
MT - party food (fairy bread, mini quiches, mini pies)
L - full from party food
AT - yoghurt and arrowroot
D - about 1.4 cup chicken and vegies and bananna custard
May 31 2010, 12:12 PM
B - half a weetbix, half a crumpet
L - Cream cheese and avocado sandwich, a few pieces of banana
D - pinwheels, zucchini and cheese sausage (rejected), angliotti
Not sure how DH is going with her today but she has a fat lip so I doubt she will want much
May 31 2010, 01:19 PM
Breakfast: Banana pancakes with thinly sliced green apple on top (cooked into it), a piece of vegemite toast, the remainder of the banana.
Morning tea: Crackers and cheese.
Lunch: Kidney bean burgers with spinach and tomato (the spinach didn't get eaten, but I tried
) and potato and sweet potato wedges.
Afternoon tea: Cut up fruit.
Dinner: Chickpea cutlets, white bean mash with rosemary and garlic, and greens (I'm optimistic
21 months and 10 months.
May 31 2010, 01:28 PM
Jaydee - can you please post the chickpea cutlet recipe?
May 31 2010, 06:09 PM
B - 1.5 wheetbix mixed with rafferties cereal & served with diced peaches
MT - Rice cracker, sultanas
L - Left over curried snags/Rice and some cream cheese sandwich
AT - Yoghurt, biccie
D- Bit of vegie lasagne, ham, another yoghurt, mandarin & nibble on bread
Jun 5 2010, 01:57 PM
B: half jar of banana porridge, toast with vegemite
MT: cruskit with hommus
L: vegemite sandwich
D: tuna mornay, steamed veggies
B: other half of the porridge jar, toast with vegemite
L: ham and cheese sandwich
D: steak and veggies
Jun 5 2010, 07:31 PM
Pa had Nina today and she ate really well after a poor start
B - oats with pureed fruit, wouldn't eat much so I gave her a piece of raisin toast and she ate the lot
L - chicken and avo sandwich (yay, some meat), strawberries, grapes, cubes of cheese
D - mac, broc and cheese (again), tortellini
Jaydee - if you have time that chickpea cutlet recipe would be fab, I am running out of ideas.
I want to try her on fish but still be able to do it as finger food. She went off my fish fingers so was thinking of the mac and cheese with chunks of fish. Can I be giving her too much pasta?
Anyone got any other suggestions for fish (she hates ball type food too)?
Jun 5 2010, 08:01 PM
QUOTE(Monica @ May 31 2010, 01:28 PM)
Jaydee - can you please post the chickpea cutlet recipe?
Here you go
It's from the Veganomicon Cookbook.
1 cup cooked chickpeas
2 tbs olive oil
1/2 cup wheat gluten [I have used plain flour and that still makes for tasty results, but wheat gluten takes it to a whole other level of OmNomNomness].
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1/4 cup vegetable broth or water
2 tbs soy sauce
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp lemon zest
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp Hungarian paprika
1/4 tsp dried rubbed sage
Olive oil for pan frying.
In a mixing bowl, mash the chickpeas together with the olive oil until no whole chickeas are left. Add the remaining ingredients and knead for about 3 minutes. Preheat a large heavy-bottomed nonstick or cast iron skillet over meduim heat. Meanwhile, divide the cutlet dough into 4 equal pieces. To form the ecutlets, knead each piece in your hands for a few moments and then flatten and stretch each one into roughly a 6 x 4 inch rectangular cutlet shape. The easiest way to do this is to first form a rectangular shape in your hands and then place the cutlets on a clean surface to flatten and stretch them.
Add a moderately thin layer of olive oil to the bottom of the pan. Place the cutlets in the pan and cook on each side for 6 to 7 minutes. Add more oil, if needed, when you flip the cutlets. They're ready when lightly browned and firm to the touch.
Just in case you were wondering, you can also bake these too! Baking these patties gives them a toothsome chewy texture and firm bite. Preheat oven to 375F, lightly oil baking sheet. Brush both sides of each patty with olive oil, place on baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes. Flip patties and bake another 8-10 minutes till firm and golden-brown
ETA: When I'm feeling pressed for time I dont bother with the garlic or lemon zest, I use smoked paprika as I've got no idea what Hungarian paprika is, and they make great nuggets, too
Jun 6 2010, 04:28 PM
QUOTE(Vaalentine @ Jun 5 2010, 08:54 PM)
Jaydee, I would love nearly ALL of your recipes. You seem to cook & eat so healthily. Not just your bubs but you & your hubby also.
Perhaps I should create a thread for healthy recipes only (or one for Jaydee's cooking
). Or maybe there is already one? Anyone happen to know of that? I would search but I can never use the search function.
You've obviously never heard the words "two minute noodle sandwich"
When I haven't been holding a baby for the past 19 hours
I'll post up the pretzel recipe I found on the weekend. It's half whole-wheat flour and very low in salt, and fun to make with a toddler...at least from their perspective
Jun 13 2010, 06:20 PM
MT: sultanas and a scotch finger biscuit
L: baked beans
D: beef stroganoff and rice, left over from last night followed by custard
Jun 14 2010, 07:12 PM
B - wheetbix + fruit
MT - Corn crackers & sultanas
L - Zucchini Slice, Banana Muffin
AT - Pikelet and bit of banana
D - Satay Chicken, Bean, Carrot, Baby Corn and Rice. Diced Peaches and Vanilla Custard
Jun 14 2010, 08:05 PM
Here is Abbeys list from the last 2 days. She is 7 and a half months, doesn't eat that much but she is exploring and that is the main thing, I am doing a softly, softly approach so not all meals I offer her solids
B-Half a piece of toast with butter and a banana.
L - Piece of apple that that been boiled so soft but not mushy.
B- Half a peice of toast with cream cheese
L - Roasted zucchini and eggplant
Jun 14 2010, 08:47 PM
Breakfast: Vegemite toast, kiwi fruit, sultanas
Morning tea: 2 teeny-tiny bananas, a cookie (Levi)
Lunch: Was a big mish-mash as we were out. They both had an arawroot, a 'squeezy tube' (one of those banana/apple smoothie things), some more tanies, and some corn cakes. L also had some strawberries and hot chippies, M had a cold, cooked half cob of corn.
Second lunch: Some of Daddy's sushi and a little chocolate from the lolly shop we went to (Levi only on this one
Afternoon tea: Cruskits with vegemite.
Dinner: Spinach pasta bake, corn on the cob, pumpkin that had been steamed first and then pan-fried.
Jun 15 2010, 08:01 PM
QUOTE(Jaydee @ Jun 14 2010, 08:47 PM)
Spinach pasta bake.
Any chance of this recipe Jaydee????
B - porridge and yoghurt
MT - salada with cream cheese
L - vegemite and cheese sandwich
AT - nothing, late lunch today
D - pasta bolognaise bake, home made rice pudding which he DEVOURED!!!
Jun 15 2010, 08:07 PM
I am totally running out of dinner ideas.
Other than lattina, pasta bake and pi9nwheels, Nina just chucks stuff.
I have made a huge variety of things but she just won't come to the party.
I am going to start making my own pasta as I don't like the sodium content in Lattina but really, I am getting stressed about the lack of variety
Jun 15 2010, 08:19 PM
keep offering it Monica, ive found with Sophie she has to try something a good 15 times before she will gobble it!
Jun 15 2010, 08:24 PM
Yeah I know,it is just so frustrating though.
I make all these yummy things, freeze and defrost them and she still rejects it time after time.
Will just keep trying *sigh*
Have written DH a note to come up with some ideas, he's the bloody chef after all, LOL
Jun 15 2010, 09:03 PM
Monica I wouldn't stress too much about the lack of variety. Maybe instead look at how you can enhance the nutritional content of what she eats? I've found finely chopped baby spinach can be put into lots of things, as can chia seeds (very good for you, those little things), roasted red capsicum and finely chopped grated carrot in the pasta bake....mine have no idea the things I get them to eat
The spinach pasta bake...
1 1/2 cups dried, uncooked 'short' pasta (I used teddy bears, but any short pasta will do- macaroni, fusilli, etc).
500g frozen spinach, thawed (this amount makes a very spinach-y pasta bake. You can reduce it by 125g if you like. But then you'll have half a packet of spinach to use elsewhere).
3/4 cup breadcrumbs
1/2 a small onion, finely diced.
300g (ish, there's only one option in my supermarket) of extra-firm silken tofu
1/2 cup vegetable stock
1 tbs olive oil
1 tbs lemon juice
1 tsp dried thyme
S & P (optional, I just season the adult portions at the end).
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees.
Cook the pasta according to packet directions.
Meanwhile, drain the excess water from the spinach (squeeze it out with your hands), and place in a mixing bowl.
Add the vegetable stock, oil and tofu to a food processer and puree until smooth. Add to the mixing bowl along with the remaining ingredients. By this time your pasta should be done, so drain, run it under cold water, and drain again. Add to the mixing bowl, and combine everything well, checking to make sure there are no big lumps of spinach. You might need to use your hands. Put the mixture into a baking dish and bake for 30 minutes. Leave to stand in the tin for 10 minutes before cutting into slices. (You CAN cut it earlier, but it falls apart a little).
Today my two had...
Breakfast: Vegemite toast, strawberries, banana
Morning tea: Corn cakes with cheese.
Lunch: Leftover spinach pasta bake and pumpkin from last night. Plus Levi wanted toast with butter, vegemite and cheese
Afternoon tea: Cruskits with vegemite.
Dinner: Baked lima beans with smashed potatoes, broccoli and peas.
21 months and 10 months.
Jun 15 2010, 09:13 PM
Breakfast - Quarter of an apple and half a piece of toast with mashed banana
lunch - meatball with rice, which was just used for finger painting her highchair tray
then roasted zucchini.
7 months and I just ordered the Gill Rapley book.
Jun 15 2010, 09:15 PM
I grated zucchini and pumpkin in to the last lot of pasta bake and she still lapped it up.
Making my own pasta will also be a good step in the right direction.
If she is eating so much pasta, should I go for wholemeal?
Will check out the chia seeds, would I find them in the health food shop? I have thought about adding sesame seeds to
Baby spinach is a fantastic idea, we always have it on hand
This weekend I am going to cook up your chickpea cutlets as she loves chickpeas when I give them to her raw (out of the tin)
Jun 16 2010, 12:28 PM
Monica you can get chia seeds from the health food shop, also the supermarket in the health food aisle (more expensive there, though).
TBH I'm not particularly fussy about white/wholemeal breads and pastas etc. BUT my two eat legumes/beans/veges (full of fibre) in place of meat (no fibre), so when they were eating all wholemeal bread and pasta it was just too much fibre. Wholegrains are great, but too much isn't a good thing. It's really up to you. We tend to do a mix. Oh- and I love adding almond meal into things as well, almonds are calcium-rich and have a decent amount of other things too (off the top of my head, iron and magnesium).
Breakfast: Vegemite toast, strawberries, banana
Morning tea: Sultanas, arawroot biscuit
Lunch: Kidney bean burgers, potato and sweet potato chippies.
Afternoon tea: We have to go out to the shops, so no doubt a Cheesymite scroll.
Dinner: Chickpea and cauliflower korma curry (wont be spicy at all, but I doubt they'll eat it), onion and spinach pakoras, cornmeal-[garam] masala roasted sprouts, and rice. Hmm. Having written that I should start doing some prepping
I ask DH to suggest one meal a week for dinners and that was it
Jun 18 2010, 12:37 PM
okay..have been stalking this thread for long enough! Thanks to everyone for sharing their menu's on the high chair plate! I have been scribbling notes like no tomorrow!
I promise to come back and share what we did
Jun 18 2010, 12:42 PM
You need to go and buy yourself a lovely recipe organiser and keep all your goodies in there.
I often just sit on the lounge and read mine, I love it
Jun 18 2010, 01:13 PM
Ours is more what's under the high chair rather than the plate LOL
Jun 18 2010, 09:45 PM
Breakfast: Vegemite toast, banana, yoghurt
Morning tea: Crackers and cheese. Plus Levi and I made 'cuppiecakes' and he got stuck into the batter at the end
Lunch: A mish-mash, really. Half an avacado each, a cruskit with vegemite, a 'squeezy tube' (some Rafferty's spinach and broccoli and something thing that they get on Fridays as a treat), and....that was it, I think. It's been a long day
Afternoon tea: Strawberries and an arrowroot biscuit
Dinner: Pasta with a sauce of grated pumpkin, finely chopped broccoli, corn, and grated cheese.
10 months and 21 months.
Jun 18 2010, 11:07 PM
Kaia has been sick so not eating much, more just picking but today was
BF- A few bites of vegemite toast & 1/2 banana
MT- salada biscuit
L- Some hot chips (i thought being a rare thing that she would eat them but no only ate a few)
AT- A slice of cheese
D- chicken curry & basmati rice...she ate the beans and about 4 spoonfuls of rice
Ahwell here's hoping her cold is a bit better and she wants to eat more tomorrow...
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