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Old Jul 4th, 2010, 13:46 PM   1
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Weekly menu plan for a 7 month old?


I'm still a bit unsure what to be giving LO. Today, he had:

Breakfast: fruity porridge
Lunch: a piece of wholemeal bread (but not the crusts!) and parsnip+apple (1 ice cube of each)
Dinner: leek, carrot + potato (3 ice cubes) and a petit filous

Just wondered if anyone could give me a typical weekly menu, so I can see what you feed your LO across the whole week, rather than just on one day. I want to make sure he has a varied diet, and not sure of things such as should he be having petit filous every day or not?

Thanks for any help in advance!!



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Old Jul 4th, 2010, 13:55 PM   2
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Hi, I'm still getting the hang of this weaning malarky and have only just begun giving him proper food (we like to make our own) but a typical week would go something like this:

Brekkie:1 banana + 1 weetabix/baby porridge/rusk/yoghurt

Lunch: sandwhich-one slice of bread with butter plus a filling of either cheese/marmite/philadelphia + a piece of fruit, maybe a kiwi or some strawberries + marmite rice cakes

Dinner:This week my LO has had- red pepper and tomato risotto, chicken casserole, lentil and quorn curry, quorn chicken and spinach pie with potatoes, spinach and cheese risotto, veggie chilli with brown rice + either a yoghurt, cup of ice cream or a piece of fruit.

He is also still drinking 4x 7oz botles each day

Hope that helps x



 
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ps, my LO generally has 1-2 yoghurts per day and they are either little stars/petite filous/ or just and adult yog we have in fridge



 
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Breakfast: porridge or 7 grains cereals or 1/2 weetabix with formula + 1 fruit (mango/banana/sweet mellon/apple/pear)

Lunch (main meal): he has what we have. I cook everydays, & there r always veggies in my cooking

Dinner: Custard or yoghurt with fruits

He might have 1 rice cake as a snack. This is in addtion to 18-21 oz of formula (3-4 bottles)

U can take a look at this thread, it has lots of ideas for daily menus. We post there everyday our daily menus

http://www.babyandbump.com/weaning-n...eat-today.html



 
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Old Jul 4th, 2010, 14:33 PM   5
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Breakfast: porridge or 7 grains cereals or 1/2 weetabix with formula + 1 fruit (mango/banana/sweet mellon/apple/pear)

Lunch (main meal): he has what we have. I cook everydays, & there r always veggies in my cooking

Dinner: Custard or yoghurt with fruits

He might have 1 rice cake as a snack. This is in addtion to 18-21 oz of formula (3-4 bottles)

U can take a look at this thread, it has lots of ideas for daily menus. We post there everyday our daily menus

http://www.babyandbump.com/weaning-n...eat-today.html
Thanks. I had seen this thread and it's really helpful, but what I'm after is a weekly plan... I'm just unsure of things like, can I give my LO cheese every day, or should I be giving it to him only a couple of times a week, and things like that!



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Thanks. I had seen this thread and it's really helpful, but what I'm after is a weekly plan... I'm just unsure of things like, can I give my LO cheese every day, or should I be giving it to him only a couple of times a week, and things like that!
I make sure he has 1 serving of cereals, 1-2 fruits, 1 veggies+ meat (chicken, fish or red meat), 1 dairy (cheese or yoghurt), & 1-2 servings of carbs (rice, pasta or bread).

I try to make sure he has sth different everyday, as I dont want him to get bored.

Some ideas:

Breakfast: Cereals/porridge/weetabix with fruits

Lunch: Pasta with tomato sauce & meat balls/ baked fish with rice & veggies/ couscous with veal & veggies/boiled chicken with potato & bread or rice

Dinner: Yoghurt/custard/cheese sandwich with fruits

U can switch breakfast with dinner.

Hope this helps.



 
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Thanks. I had seen this thread and it's really helpful, but what I'm after is a weekly plan... I'm just unsure of things like, can I give my LO cheese every day, or should I be giving it to him only a couple of times a week, and things like that!
I make sure he has 1 serving of cereals, 1-2 fruits, 1 veggies+ meat (chicken, fish or red meat), 1 dairy (cheese or yoghurt), & 1-2 servings of carbs (rice, pasta or bread).

I try to make sure he has sth different everyday, as I dont want him to get bored.

Some ideas:

Breakfast: Cereals/porridge/weetabix with fruits

Lunch: Pasta with tomato sauce & meat balls/ baked fish with rice & veggies/ couscous with veal & veggies/boiled chicken with potato & bread or rice

Dinner: Yoghurt/custard/cheese sandwich with fruits

U can switch breakfast with dinner.

Hope this helps.
thanks, that's really helpful!



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Old Jul 4th, 2010, 15:51 PM   8
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I bought the Annabel Karmel baby and toddler meal planner which gives you an idea of what you can/should be giving at the different weaning stages, obviously you don't have to follow it by the letter! - it also has some nice recipes that you can use for whole family meals once you're past the early stages.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Annabel-Karm.../dp/009190031X

My lo is 6.5 months and tends to have cereal/porridge or fruit for brekkie. Lunch and dinner are veggie purees (but will add meat and carbs at 7 months) normally fruit or yoghurt (she loves the little stars) after and odd finger foods, mainly fruit at lunchtime.



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Old Jul 5th, 2010, 02:42 AM   9
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I've been wondering this too - I usually give Emma:

Breakfast: porridge/weetabix and a fruit - either banana, pear, apple, peach, or a combination

Lunch and dinner have been pureed veg, although I am now moving on to lentils, meat and pasta. She will usually have one fromage frais a day (the Plum ones as they don't have added sugar).

I am going to a weaning workshop tomorrow so will report back if I get any useful information!



 
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Old Jul 5th, 2010, 14:47 PM   10
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Wow! So am I the only one who's not giving their baby meat or starches yet? Mine just hit 7months but I still have on pureed fruits and veggies onlly - like But no meat or fancy dinners yet. I was planning to start at 8 months. Is this wrong?

To answer the OP - my menu goes like this

Breakfast - rice/oatmeal cereal
Lunch - pureed vegetable (e.g carrots or beans, or sweet potato)
Dinner - pureed fruit - (prunes, or banana or pears )



 
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