Please help me with some snack/food ideas! I'm useless!

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  1. gemxgem

    gemxgem Well-Known Member

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    Hi

    My DS is currently having 5 bottles a day still, around 30oz or more a day! My HV said he shouldn't be having so much formula now and to start giving him more snacks in the day. She also said he needs to be having a pudding after dinner and tea. I usually give a yogurt after dinner and piece of fruit after tea. I feed him and he also feeds himself finger foods as well. She also said he needs to be having more protein at dinner as well as tea!

    So I'm just asking for ideas really, I'm pretty clueless when it comes to meal planning as never really had to do it before :blush:

    Protein at dinner ideas?

    And snack ideas I'm getting stuck on, at the minute I give cheesestrings and breadsticks, he seems to love these, but I know I should be offering more fresh food snacks rather than processed stuff...
     
  2. mwah_xx

    mwah_xx Well-Known Member

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    Snacks I give;

    Cold roast potato, fruit, pasta, cheese cubes, rice cakes spread with peanut butter/cream cheese/mashed banana, hummus and bread sticks, toast, crumpets


    Protein meals; I tend to include meat/cheese/lentils to ensure protein. We have things like; chicken goujons, beef stew, roast dinner, butter chicken curry, lamb tagine, fish fingers, salmon. I used to take what we ate and blend it up for him with water/formula/milk, now he feeds himself.
     
  3. Indi84

    Indi84 Well-Known Member

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    Meals,

    Lasagna, meat or spinach and ricotta. Spaghetti with mince, meatballs, chicken fingers. Beef Stew, lentil Stew, bean burgers. Homemade fishcakes (or fishfingers, bread taken off if worried about salt) roast pork and applesauce and veg. Pasta with tuna and cheese. Macaroni cheese, cauliflower cheese. Make some sauce (tomatoes and Courgette blended with cheese for example) and put over pasta. Or mix with mashed potatoes. Cottage pie is loved here!

    Snacks I give, toast with peanut butter on, cream cheese, yoghurt, bread sticks, flapjacks suitable for babies, Cheerios or fruit mainly.
     
  4. eulmh82

    eulmh82 Well-Known Member

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    Snacks I give: fruit like grapes strawberries etc, cubes of cheese, raisins, yoghurt, breadsticks, tea cake, toast depending if he's just done sth active. I used to do a purée of lentils carrots sweet potato and onion which he loved. Chicken or fish is obs a good source of protein. I did salmon with home made cheese sauce with no Salt stuff etc which he liked. He went off salmon though. He also loves the Ella's kitchen banana biccys which taste disgusting Abd bland to me but he loves them
     
  5. eulmh82

    eulmh82 Well-Known Member

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    Oh I saw sb had made muffins for baby's breakfast on here so I'm gonna find a recipe Abd have a go at those
     
  6. Balloo

    Balloo Well-Known Member

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    We give the following as snacks; orange segments-we leave the skin on and cut into wedges (we wash the peel before cutting), plums-cut into segments, grapes cut in half, slices of banana, cheese cubes, breadsticks, yoghurts, cheese muffins, plain muffins etc.
    We do do a nighttime snack of rusk and baby rice mixed with milk.
     
  7. Rachel_C

    Rachel_C Well-Known Member

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    Do you have a dessert after your lunch and dinner? Your HV sounds like a real numpty! The idea is to get kids eating normal meals, not filling them up with sweet stuff and getting them used to puddings twice a day every day. We have a dessert twice a week here at most! And milk should be baby's main source of nutrition until at least a year old.

    Some good snack ideas here anyway :)
     
  8. Gc85

    Gc85 Well-Known Member

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    My LO loves snacks! We like

    Rice cakes (yogurt covered ones are a fave)
    Crackers with cream cheese
    Sticks of cheese with apple/grapes
    Home made muffins (wholemeal flour and loads of dried fruit)
    Homemade flapjacks (slice into finger shape for LO to hold)
    Waffles (with mashed banana and a squeeze on honey)
    Pancakes (fruity ones with grated apple/pear added to the mix )
    Raisins, dried cranberries, apricots
    Cheerios
    Those fruit pouches (Ella's kitchen etc) my LO sucks them out of the pouch herself
    Homemade ice lollies made with full fat yogurt and fruit purée or freeze in a tuppaware and serve like ice cream


    Most of the organix snacks are lovely too, I tend to use them to take out and about but find them a bit expensive to use all the time.
     

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