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My twins are 1 year and I feed them weetbix, rice meals and pre made baby pouches store bought.
They don’t like eggs or fruit what can I give them for all 3 meals throughout the day.

Posted by Sarah.testing.161, 21st August 2020

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  • You could start with a smoothie and slowly ween into a piece of fruit o offer new foods with foods they will already eat. It could take awhile but keep trying and eventually they might surprise you.
    My 15 month old usually has:
    Breakfast: toast (vegemite, jam, smashed avo), cereal (cheerios, wheet-bix), pancakes (rare occasion), eggs, fruit.
    Lunch: sandwich (vegemite, smashed avo, cottage cheese), cucumber (not often a hit), corn, cheese, ham, chicken, fruit kebab.
    Snack: yoghurt with fruit pieces, cheese, veggie muffin.
    Dinner: whatever we eat or a bowl of veggies and sausages, pasta dishes, rice dishes.

  • Have you tried giving them yogurt at all? Maybe they might like the banana flavoured one as the flavour isn’t strong. You can buy it in little tubs. They should be chewing by now but may not be able to chew really hard food. Are you trying to give them raw or cooked fruit? The fruit in the pouches are very sweet and the savoury foods have too much salt in them. Check the ingredients and try cooking them similar then gradually vary the texture more. Did your babies have to have tubes down their throats at all? and have to have them changed a few times? I know one child that will only eat soft food as a result of that.

  • Just cook as normal, they will eat whatever- it’s all about experimenting for them. Lunches are the hardest for me- we make toastier with wraps, I make quiche regularly and hide veg, pancakes, or just grazing plates.

  • Persistence is key. One day they’ll like something and the next they won’t. Just keep offering

  • They’re still young and at this age it’s important to offer them a great variety of food to getting used to tastes. When you give them store bought pouches, make sure it contains veggies and protein source and less important carbs. You say they don’t like eggs but you can hide eggs in many things for example in pancakes, souffles, veggie muffins or fruit muffins or a scrambled egg in rice or an egg in soup is a good option too. Alternatively look to different protein sources than egg. Idem for fruit, you can offer in different ways

  • It’s all about hidden fruit and veggies. Buy some natural yoghurt and dip the fruit in the yoghurt. For veggies mix the veggies in with your pasta sauce

  • My son 16 months likes yoghurt, raisin toast, toast with honey, slice cheese & ham, scrambled eggs, cucumbers & tomatoes.
    lots of meals we eat such as
    Chicken casserole with red sauce & rice
    Zucchini bacon and haloumi spaghetti
    Beef casserole with rice
    Crumbed pork snitzel
    Mushroom risotto
    Homemade pizza he tried first time last weekend. Lastly to tonight he tried chicken Caesar salad with less dressing and loved it.
    Hope any of these help you ????

  • Home made custard or jelly. Bolonage sause with extra vegetables

  • I would go for veggie muffins. Has never failed with my toddler!

  • After 1 yr my kids ate whatever I ate. I found particularly if it was on my plate they were interested in eating it. I would often cut it in to small pieces if it was meat or steamed veg I may cook a little bit longer so it was more soft than crunchy. My son ate anything on his plate, my daughter was picky but I put it on there anyway and she worked out how she likes to eat stuff. Like she hates corn and will pick it out of a casserole but if I make corn cobs she eats 2. Just put stuff in front of them and they will tell you if they are keen or not.

  • Mixed plate – toast, cheese, yoghurt, steamed veg, pasta

  • My 16 month old eats weet bix, yoghurt with puréed fruit or fresh berries in there, i make her fresh juices and smoothies. I do up a mixed plate with strawberries, banana, cheese, rice crackers, dip etc she loves spaghetti/pasta, Lasagne, meatballs,!sausages, if I cook a slow cooker she will eat that. She really just eats what we eat. She doesn’t like plain old steamed veg, she likes flavour on hers otherwise she won’t eat it and she likes spice. She loves English muffins, crumpets and toast.

    You could always make mini pizzas out of the English muffins.

    I always give her food I’ve made, never anything out of a packet.

    She only has 3 teeth at the moment too.

    And I’ve just started my 4 month old on farex and purée apples

  • I feed my 14.month old toast in the morning, soup with rice or bread for lunch and dinner pretty much the same or i will make fried rice or noodles

  • My son is the same age, and he just eats what we have, just a softer version. It helps with different textures etc.

  • Kids usually like toast cut up in finger size you can put vegemite on which is good for them usually they like sausages I used to cut up in bite size pieces roast vegetables like potatoes and carrots roasted taste nice just do the potatoes smaller that they can pick up pancakes most like chicken with rice or noodles muffin with melted cheese and pineapple don’t tell them you have some small pieces of pineapple on it make small meatball with spaghetti chicken nuggets do grilled cheese over vegemite bread try pasta try avocado on toast or muffin do pizza muffins macaroni cheese cauliflower cheese peanut butter on toast or fresh bread fish fingers and chips corn pikelets mini quiches corn muffins can add to it put cheese or chives in make scones for them you can make plain or pumpkin ones you can freeze a lot of what I have said for another time.

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