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I have an almost 11month old son well his will be on march 20<br>
I have a problem. He is getting really tired of the same old meal's We mostly give him veggie's and cereal but he is getting tired of the baby cereal. He will barly eat it. I have to mix it with desert's to get him to eat it. What else can i make to change up what he eat's so he wont get board. Oh and lets remember it cant be anything spicy or nothing like that he cant eat that yet. He is also eating cheese and crackers but he getting board with that too.<br>
what else can i make for him
 

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DD's getting tired of my menu too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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My 13 month old LOVES steamed brocolli. She also likes tofu, either fried in some olive oil or boiled. Green peas straight from the fridge, macarroni and cheese, oatmeal, sushi (without meat), almost any kind of bean (kidney, fava, lima, lentils, etc.), grilled cheese sandwiches, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, diced ham, fried rice (we usually do brown rice since it's more nutritious than white), scrambled eggs, dry cereal (cheerios, shredded wheat, life, etc), wheat crackers, whole wheat pancakes, corn, plain noodles, small pieces of chicken, bananas, and cheese.<br><br>
That's all I can think of that she eats now. Also, one of her favorite dishes is mac and cheese with green peas mixed in it. She never did eat baby food or cereal though, we tried, but she would always refuse it.
 

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At 11 months, he can certainly have a far wider variety of foods than cereal and veggies - in fact, the more you introduce him to a range of flavours now, the less likely he is to become a fussy eater later on.<br><br>
He can eat meat now, chopped small enough for him to manage easily and he can also have fish - but you need to check thoroughly for bones. Casseroles and stews are great for babies as the gravy keeps the food nice and soft. Pasta topped with a sauce is great too - you can use regular pasta, or look for pasta shapes made specially for babies.<br><br>
You can also make things a little more exotic with the addition of certain spices - remember that "spicy" doesn't have to mean "hot". Try this chicken and sweet potato curry, my children loved it!<br><br>
1 chicken breast, cut into 1" pieces.<br>
2 sweet potatoes, peeled and diced<br>
4oz red lentils<br>
one small onion, finely chopped<br>
1tbsp safflower oil<br>
pinch cinnamon<br>
pinch cardamom<br>
pinch cumin<br>
pinch coriander<br>
pinch turmeric<br>
1 - 1 1/2 pints of water<br><br>
Heat the oil and fry the onions with the cinnamon until tender.<br>
Add the chicken and cook until golden brown.<br>
Add the potatoes and spices and stir well.<br>
Finally, add the water and lentils and cook for about 30 mins, until the lentils are soft. You may need to add extra water towards the end of the cooking time, to prevent the curry from becoming too dry.<br>
Serve with plain, overcooked rice.<br><br>
Good luck!
 

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have you tried just giving him food from what you eat for dinner? you'd probably get a lot of variety there<br>
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DD is also 11 months and she mostly eats whatever we're having for dinner, we just chop it up into "finger food" sized chunks (perhaps the size of cheerios?).<br><br>
We don't use a lot of salt in our cooking (almost none, actually) and we don't have a lot of high fat foods, so we're not too worried about that. (especially since she nurses 8-10 times a day!).<br><br>
Lets see, her favorites foods right now are blueberries (cut in half), avocados, steamed broccoli, and home made waffles (we use a blend of soy and rice flour). An article came out a month or two ago that talked about how young children don't really need to eat bland foods...that spicy/seasoned food is okay too. So don't be afraid of using spices and flavorings you enjoy!<br><br>
There are some great baby food recipes online (the oones at <a href="http://www.wholesomebabyfood.com/" target="_blank">http://www.wholesomebabyfood.com/</a> are quick and easy) and in books... my local library had a bunch of books with recipes so that might be a place to check for more ideas!<br><br>
Good luck and bon appetit!
 

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beans! DD has never refused any type of bean I've offered. I pretty much give her a small portion of whatever I make for myself <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">My 13 month old LOVES steamed brocolli. She also likes tofu, either fried in some olive oil or boiled. Green peas straight from the fridge, macarroni and cheese, oatmeal, sushi (without meat), almost any kind of bean (kidney, fava, lima, lentils, etc.), grilled cheese sandwiches, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, diced ham, fried rice (we usually do brown rice since it's more nutritious than white), scrambled eggs, dry cereal (cheerios, shredded wheat, life, etc), wheat crackers, whole wheat pancakes, corn, plain noodles, small pieces of chicken, bananas, and cheese.<br><br>
That's all I can think of that she eats now. Also, one of her favorite dishes is mac and cheese with green peas mixed in it. She never did eat baby food or cereal though, we tried, but she would always refuse it.</div>
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Wow, sandwiches?? DD *just* figured out this week that she can take a bite of something, rather than shoving the whole, huge piece in her mouth. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
I tried chick peas (halved) the other day and man, you should have seen her awful face. They were not a hit <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 
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