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my 13 mo dd is being super picky about breakfast...well food, in general, but especially breakfast. she really only likes to eat eggs and bread, sometimes with pancakes. of course i don't want to give her eggs every day so i try various cereals and she won't eat any. today she ate some o-shaped cereal because she liked sticking her finger in the center to pick them up. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
she doesn't like baby cereal or oatmeal too much, either.<br>
and vegetables? well don't even get me started on those! i guess that's off the breakfast subject!<br><br>
any suggestions?
 

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Kay loves grits with cheese<br><br>
eggs.. sometimes omlets with some mushrooms.. onions.. salsa or what<br>
pancakes<br>
fruit<br>
oatmeal with fruit
 

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have you tried yogurt with berries? dh LOVES that and it gets a lot of great fruits in him! we also put things like peas and rice in plain yougrt for lunch and he digs it!
 

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My 19 month old ds loves frozen blueberries! Sometimes when I am having difficulty getting him to eat, I put his food on toothpicks. We take turns poking the blueberries (slightly thawed, of course) with the toothpick. I use this trick on other foods, too. It usually works like a charm.<br><br>
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Harrison adores waffles - I buy the frozen whole grain ones and pop them in the toaster - quick and easy! I don't even give him syrup on them, I just cut them in either strips (so he can dip in applesauce) or small bites for him to pick up.<br>
Toast with apple butter is also a hit. And luckily he likes just about ANY kind of fruit - melon, apples, berries, peaches, bananas, any kind of dried fruit - and blueberries are an especially big hit!<br><br>
I also found that serving his meals in bright, colorful containers also helps. If his serving dish is "cute" he is more inclined to eat what is in it.
 

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My son usually alternates between oatmeal and waffles (whole grain w/ organic maple syrup). He will sometimes have a slice of whole grain bread w/ cream cheese and jam and he often has a banana on the side. This morning he tried some turkey bacon (I had a craving...he actually stole it off of my plate!) and loved it. He also loves homemade baked items like banana bread and muffins. Actually, breakfast is probably his least picky meal and the one at which he eats the most. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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We have a hard time with breakfast too. Some mornings she refuses completely to eat ANYTHING and goes until 11 or so without eating. she's really tough. But breakfast items are usually:<br><br>
Silk Soy Yogurt(she's dairy sensitive)<br>
fruit of any kind<br>
hardboiled eggs(just the white, she doesn't like yolk)<br>
scrambled egg whites with veggie slices cheese<br>
whole grain waffles<br>
homemade graham crackers with REAL peanut butter on them(got the recipe here in the Peggy's Kitchen section)<br>
peanut butter toast(made with REAL peanut butter and whole grain toast)<br>
leftover whole wheat pasta with tomato basil sauce reheated(we aren't picky about what kind of foods, just ANY food will do)<br>
very rarely will she eat buckwheat pancakes with honey<br>
carrots with hummus<br>
string beans cut and washed<br><br>
She's really not a breakfast kind of kid but sometimes I can get some into her. She drinks carrot orange juice daily to get some more nutrients into her and all fruit juice is watered down significantly. She eats only whole grains and fresh fruits and veggies and most items are homemade, not store bought. We avoid hydrogenated oils like the plague around here. She drinks 8oz. of Silk chocolate soy milk each night before bed and eats a spoonful of peanut butter and a hardboiled egg for snack each day. she is vegetarian and dairy sensitive so the only animal product she eats is egg whites and honey.<br>
Best of luck.<br>
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Hannah (14 months) also loves the frozen whole grain waffles VERY toasted (but not burnt). We used to cut them into small pieces, but now she prefers them halved so she can take bites (I think she's teething again). To go with the waffle, we serve some fruit and/or yogurt. She doesn't really dip the waffles, but eats everything separately.
 

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The cereals my dd likes best are the "Envirokids" cereals. They are a bit expensive, but the Gorilla Munch is spherical, and dd will gleefully say "BALLS," when she sees them and really likes them. She also likes the Koala Crisp, which is like cocoa crispies. The Envirokids cereals are fun, and they are also organic. This morning, she ate banana slices and an orange. Basically anything that's fun or that mommy is eating is usually a winner. (Why is it that whatever's on your plate *must* be better than what they have, even if it's the same thing?)
 

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dd loves:<br><br>
oatmeal<br>
VAns waffles<br>
barbaras O's cereal<br>
any kind of fruit<br>
yogurt<br>
smoothies with yogurt and organic frozen blueberries or whatevers on hand<br>
scrambled or hard boiled eggs<br>
pancakes.....I even make extra over the weekend and save them for during the week. Lightly warm them in the toaster....<br>
Kashi.....used to make this all the time.....she loved it!
 

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My ds has eaten yogurt (6oz with wheat germ added) every day now for over 3 months. Sometimes he will have a piece of whole wheat toast with butter too. Other times, the yogurt and a few Cheerios.<br><br>
Sometimes I feel bad feeding him the same thing every day, but he eats different flavors and besides he's so darned picky he would rather go hungry than try anything else.<br><br>
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We are basically in the waffle/fruit/yogurt camp here. MIL once brought the yogurt that has granola in the lid. DD liked the mixing and stirring so now I buy the Stonyfield yogurt and bulk granola so she can make her own.<br><br>
The only thing I have to add that we use for a snack or breakfast once in a while is Cinnamon toast. Oh - and I almost forgot french toast. DD loves it with cinnamon and sometimes a little vanilla.<br><br>
When asked DD what she wanted for beakfast this morning DD insisted on having lunch <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> She got a peanut butter sandwich!
 

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Often, my children eat non-breakfast type foods in the morning: raviolis, peanut butter sandwiches, etc. It turns my stomach to smell these foods that early in the morning, but I prefer if they eat something on the days they go to preschool.<br><br>
They also like to eat dry cereal out of a ziploc bag. Sometimes I'll mix several types of dry cereal along with raisins and maybe some pretzels or crackers and they will snack from it all morning.<br><br>
I also used to mix yougart with milk in their sippy cups for an easy "smoothie".
 

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oh my gosh, thank you for all your input!<br><br>
i think i just need to get a little more creative. the presentation in a favorite dish might really help...good idea.<br><br>
i just got lazy about making her seperate food from mine; i like it better when she shares with me. but if i am just giving her easy stuff (fruit, yogurt, toast, leftover pancakes) then i shouldn't have too much of a problem!<br><br>
thanks again mommas.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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When we were on WIC, DD got a lot of eggs with cheese on top! And cereal, too. She loves oatmeal and will even eat it for lunch. Now she is 4, and DS is 28m, and we eat scrambled eggs, cinnamon toast (they love to make it themselves - putting the topping on), cereal, pancakes/waffles or French toast on weekends (Daddy cooks, LOL), oatmeal, apples, bananas, yogurt, cream of wheat or oatmeal when it's cold out.<br>
Sometimes they'll eat leftovers or strange things, but the above are our basics.<br><br><br>
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Meg eats a package of Quaker Instant Oatmeal (usu. Cinnamon and Spice flavor) with 1/2 tsp. of brewer's yeast mixed in. She's allergic to a ton of stuff so we don't have a lot of options. I will look into some Enviro Kids though, if they have wheat-free.
 

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My dd loves cut up tofu (cold from the package) and cut up strawberries. She also really likes bananas. She has not had wheat yet since I am allergic so I cook rice pasta (penne) and cut it up into short tubes.<br><br>
When did everyone introduce egg (all of it). DD is just turning one and I have not introduced a lot to her since I have so many allergies and intolerances. I was also wondering about when to introduce peanut butter (all natural).
 

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dd has gone through many stages - right now she wants eggs every morning, and I let her have them. I make her a scrambled egg, a piece of toast with jam and then she usually has a little bit of fruit to top it off (banana, grapes, watermeon) - she is hungriest in the morning<br><br>
That's what she wants and I'm happy she's eating so well so I'm not going to fight it. Pretty soon all she will want is Lucky Charms so I'll pick my battles.
 

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I can't give you an answer about eggs, because we are vegans and do not consume them. But with peanut butter, I read in "Natural Family Living" that you should wait 2 to 3 years, especially if you have any reason to suspect a peanut allergy. When dd was a newborn, I ate peanut butter toast for breakfast frequently, and when I did, dd would projectile vomit green puke. I didn't make the connection at first, but once I eliminated peanut butter from my diet, viola, no more green projectile vomit. Thus I suspect she may be sensitive to peanuts and at 17 months I have still not introduced it to her, although I have been able to reintroduce it to my diet without it effecting her any more. HTH
 
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