Things are getting a little repetitive with the chicken and broccoli menu. Any ideas, especially for non-meat dishes?

asked 13 Nov '09, 18:26

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By 15 months, I would just feed your little one what you're eating for dinner instead of making 2 dinners every night.

When my little ones first started solids, I used recipes from The Baby's Table which has some great recipes (both vegetarian and meaty), but got them eating the same meals as us as soon as possible.


answered 13 Nov '09, 19:23

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+1 Not only is it less work, but we find our son is much better behaved if he is eating the same as us, at the same time.

(13 Nov '09, 21:48) Mungo

+1 This is also what we do. We are hoping that if that is the only option presented that she will end up being less picky about what she eats. However, I do sometimes switch the vegetable if I think it might be something she'd have a hard time eating or is unlikely to like (we do still get her to try ours though).

(14 Nov '09, 18:28) Tammy ♦♦

Check out "Super Foods for Babies and Children" by Annabel Karmel. You can find this book at Barnes and Noble as well as other great books by Annabel Karmel (she has some good recipes)!

Here is her Website:


answered 13 Nov '09, 22:53

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Yep, I have this book, it's very cute. Some recipies are pretty elaborate and time consuming though.

(14 Nov '09, 10:48) Sabrina

I am a vegetarian, the rest of my family is not. My kids are 1 and 2, so they eat what we eat most meals. We do a lot of dishes that can be made for veg and non-veg eaters - quiche, pasta, risotto, stirfry, fajitas, soups/stews, curries.

I keep cooked meat - steamed chicken, ground beef, ham, pork - in the freezer so that I can add to the kids/hubby's meals.


answered 14 Nov '09, 01:29

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Our kids love soups, especially potato and corn chowder (with bread for dipping). They also enjoy baked potatoes (with lots of fun toppings - cheese, green onions, sour cream, etc). English muffin pizza can be easy and meat free too.

I agree whole heartedly with Kate's answer. Our kids have always eaten what we eat as soon as they were able.


answered 14 Nov '09, 10:53

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