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healthy snacks/lunches for 11 month old Kimber's Mommy 1 child; South Carolina 4272 posts
5th Mar '13

i'm having trouble coming up with healthy things for DD to eat for lunch/snacks during the day. she usually eats whatever we're eating for dinner. she loves eggs, so she has those a few times a week. yesterday she had hot dogs for the first time. i know it's not healthy, but it's not an every day thing, so. anyway, i need some ideas, please :)

user banned Due November 26; 1 child; Parkersburg, West Virginia 9548 posts
5th Mar '13

dd is 14 months and she loves buddy fruits. they are pouches like smoothies with no dyes or artificial flavorings. went to the store last night and they started carrying fruit chews! anyways we do those or cut up bananas snack sized greenbeans etc

Crystal 3 kids; Hephzibah, Georgia 15030 posts
5th Mar '13

Once a week or so I make soup. Beef or chicken usually, with a lot of veggies. Then I freeze and it's what she has for lunch. She also likes sandwiches, fruit and pretzels. She LOVES cheese, especially string cheese.

Kimber's Mommy 1 child; South Carolina 4272 posts
5th Mar '13
Quoting I love Kenzi:" dd is 14 months and she loves buddy fruits. they are pouches like smoothies with no dyes or artificial ... [snip!] ... to the store last night and they started carrying fruit chews! anyways we do those or cut up bananas snack sized greenbeans etc"


DD likes fruit occasionally. she prefers veggies and pasta and things like that. it makes it a bit more difficult. lol. i will look into those though!

♥ The Prodigy Due March 3 (boy); 33 kids; Perth, Australia 5616 posts
5th Mar '13
Quoting Kimber's Mommy:" i'm having trouble coming up with healthy things for DD to eat for lunch/snacks during the day. she usually ... [snip!] ... hot dogs for the first time. i know it's not healthy, but it's not an every day thing, so. anyway, i need some ideas, please :)"

cut up fruit
rice crackers
baby muesli bars
baby yoghurt
dried fruit
toast with something on it like avocado or anything
sandwiches




edit- cheese puffs arnt healthy but nice for a treat lol.

Kimber's Mommy 1 child; South Carolina 4272 posts
5th Mar '13
Quoting Crystal Marie S.:" Once a week or so I make soup. Beef or chicken usually, with a lot of veggies. Then I freeze and it's ... [snip!] ... and it's what she has for lunch. She also likes sandwiches, fruit and pretzels. She LOVES cheese, especially string cheese."


oh yes! she eats string cheese now too! i almost forgot about that one. that's a fairly newly introduced food also. lol.

Kimber's Mommy 1 child; South Carolina 4272 posts
5th Mar '13
Quoting ♥ axel sean n me:" cut up fruit rice crackers baby muesli bars baby yoghurt dried fruit toast with something on it like avocado or anything sandwiches edit- cheese puffs arnt healthy but nice for a treat lol."


what are baby museli bars?

♥ The Prodigy Due March 3 (boy); 33 kids; Perth, Australia 5616 posts
5th Mar '13
Quoting I love Kenzi:" dd is 14 months and she loves buddy fruits. they are pouches like smoothies with no dyes or artificial ... [snip!] ... to the store last night and they started carrying fruit chews! anyways we do those or cut up bananas snack sized greenbeans etc"

DS loves those fruit pouches and he can eat the with little mess! win win!

♥ The Prodigy Due March 3 (boy); 33 kids; Perth, Australia 5616 posts
5th Mar '13
Quoting Kimber's Mommy:" oh yes! she eats string cheese now too! i almost forgot about that one. that's a fairly newly introduced food also. lol."

DS hates cheese :( i love it!
all the things i listed i do for his snacks, for lunch he has anything im having,

♥ The Prodigy Due March 3 (boy); 33 kids; Perth, Australia 5616 posts
5th Mar '13
Quoting Kimber's Mommy:" what are baby museli bars?"

im in australia so u might not get them there.
http://www.google.com/imgres?hl=en&biw=1280&bih=711&tbm=isch&tbnid=vcaJVVwfxFyt0M:&imgrefurl=http://www.forbaby.com.au/Our-Products/Heinz-Little-Kids-Snacks/HEINZ-Little-Kids-Fruit-Salad-Muesli-Fingers&docid=XB7kR5iIjK6tfM&imgurl=http://www.forbaby.com.au/var/forbaby_au/storage/images/our-products/heinz-little-kids-snacks/heinz-little-kids-fruit-salad-muesli-fingers/34961-6-eng-US/HEINZ-Little-Kids-Fruit-Salad-Muesli-Fingers.png&w=279&h=279&ei=V_I1UZHKNcX6kAWju4GoCw&zoom=1&ved=1t:3588,r:0,s:0,i:83&iact=rc&dur=1921&sig=118174941728470989413&page=1&tbnh=186&tbnw=186&start=0&ndsp=15&tx=160&ty=223

♥ The Prodigy Due March 3 (boy); 33 kids; Perth, Australia 5616 posts
5th Mar '13
Quoting ♥ axel sean n me:" im in australia so u might not get them there.


the other link wasnt wrking this is similar to what i was trying to post
http://images.mysupermarket.co.uk/Products_1000/67/033767.jpg

Kimber's Mommy 1 child; South Carolina 4272 posts
5th Mar '13
Quoting ♥ axel sean n me:" the other link wasnt wrking this is similar to what i was trying to post http://images.mysupermarket.co.uk/Products_1000/67/033767.jpg"


dang it. those look good! i've never seen them before or heard of them. i'm sure i can't get them here though :(

A is Me 1 child; South Carolina 3782 posts
5th Mar '13

Veggie pasta ( its green orange and yellow. Rotini makes some and DS loves it) with marinara. ( Prego makes veggie smart sauce that contains carrots and sweet potato too. Sometimes I'll also mash up some canned carrots and add to marinara) Sabra roasted red pepper hummus with something to dip into it, or just hummus spread on toasted bread. At that age DS also like chicken salad or pimento cheese on toast. I would mix a pack of water packed tuna with pre made macaroni salad ( from Walmart deli) And of course fruit has always been a go- to snack, when I don't have fresh, I'll get a bag of Dole frozen fruit and just put in into a colander and run warm water over it to thaw it. Quick and easy. They have mixed berries, blueberries, and even diced strawberries that I don't even have to cut up. Oh and banana and peanut butter sandwiches are still a big hit with my son. ( mash banana and mix with PB and spread on toast. I always toasted ds's bread so it wasn't so chewy) When I'm feeling kind if lazy, I have no problem getting DS to eat stouffer's stuffed peppers or rigatoni and chicken, etc. Oh and one more thing I'm glad I got him hooked on were these individually sized cauliflower and cheese things you can find in frozen veggie section. I used to mash them up for DS at that age and he loved it. Raisins are a great munchie, too.
Whew, that was alot.

♥ The Prodigy Due March 3 (boy); 33 kids; Perth, Australia 5616 posts
5th Mar '13
Quoting Kimber's Mommy:" dang it. those look good! i've never seen them before or heard of them. i'm sure i can't get them here though :("

:(
i eat them myself lol, theyre yummy!

Kimber's Mommy 1 child; South Carolina 4272 posts
5th Mar '13
Quoting A is Me:" Veggie pasta ( its green orange and yellow. Rotini makes some and DS loves it) with marinara. ( Prego ... [snip!] ... section. I used to mash them up for DS at that age and he loved it. Raisins are a great munchie, too. Whew, that was alot."


i have no idea why i didn't think of hummus! lol. all of those are good ideas. i thought you weren't supposed to give peanut butter to infants though? am i wrong? cause if i am, i'll definitely be giving her some. lol.