Friday, June 10, 2011

A Winner of a Dinner

One thing I struggle with nearly every day is what to feed Mr. C. He will pretty much eat anything, so that isn't the problem. The problem is that I want to give him things that are good for him, but that are also easy for a baby with barely one tooth to eat. I have found a few websites that help me out a lot in this area, but I also like for him to eat what we're eating. It saves a lot of time to not have to make two meals.

Last night, from our e-mealz menu, we had chicken pitas. Well, I cut up the chicken, cucumber, tomatoes, cheese and pita bread and made a very pretty plate for Coleman. (Please excuse the quality of these pictures. Sometimes I am just too lazy to use the good camera)

I also struggle with knowing how much to feed him. Food is something I have gotten no help on from the pediatrician. I thought they would at least give some guidelines, but mine hasn't at all.

Anyway, I just have to say, that this meal was a total success. All of us were part of the clean plate club last night.
I want Coleman to be a healthy eater but I don't want him to be that kid who never gets treats. I guess I am still trying to find a balance as well as figure out what constitutes good meals for a one year old. Any suggestions?

Here are a few websites that have helped me figure out what to feed Mr. C and when:
Wholesome Baby Food: This website has handy printable charts for what foods should be offered when. I tried to offer most of the foods on the chart, but sometimes it had stuff that we never really eat, so I didn't do everything.
The Homemade Babyfood Recipes Blog: This has some fun and easy recipes that are tasty not only for babies, but for adults too.


  1. I have the Wholesome Baby Food chart on our fridge and I'm highlighting all the ones I've introduced and made some notes. It's a super handy website!!

    And I have no idea what I'll do when we get to the finger foods, no more nursing part of life. I already have one baby who is picky (Neave refuses sweet potatoes, and I've tried 6 times already... 4 more before I give up for awhile) and one who has an allergy (Abbey: apples and/or oatmeal). It's going to be very, very interesting.

    But as I start seeing things, I'll try to let you know; even if I'm a bit behind where you are!

  2. I found this website after I posted this: It looks like it could be good too. C still nurses, and I'm not sure when we will stop. He's not fond of cow's milk, though he will drink almond milk. Luckily we haven't found any allergies yet and the only thing he hasn't really liked was cantaloupe. If I find more good resources, I will be sure to post them!