Thursday, 14 April 2016

Feeding a fussy toddler

If you own a toddler they will either be annoyingly great at eating all kinds of food or annoyingly fussy like Joey. His weaning Journey started off so great, this time last year he enjoyed eating strawberries, tomatoes and peppers basically anything that was good and nutritious...what happened!

When Joey was at nursery, he used to eat really well and then when he got home he used to refuse a lot of food. Now that he isn't at nursery, his eating has got better and less food is being launched on the floor. 

Here's some of Joey's favourite meals:
Fish Pie
I started making fish pie ages ago from a recepie out of Annabel Karmel's book. But as he's got older I've started to make it with a Colmans parsley sauce mix. I've also experimented by making it with a sweet potato mash topping which he loves. This meal also gives me a sneaky opportunity to sneak some peas into his meal. 

Spaghetti Bolognese
Pasta is his absolute fave! Spag Bol is a dish I make all the time and have made it in different ways. Recently I've been making the Slimming world version just using a can of chopped tomatoes, onion, garlic, Worcester Sauce and a beef stock cube. I also try and throw peas or carrots in. If we have some in I'll also do some garlic bread.

Pesto Rosso (with Sundried tomato) pasta 
This pesto sauce is from Aldi and Joey absolutely loves it. Joey eats with his hands quite a lot so the fusili pasta is easy for him to pick up.

This has only been a recent thing. We don't really have pizza because I only like it from Dominos but I've been getting the fresh ones from ASDA. Just a normal cheese feast pizza for £2.60.

Turkey Animals
I picked these up from Aldi ages ago and at first Joey wasn't too fussed but now he loves them. They're very handy to stick in the oven if you're short for time. I usually do these with some tomato pasta shapes usually Peppa Pig or In The Night Garden from Asda.

Salmon & Watercress fish Cake
I really do love salmon and these fish cakes from Aldi are bigger than your average fish Cake. Joey loves them and it's a great way for him to eat fish and Watercress without realising it.

Salmon & Broccoli Pasta
I haven't made this in a while but because it's pasta it's a meal Joey will always eat. The recepie we use is from Annabel Karmel's Complete Baby and Toddler Meal Planner.

So that's a short roundup of main meals that Joey eats at the moment. We now really need to work on his fruit and veg phobia. Our fave mummy blogger Hannah has recommended the following book for parents of fussy eaters: 

Thanks for reading 

1 comment:

  1. I love posts like this! You say that Joey is a fussy eater but I think this is a great selection of meals. I see that banana must be a firm favourite. It is for Baby Girl too, she can't get enough of them. Thanks so much for linking up to #MinisMeals lovely, hope to see you again soon x