Friday, February 4, 2011

What I Feed My Toddler

Ollie used to be a FAB eater but recently his portion size decreased quite a lot and he became fussy! He won't eat anything cold (ham etc) and he won't eat cheese unless it is warm and melted. He seems to only like chicken or minced (ground) beef/ lamb. I suppose he likes fish too... He LOVES grapes and cereal. He won't eat green beans, broccoli or sprouts but will eat peas and sweetcorn!

(Everyday Ollie will have one of the following for breakfast.... he loves breakfast)
Shredded wheat
French toast

At the moment, the following are Ollie's favourite lunches)
Chicken dippers with potato waffles
Cheese and ham omelette
Scrambled egg and toast soldiers
Jam and peanut butter sandwiches (he loves when I use cookie cutters and cut his sandwiches into fun shapes!)
Chocolate spread sandwiches (he won't have savoury sandwiches...)
Soup (he gets this in a sippy cup with no lid on it.... because it has 2 handles it is easy for him to drink instead of using a spoon and bowl which would be super messy)
Baked beans on toast
Alphabetti on toast

Lunch Extras
Dried fruit (banana chips, dried mango etc)
Chocolate (occasionally)

Cottage Pie (gravy, minced beef, carrots and peas topped with mash)
Shepherd's Pie (gravy, minced lamb, carrots and peas topped with mash)
Beans on toast
Alphabetti on toast (Alphabetti or beans depends on what he had for lunch obviously)
Baked potato
Roast chicken with gravy and mash (he likes things like this all mixed together rather than seperate)
Sausage and mash with beans
Homemade soup and toast soldiers
Chilli and rice
Chicken curry and rice
Pasta bake (tomato based)

Other snack bits he likes
Olives (A weird one I know, considering some of the things he is fussy about!)
Wasabi peas (I know... super hot but he loves them)
Mandarin oranges
Peeled and cored apples

I'm going to start trying him with more different foods... even if he decides he doesn't like them. I want him to grow up giving all foods a try at least.

When he starts school in September all the kid's have to take hot lunch, not packed lunches. When I spoke to the teacher she said that a lot of fussy eaters that have started at school usually relax about food after a couple of weeks and try more because all the other kids are eating the same thing!


  1. not bad at all!! Looks like he has plenty of diverse foods. U know how these little ones have phases of loving or refusing their "go to" foods as well. Great job mama. Uve given me some great ideas to try with my toddler.

  2. Thanks for sharing this. It's hard sometimes to come up with ideas to feed Little Bit. We get into a rut. I am going to have to borrow some of Ollie's menu options ;D

  3. A big sigh from me!

    You have a good eater.

    My 3 yr old eats cereal,yogurt and sometimes toast for breakfast
    tuna sandwiches every lunchtime
    but dinner is a no-no.
    We have tried changing the time, letting him eat on his own...nothing.
    He then ends up with more cereal before bed.

    Not too worried as my 13 yr old lived on tuna pasta and sauce for a couple of yrs at this age and now he has a varied diet.

    I like the cooked dinners only policy at school. They do eat well when it is a social affair.