What to feed the baby?

So I'm always trying to think of something new to feed Benson for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Somedays he's picky, and somedays he's not. Some meals he's hungry and some not. I feel like I'm in a rut on what to feed the little guy. He likes ham, scrabbled eggs and bread, and he still will eat his baby cereal and baby food. He likes other things too, but these main things he will eat every time.
I need some creative recipes to feed him. If you have anything that works for your little ones will you please please share.

Thanks in advance. Tonight we are having a grilled cheese sandwich with a side of refried beans and grapes. Lets keep our figures crossed he'll eat it.



Blogger Ramie Babcock said...

I did the Super Baby Foods recipes with Jackson (you can buy it from for cheap)...he loved anything, though! Some days he eats a ton, other days he just picks...I try to not worry about it! I know when in doubt my kid will eat mac n cheese! :)

5:50 PM  
Anonymous Mara said...

As soon as our one year old figured out how to feed herself, she refused anything I tried to spoon feed her (including all baby food and cereals). So, we were forced to come up with foods that she could eat on her own. Here are some of her absolute favorites:

Kiwi (if she could only eat one thing it would be this!)
Tofu (another absolute favorite)
Shredded Cheese
Apple (sauteed in apple juice until soft)
Black Baluga Lentils (mini lentil beans)
Green Peas
Mini Bagels (perfect for stroller rides, they are messy)
Can of Chicken Noodle Soup (always good in a pinch)

Hope that helps, and good luck!

5:58 PM  
Blogger Growing up said...

I used this book with Lily,, and now she has a new one... they are both wonderful and there are tons of great ideas for meals but also how to make them fun!

7:24 PM  
Blogger Truman Family said...

My husband and I cheated. We took our kids to a salad bar and loaded up on everything. We let the kids pick off our plate to see what they liked. My son likes grapes and croutons. My daughter likes grapes, ham, zucchini, and peas. It's not a main course, but it gives a little bit of extra stuff to add with the mac & cheese they seem to only want to eat. If Ben is anything like my kids you could add some hamburger meat to their mac & cheese or pieces of ham. My kids also love pinto beans, rice, and chicken.

7:56 PM  
Blogger Mark, Jordan and Spencer said...

I have a great toddler cookbook that I love (and so does Spencer). It is the Petit Appetit Cookbook by Lisa Barnes. I will e-mail you with a few of our favorite recipes.

8:40 PM  
Anonymous abbey brown said...

We just tried everything and kept 'will eats' as back up. Pasta is always a plus and at that age you can hide veggies (even buy veggie loaded sauce). Change pasta up w/ perogies, raveolies (not out of a can!) and others. Chicken of any kinds works, pork tenderloin is a favorite. Rice and the noodle packages w/ things mixed in works too! :) It's trial and just takes time!

9:24 PM  
Blogger Misty said...

if he likes scrambled should try putting tomato and onion in. saute the onion first, scramble in the eggs and add some diced fresh tomato of our favorite breakfast meals! try a flour tortilla on the side too.

with baby cereal...i add a little bit of sugar and it a different taste...change it up a bit.

11:34 AM  

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