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Breesus
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Home made food for toddlers ideas
I've been making from scratch homemade chicken noodle soup, beef stew, baked chicken and veggies.

Any other ideas for stuff for lunches and dinners for toddlers? Something I can make in large batches for the week.

I think I'm going to do Broccoli cheese rice this week.


Dam Guide
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re: Home made food for toddlers ideas
Endless amounts of casseroles or slow cooker meals if large amounts are needed?

I just vacuum seal my meals for the week or two weeks and sous vide. Made life easier. We make ours eat what we eat.


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just vacuum seal my meals for the week or two weeks and sous vide


Can you sous vide from frozen?


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My mom made some beef stroganoff that my one year old loved. He also couldn't get enough meatloaf or butterbeans last night. Last week I grilled a bunch of chicken thighs and used a few of the leftover thighs to make a chicken mushroom soup with wild rice, that might have been his favorite thing I've seen him eat. He also loves collard greens and black eye peas, I'll make a pot of each on Sunday and he can get on the leftovers for a few days


Dam Guide
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re: Home made food for toddlers ideas
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Can you sous vide from frozen?


yes, takes longer (usually around double the cook time) but works well if one of you get home or is already home before the other one gets home from work.


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VinegarStrokes
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re: Home made food for toddlers ideas
Make some homemade chicken nuggets and mac n cheese. My 2.5 year old loves that shite.

Oddly enough, he also likes Eel sushi rolls.


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nerd guy
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re: Home made food for toddlers ideas
My one and half year old loves anything pasta. That and peas and mushroom.


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re: Home made food for toddlers ideas
Spaghetti meat sauce or sauce with meatballs. Freezes well and you can make the pasta quickly right before serving.

Roast beef and gravy freezes well in vac sealed packets also.

Roasted or smoked pork or brisket or pulled pork or pulled brisket freezes very well.

Burgers freeze well.

My sister-in-law makes her own pizza dough. She shapes them free style and gives them a partial cook and freezes a bunch of them. She usually puts them on the grill outside for a bit or on a cast iron grill inside after defrosting, loads them and pops them in the oven.


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I do pesto and pasta with cut up Italian chicken sausage.


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Gris Gris
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re: Home made food for toddlers ideas
You can also freeze meatloaf and even freeze it by the slice or make mini meatloaves.

Same with lasagna which freezes well and can be frozen in portions or you can make lasagna rollups.

Cooked fajita meats freeze well.

Grilled chicken tenders freeze well, also.


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DaBeerz
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re: Home made food for toddlers ideas
MY 5 year old will not anything but junk, drives me crazy. 2 year old is a little more adventurous but still seems to know what fruits and veggies are


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CorkSoaker
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re: Home made food for toddlers ideas
My kids love jambalaya, gumbo, red beans and rice, and spaghetti


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OldSouth
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re: Home made food for toddlers ideas
Why don't you just feed them whatever you're eating? I don't get it, do they not have teeth yet or something?


Breesus
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Why don't you just feed them whatever you're eating?


Because I work all day and I don't cook food with leftovers every night.

When I cook, he eats what we eat.

But I wanted ideas for his lunches. Something I can cook in bulk and send with him everyday. There's been some good suggestions in this this thread.


OldSouth
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re: Home made food for toddlers ideas
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But I wanted ideas for his lunches.


Gotcha.


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TU Rob
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re: Home made food for toddlers ideas
We just go with sandwiches for lunches. Quick and easy to whip together a PB sandwich if there are no nut allergies. I will say, I struggled with my daughter. I swear she lived on smoothies for about 3 years. Greek yogurt, bananas, some juice, maybe some berries. I'd make a batch every 3 days and keep it in a pitcher in the fridge. She'd have one when she woke up, another when she got home from daycare, and most days only eat about half her lunch. And that was just packing stuff we knew she liked. She's almost 10 now and still picky about certain things. My 4 year old son, on the other hand, will eat anything you sit in front of him.


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Darla Hood
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re: Home made food for toddlers ideas
Buttered noodles and pan grilled chicken tenders were favorites for my son. Easy peasy. He also liked a baked potato for his meal, and I'd just top it with something like diced ham and cheese.


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LSUEnvy
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re: Home made food for toddlers ideas
Sweet potatos with a little cinnamon and butter


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