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Munchkin Meals: Feeding Our One Year Old Baby Boy


April 11, 2013 by BettyCupcakes

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Brittany at A Healthy Slice of Life started this collection of baby meals.  Pop over to her blog for lots of great ideas for feeding your munchkins!Munchkin Meals


I spent the majority of his first three months propped up on a couch holding a bottle because it took Sammy an hour to drink two ounces of formula.

Then we introduced real food and he’s been chowing down ever since.  Turns out, while he stills love his milk, he’s quite the little foodie.  Some of his recent favorites are Gorgonzola cheese, fig jam, and of course, frosting.

He’s figured out that when I’m at the stove, I’m making food and now he’ll pull on my legs and whine until I pick him up.  He is desperate to see, smell, and taste all of the food I prepare.  To nurture his natural curiosity, I let him taste pretty much everything I eat or make.  Once I gave him a sip of my sparkling water- he was not a fan.

For his birthday on Tuesday, I made all of his favorite foods.

Breakfast was blueberry pancakes!  I use SkinnyTaste’s Whole Wheat Pancake recipe and added defrosted blueberries and a few drips of maple syrup.  Usually he gobbles these up but he only ate about half of a pancake and most of his blueberries.  Pretty sure he’s working on some teeth so his eating’s been a bit off this week.

Blueberry Pancakes for a one year old

Lunch was a snack plate with hard-boiled eggs, roast sweet potato fries, edamame hummus from Trader Joes, and whole wheat pita.  He ate an entire egg, a few of the sweet potato fries, and only a couple of bites of hummus and pita.  Every week I roast a few sweet potatoes with olive oil and store them in the fridge for quick snacks throughout the week.  They travel really well, too.  Lunch for a one year old

He usually has a snack in the afternoon after his second nap.  I forgot to snap a picture, but it was Irish Brown Bread, dried apple rings, and raisins.  I bake up two loaves of Irish Brown Bread every week and freeze one for later.

Dinner was a new favorite- Macaroni and Cheese!  I’ve made this a few times and find it an easy way to sneak some veggies into him.  He’s not anti-veggie, but he definitely prefers carbs and cheese.  Who can blame him?  I made this one with cream sauce using soy milk and cheddar cheese.  He ate about 1/2 cup of pasta, a few green beans, a couple of bites of broccoli, a few bites of chicken that I threw in, and maybe one broccoli floret.

Macaroni and Cheese with Spinach, Green Beans, and Broccoli

Finger-lickin’ good!


In addition to all of his meals, Sam also gets four 6 ounce bottles of soy formula a day.  I’m opening my last can of formula today- hallelujah!  Starting next week, he’ll be getting mostly goat milk, with some hemp and soy milk, too.  He also gets sippy cups of water throughout the day.

What is your little one’s favorite food?

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