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Food and snack suggestions for a 23 month

My 23 month has not been eating well lately. I know she is teething and doesnt like anything but noodles and fruit right now. Does anyone have some good food suggestions on what I can make for her?? Oh and no eggs please. Thank you all in advance.

  • Bea
    Dec 26

    What about fruit smoothies and add veggies to them

  • Virginia
    Dec 26

    Awesome idea. Thank you. I want to make sure she gets all she needs but she is not feeling any meat right now either so I need to find another way to do protein for her.

  • Bea
    Dec 26

    My son is the same he is super picky barely eats and when he does he only wants the same thing over n over so I hide veggies in his fruit smoothie n even blend beans up lol

  • Anonymous Mom
    Dec 27

    I had to supplement milk with carnation instant breakfast (half a package) per 8oz cup so my little got the needed vitamins and gained weight. But eventually I caved and started making pb&j finger sandwiches using cookie cutters making them cute lil bites or same with grilled cheese and let me tell you I still use cookie cutters with sandwiches bc they seem to love getting a design and actually eat it. My kids also LOVE anything dip related. Dipping veggies in ranch and I make a fruit dip with cream cheese and marshmallow fluff they love it. When I make spaghetti I always leave a bowl of just plain noodles for them to pick up and eat as they play and they eat much more on the go. They snack on raisins and crackers instead of chips or cookies. I tend to try to plan my dinners around what THEY will eat like homemade chicken noodle soup with extra carrots and celery even adding peas and corn. My youngest gets yogurt with breakfast daily to maintain gut issues and cheese sticks for snacks works for them too. If I think of other stuff I will add it later. I hope that helps some.

  • Julie
    Dec 27

    There are pastas that are based on rice flour and peas. They sound gross but are actually tasty and have a lot of protein in them. My daughter eats these whenever I notice her rejecting meats (which she does often). The ones I buy are by Explore Cuisine, but they also have others with veggie powders and quinoa, etc. look in the “health food aisle” at your grocery store, there should be something there that’s veggie protein based!!

  • Chris
    Dec 28

    Will she eat frozen veggies? That's our go to, especially when teething. Get the carrots, peas, corn, green bean mix. Microwave maybe 30sec so they aren't frozen solid but still really cold. "Chewing" on them feels good. My older kids still eat them as a snack

  • Virginia
    Dec 28

    Will try b.c she does like veggies thank you