I need some protein ideas for my picky 9m old. Right now she’s basically living off yogurt and minimal meat she chooses to eat at dinner time. Any suggestions or tips? Thanks!
Cheese, tofu, fish, eggs (start with yolk first in case of allergies), broccoli. How are you serving the meat? At that age my son liked ground meat or meatballs. But don’t stress out too much. She’s still on formula or breastmilk right?
I give my kiddo the 4+ protein packs you can get them from Safeway and occasionally grocery outlet. But it’s got Greek yogurt, chia seeds, white beans, and various other forms of protein! I also use PB2 in a smoothie- which is just powdered peanut butter- being as its part of the BIG8 I have him exposed to it now!!
Quinoa is a really good protein too. Ground hamburger, cheese sticks, hard boiled eggs, hummus and crackers, mine loves peanut butter on bananas!!! Avocados are also good for a good fat and protein!
@PK she loves eggs actually, I forgot about that one. Broccoli is high in protein? I didn’t not know that. The meat is severed however that meal is cooked. She’s had roast, ground beef, grilled and baked chicken. I let her try everything I eat that I’m comfortable with her having. And yes she is still on formula, but drink the minimum recommended by her pediatrician sometimes less.
@Christa can you attach a pic of them please? Hummus sounds like a great idea, I’ve never thought of that! As for peanut butter I feel safer not introducing it until she’s a little older, to where CPR isn’t as difficult.
I’m just as surprised as you are 😂. I just did a google search and it came up. Is she low weight? My son always drank the bare minimum or less of what was recommended. He’s a small guy but he’s still on his growth curve.
They have different flavors, but this is what I give my son. I also have learned how to make it too- so there are a couple options!!! I totally understand the peanut butter fear. We don’t have any allergies, and didn’t want to wait to expose him to it, since it’s better to start those after a year, but our dr gave us the go ahead!
Christa- where did you find recipes to make your own?
@PK she’s always been in the lower percentiles for weight but not underweight. And she’s always been in the 80-90 percentile for height so she’s tall and skinny lol
She’s been so picky lately I’m trying to give her more options.
@christa is this a purée? She absolutely refused purées now 😢
@Elle I just bought tuna fish! Gonna try it for lunch 😋😋
@ Bailey, couldn’t you just deconstruct the puree and give the ingredients to her whole?!
I just deconstruct it if you will. If there’s Greek yogurt, oatmeal, chia seed- or Quinoa, and banana, I make it as though I’m going to eat it- in a bowl, and give it to my son. If I want it in a hurry and don’t want to make the thing into an extravagant meal, I make stuff ahead- Quinoa, and Chia seeds can be prepared over night, and one minute oats are a go too. I throw it in my blender, and make a smoothie or purée with it, and put it in a sippy cup for him, and off we go! So he gets the protein and nutrients without the sit down, or it being packaged!
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