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What should I feed my son for lunch?

  1. Dec 23, 2008 #1
    My son is 1.5 y.o. and I have not idea what to make him for lunch.

    Any (healthy) suggestions?
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  3. Dec 23, 2008 #2

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    fish sticks and mac and cheese?
  4. Dec 23, 2008 #3
    You missed the "(healthy)" part?
  5. Dec 23, 2008 #4
    That sounds like what my dad fed me, and I turned out perfectly normal.
  6. Dec 23, 2008 #5

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    I tried my best. Now, if you had asked for unhealthy I would have said twinkies and root beer. :smile:
  7. Dec 23, 2008 #6
    A-N-Y-T-H-I-N-G except baby formula
  8. Dec 23, 2008 #7
    I appreciate the effort, MIH. And if I had some fish sticks I might have considered it more.
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    I can tell that you're not a Canuk. The obvious answer is beer.
  10. Dec 23, 2008 #9

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    You start 'em young, eh?
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    My son just made a sandwich for me.

    Sliced ham and American cheese surrounding a puddle of ketchup and pickles. :biggrin:
  12. Dec 23, 2008 #11
    Or Twinkies and real beer.

    Great minds think alike Danger...or perhaps devious ones...
  13. Dec 23, 2008 #12
    Make him a tunafish sandwich with some carrot sticks and a small glass of burbon.....er, milk.
  14. Dec 23, 2008 #13
    When the question is serious, this could help
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    Aarrgh! I think PF has hit a new low.

    Having to ask for dating advice is one thing, but having to ask what to feed a toddler is beyond lame. They're pretty much self-sufficient by that age. They just roam around the house eating whatever they find under the couch cushions.
  16. Dec 23, 2008 #15
    Creamy Saffron Risotto
    with duck confit, and sage emulsion

    Sauteed Diver Sea Scallops
    Butternut squash, with a squash emulsion

    Mushroom Cappuccino
    Wild mushroom velouté, steamed milk and white pepper

    Rabbit Ballontine
    Stuffed with foie gras, black truffles, finished in a natural jus with lemon

    Normally, I like a bright fruity red to go with it, like 2004 Vin de Pays d'Oc, "Le Roc", However, you may prefer to give him a glass of milk instead because of his tender age. If you object to foie gras, chopped liver will do. I say a father's judgement is best.
  17. Dec 23, 2008 #16
    With the addition of Cyrus I think its "devious minds think alike".
  18. Dec 23, 2008 #17
    Eww... In our house that would be covered with dust and cat-fur. :yuck:
    I guess it would help build the immune system though! :rofl:
  19. Dec 23, 2008 #18
    I dated a girl that had an 18 month old son. That gives me a tiny background on this subject..

    It depends how he digests his food, but I recommend a couple of cheese cubes, baby carrots and whatever you think is healthy, but chopped up portions of your meal. Depends on what kind of food you like serving in your house. Mix it up with fruit and vegetables of course in smaller portions. Corn, asparagus, apples, oranges slices.. Maybe chopped up hamburger once in a while to mix it up.

    I'd avoid stuff with high sodium or fat content like mac & cheese from the box and fish sticks. Or cup o' noodles/ ramen.

    Once you get in a routine of feeding him somewhat healthy food, your pantry will be stocked with it and it'll become automatic.

    Good luck. -mikeknick04-
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    Soft baby carrots and cooked peas (sweet) would be good. Make sure the baby carrots are cut.

    Apple sauce is good.
  21. Dec 23, 2008 #20
    This is true, but in order for them to remain healthy, and not require veterinary attention, you must supplement this grazing with the occasional meal (once a week at a minimum).

    I settled on soup and sandwich for myself, and soup for him.
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