Here comes the airplane! Your baby has enjoyed playing food-as-airplane for months, but lately, you’re having trouble coming in for a landing — at least not without a wince. Sounds like it’s time to change the “cargo”: your baby’s food.
Fortunately, finding the perfect meals to tantalize your child’s taste buds morning, noon, and night doesn’t have to be complicated. With the right breakfast, lunch, and dinner items, you can make mealtime fun while also making sure your little one gets all the nutrients they need to grow big and strong.
Here’s a rundown on the top baby meal ideas to start incorporating into your child’s menu.
Breakfast Baby Meal Ideas
Looking for a way to make Baby’s breakfast time more delicious? Here are a few baby meal ideas to start your little one’s day off right.
Yogurt and Eggs
Yogurt is an excellent way to give your little one an immune boost in the morning, as it’s packed with protein, calcium, and probiotics. Consider mixing plain yogurt with pureed fruits like mango, berries, bananas, and pumpkin. This will allow you to control how much sugar your baby is consuming. You can also add one teaspoon of baby oatmeal or flaxseed meal to make the yogurt more filling.
Looking for a yummy, easy-to-eat protein for your budding eater? Treat your little one to eggs with toast. Simply spread the eggs onto the toast and serve the toast in pieces. And don’t worry about the mess: a quality baby bib food catcher, like the Ruby Wrapp Bib from Abiie, can keep your child’s clothes clean meal after meal.
Pancakes and Waffles
Want to add some carbs to your baby’s breakfast menu? You can’t go wrong with pancakes and waffles. Add fruits into your pancake and waffle batter. You can even add peanut butter and chia seeds to give your child some protein, too. Then, serve the waffles or pancakes with apple sauce for a naturally sweet morning treat.
Lunch Baby Meal Ideas
You’ll need a baby bib food catcher for some of the most popular baby meal lunch ideas, too. These meals range from meatballs covered in spaghetti sauce to pulled pork with barbecue sauce. Your child may also fall in love with enchilada casserole featuring ground beef or chicken, beans, and tortillas — all soft foods.
You can even elevate your baby’s palette by creating homemade hummus and serving it on whole-wheat bread. To make the hummus, blend cumin, chickpeas, and olive oil.
Does your child love pizza? You can’t go wrong with a homemade pizza covered with soft-cooked vegetables, like tomatoes, mushrooms, and green peppers. Other popular baby meal ideas include quinoa, cauliflower, crab cakes, and quiche containing vegetables.
To top off the meal, give your child some pumpkin bread covered in cream cheese, some cooked apples, or some cornbread.
Dinner Baby Meal Ideas
Don’t forget the baby bib food catcher when introducing the top baby meal ideas for dinner as well. Let’s explore some scrumptious options that your child is sure to dig into time and time again.
Does your baby like rice? Consider introducing risotto featuring green beans and slow-cooked roast beef to them. Another way to give rice a unique spin for your child is to make brown rice cakes, cover them with cream cheese, and serve them with turkey and diced grapes to add protein and fruit to the meal.
To make the rice cakes, mix two cups of brown rice (cooked), two large eggs, ¼ teaspoon of kosher salt, and ½ cup of mozzarella cheese (grated), and sauté the rice mixture in chunks using two tablespoons of olive oil. This is a quick and easy meal you’ll want to keep in your rotating baby meal plan.
Your little one may also be excited to slurp up spaghetti noodles covered in a meat and spinach sauce. Be sure to also add some garlic bread on the side to make the meal even more memorable for them.
If your baby falls hard for pasta, you may also want to cook some noodles in a pot and mix them with parmesan cheese, olive oil, chopped spinach, and salmon. Rotini and penne pasta noodles are especially easy for your child to grab if they want to eat them by hand. Otherwise, the mixture will stick together well enough to easily be fed to your child using a fork.
Dishes with Bread
Some popular baby dinners featuring bread include sloppy joe with a bun, as well as a grilled cheese sandwich. Consider using creamy Gouda on the bread and adding fresh spinach for a refreshing dinner meal.
Additional Dinnertime Options
Other dinner meals that may become instant hits for your child include fish sticks, rotisserie chicken, and beef stew paired with biscuits. Diced hamburger or turkey burger and French fries can be an excellent combination as well. For dessert, treat your little one to diced pear and strawberries to satisfy their sweet tooth.
Enjoy the Top Baby Meal Ideas with Help from Abiie
At Abiie, we’re excited to offer a variety of baby products to simplify and add excitement to mealtimes. Our Ruby Wrapp Bib is the perfect baby bib food catcher, as it is 100% waterproof. This silicone baby bib also features a patented EZ-Wrap and BIB-LOCK that allows you to fold and secure the bib for compact, sanitary storage and travel. And now, you can get this popular bib in a variety of new colors, ranging from apricot blush to baby blue and even terra cotta.
We also offer our Beyond Junior Y High Chair, whose patented EZ-Seat design allows you to adjust the seat in less than 20 seconds. This chair is designed to grow with your child, so they can use it from infancy to adulthood.
Our Abiie Octopod silicone and bamboo baby dishes are excellent baby mealtime companions, too. Their octopus-inspired suction cups will keep your child’s plate from becoming a frisbee at the dinner table.
Contact us to learn more about our innovative products, and upgrade your child’s mealtime experience by ordering today!