CLEAN food ideas please!

Oh, we're done with all that vegetable-steaming and mess, our children are cutlery-wielding, spaghetti-chomping angels... at least some of the time.

CLEAN food ideas please!

Postby MrsJennyK » 30 Apr 2012, 13:36

My 1-year-old twins are still very, very messy eaters. Rice is a disaster. Oatmeal is disgusting on an epic level. spaghetti bol? :o Are you kidding me??? :o So I do let them eat these things at home, though I try to limit to no more than one very messy meal a day or I'd never leave the kitchen. They are a little behind and haven't really mastered the pincer grasp and definitely don't know how to use a spoon or dip food into things like yogurt, hummus, etc.

I need clean food ideas for when we're out and about. We have a relatively limited window of opportunity for doing errands in between morning and afternoon naps, and lunch falls right in the middle.

Plain pasta and cheese toast are two things that are pretty mess-free, but there's got to be other stuff. Steamed veggies tend to mush up a lot and make a big mess. Pieces of chicken are good as long as they have no sauce whatsoever on them.


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Re: CLEAN food ideas please!

Postby wacky12 » 30 Apr 2012, 14:31

I think that leaves you with sandwiches.... there is no such thing as a clean BLW meal...... less messy, yes. but not clean! Try wraps with creamcheese and rolled up then sliced into spirals about 8 to a roll. Cucumber sticks, steamed carrot sticks, green beans, ricecakes.....
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Re: CLEAN food ideas please!

Postby MrsJennyK » 30 Apr 2012, 14:56

sandwiches are also a disaster. They simply pull apart the bread and start smearing. Cream cheese... oh you're making me cringe! LOL

I've actually been sitting here making a little list. I need to post it by the fridge!

green beans
carrot sticks
cheese sticks (maybe... these can get pretty smeary)
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Re: CLEAN food ideas please!

Postby robyn » 30 Apr 2012, 18:17

Pitta breads with grated cheese, grated carrot and grated courgette. Split the pitta carefully so it's only open one side, fill, stick in the toaster. Squidge down when it's hot, and cut into wedges.
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Re: CLEAN food ideas please!

Postby ToothFairy » 30 Apr 2012, 18:46

How about vegetable muffins? There's a lovely recipe for spinach and goats cheese muffins on here.
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Re: CLEAN food ideas please!

Postby EmsieJ » 30 Apr 2012, 19:35

The things i take out are... Cooked pasta shapes, bean burgers, rice cakes, grapes, dates, bread, cheese, cooked meat, plum wedges.
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Re: CLEAN food ideas please!

Postby MummaQ » 30 Apr 2012, 21:26

We take mini corn on the cob... Keeps him quiet and he loves it!

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Re: CLEAN food ideas please!

Postby Biddy » 30 Apr 2012, 21:50

We take out crackers, cheese, bread, savoury muffins, rice cakes, grapes, fruit slices/chunks, dried apricots/prunes....
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Re: CLEAN food ideas please!

Postby Antje » 01 May 2012, 01:39

My go-to snacks for eating out are anything that stays in pieces as opposed to being smear-able. For example: rice crackers, cheerios, cucumber sticks, raisins, slices of cheese, and slices of apple. (Depending on what you think your kids can handle, I have found that raw apple worked at a surprisingly young age as long as I cut it in very very thin slices.)
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Re: CLEAN food ideas please!

Postby camelia » 03 May 2012, 22:05

From my experience there is nothing 'unmessy' and believe me I have thought long and hard about this problem :)
Raisins for snacks in the pram are ok................don't give tuna sandwiches in a pram as I did .......otherwise no suggestions just admiration for coping with 2 BLW babies :)
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