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What to Feed a 1 Year Old with No Teeth for Easy Dinner Meals?

Stuck on what to feed your 1 year old with no teeth for easy dinner meals?

It can be a struggle alone figuring out what to make for the rest of the family, let alone, what to feed your one year old with no teeth.

Surprisingly, a baby does not need teeth to enjoy the same dinner meals as the rest of the family!

Follow along to discover easy dinner meal ideas for feeing a one year old and baby led weaning dinner recipes perfect for the whole family.

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Finger Foods for a 1 Year Old with No Teeth

Having a list of go to finger foods for a one year old with no teeth is an easy way to have ready to make easy dinner meals to offer your one year old throughout the week.

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List of Easy Finger Foods for 1 Year Old with No Teeth

Mix and match this list of easy finger foods to easily created well rounded nutritious dinner meals for a one year old with no teeth.

Finger Foods: Sliced or Pureed Fruit

  1. Avocado

  2. Strawberries

  3. Apples

  4. Blueberries

  5. Peaches

  6. Grapes

  7. Cucumbers

  8. Tomatoes

  9. Bananas

  10. Oranges

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Finger Foods: Steamed or Roasted Vegetables

  1. Broccoli

  2. Green Peas

  3. Squash

  4. Zucchini

  5. Mushrooms

  6. Baked Potato

  7. Sweet Potato

  8. Carrots

  9. Green Beans

  10. Corn

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Finger Foods: Cooked Proteins

  1. Chicken

  2. Steak

  3. Shrimp

  4. Tofu

  5. Turkey

  6. Ground Beef

  7. Pork Roast

  8. Sliced Deli Meat

  9. Fish

  10. Beans

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Finger Foods: Easy Carbs

  1. Rice

  2. Potatoes

  3. Chickpeas

  4. Toast

  5. Risotto

  6. Quinoa

  7. Plantains

  8. Pasta

  9. Crackers

  10. Cereal

Feeding a one year old does not have to be complicated. Simply meal prep a few ingredients from each finger food section to create a well rounded nutritious dinner meal that is suitable for a baby with no teeth.

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What Can a Baby Eat with No Teeth?

A baby does not need teeth to eat. If you are new to feeding a baby you can simply begin by making easy puree recipes to introduce your baby to new foods.

7 Easy Purees for Feeding an Baby

  1. Steamed Peas and Carrots

  2. Steamed Apples and Raw Strawberry

  3. Pureed Chicken Soup with Carrots

  4. Mashed Potatoes

  5. Pureed Oven Roasted Chicken Drumsticks with Broccoli and Carrots

  6. Oven Roasted Sweet Potato Puree

  7. Butternut Squash Soup Puree

However, as your baby advances, you will begin to offer a wide variety of foods that are no longer purees.

What can a baby eat with no teeth is pretty much the same as what a baby can eat who has teeth.

The difference is simple the presentation. Any food you prepare for a baby with no teeth should be cut to an appropriate small size and soft enough to chew easily.

Many of these options are going to focus on easy to chew options including any one of the combinations from the finger foods for a one year old section.

Preparation is typically steamed or oven roasted to achieve a soft texture that is easy enough for your one year old to chew without teeth.

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Meal Ideas for a 1 Year Old with Baby Led Weaning

You can also simply serve your one year old with no teeth the same foods you prepare for the family. Unless your baby has dietary restrictions, it is perfectly suitable to feed your one year old the same dinner recipe the rest of the family will enjoy.

This is the idea behind Baby Led Weaning.

With this approach, your one year old will eat the same meal as the rest of the family, but you will present the food with ingredients correctly chopped to a suitable size to feed a baby with no teeth or a baby with few teeth.

Simply mince by finely chopping whatever ingredients are in the main meal and serve.

Often it is also a good idea to create a deconstruction version of whatever meal you are preparing then simply mince and serve to your one year old.

Baby Led Weaning Easy Dinner Ideas
  1. Spaghetti with Toast

  2. Deconstructed Tacos with Avocado Slices

  3. Meatloaf with Mashed Potatoes

  4. Steak with Grilled Mushrooms and Baked Potato

  5. Oven Roasted Ham with Green Bean Casserole

  6. Grilled Chicken with Roasted Sweet Potatoes

  7. Oven Roasted Salmon with Rice and Steamed Broccoli

  8. Ground Turkey with Green Peas and Rice

  9. Pork Roast with steamed Carrots and Potatoes

  10. The Best Chicken Soup Recipe for the Fall Season

what o feed a 1 year old for easy meal ideas

Feeding a one year old with no teeth can be overwhelming, but with these simple tips and easy to make recipe ideas you will be able to create an easy meal rotation for feeding your one year old with no teeth.

Make dinner meal planning even easier with easy dinner recipe ideas perfect for everyone in the family like this List of 50 Easy Healthy Dinner Ideas or check out What's for Dinner? 5 Quick Dinner Ideas for Feeding Kids.


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