Friday, January 2, 2009

Transitional Table Food

Transitional table food is any food you prepare that will work both for regular eaters and for older infants and older adults--in short, this is food that is soft-textured and/or tender and not too spicy, perfect for those with few teeth and not much coordination! Most of these recipes are also fairly nutrient dense--a bonus if the person may not be eating big portions of anything. If you have elderly people in the house or older infants, you may be searching for these kinds of recipes--if only to fix something once or twice a week that everyone can eat. In addition, you can use these recipes if you will be hosting a family with needs like these.

The list below includes links to all recipes on this blog that we have served to our older infants or which fit into this category nicely. I've stayed away from recipes that are very spicy, very acidic (tomatoes and/or vinaigrette), and full of harder/crunchy ingredients. I've also stayed away from most desserts and bread products--figuring that those are easy to find on your own. Remember to cut items into small pieces.

Breakfast Type Foods
Blueberry Yogurt Shake
Toddler Smoothies
Cottage Cheese and Spinach Gratin
Creamed Eggs on Toast
Apple Dutch Baby
Cottage Cheese Pancakes
Homemade Pancake Mix
Croutons for Breakfast
Peanut Butter, Banana, and Honey Porridge
Apple Oatmeal
Best Scones Ever
Morning Glory Muffins
Oatmeal Muffins

Main Dishes
Black Bean Lasagna
Meatless Manicotti
Vegetarian Casserole
Chicken and Rice
Butternut Squash Soup
Noodles with Broccoli and Meat
Chipotle Cheddar Chicken Cakes
Creamy Peanut Chicken
Crock Pot Fajita Chicken
Easy Chicken Pot Pie
Easy Slow Cooker Rotisserie Chicken
Fragrant Sticky Chicken
Herb Roasted Chicken
Pan Roasted Chicken and Potatoes
Simple Sauteed Chicken Breasts
Mediterranean Salmon Cakes
Cheese and Tofu Stuffed Shells
Two Bean Tamale Pie
Lentils and Rice with Fried Onions
Special Mac and Cheese

Side Dishes
Foolproof Brown Rice
Mexican Rice Skillet
Easy Roasted Carrots
Easy Corn Casserole
Fried Corn
Springtime Peas
Easy Roasted Potatoes
Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes
Fancy Spinach
Butternut Squash Souffle
Baked Butternut Squash with Apples
Roasted Acorn Squash
Sweet Potato Souffle
Sweet Potatoes and Pears
Buttered Apples Slices

Other (snacks and such)
Peanut Butter Bread
Cream Cheese Balls
Banana Snack Cake
Homemade Jello
Pumpkin Yogurt

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