A few months ago Tesla started refusing purees, so I've gotten lazy about feeding him "solids"/normal food. Initially I wasn't quite sure how to go about it, but I started letting him try things and figured we'd go from there.
He loves strong flavors, and isn't a huge fan of blander foods (with the exception of rice cakes). He loves things like lemons, oranges, pineapple, roasted garlic-lemon broccoli (a bit surprising), and especially tinga (a mexican recipe, kind of a spicy shredded chicken).
He doesn't like oatmeal.
He'll eat a few bites unenthusiastically, but when I offer him a spoonful he gives me a knowing smirk, like, 'For reals?"
I decided to get creative (well, not really) and try to make him some pancakes. I left out the butter and sugar and eggs and made them with whole wheat flour, oats, applesauce and/or mashed banana, and some cinnamon. I wasn't sure if he'd like them, but
They also make a good snack for church. :)