Munchkin Meals

My friend Brittany has done another link up for the Munchkin Meals segment
and since I haven’t participated in the last few, (my little guy decided he was going to become a less than stellar eater for a while there) I wanted to join in again.

As I stated earlier, my son’s eating habits have changed a bit, he’s starting to become sort of picky, or just preferential I guess, so in order for me to get him to actually eat we stick to what he likes. That doesn’t mean I’ve given up trying to get him to eat different things, but if he ends up just throwing his food on the floor then I know it’s time to resort back to our staples.

Here’s what yesterday’s eats looked like

Breakfast: (not pictured oops) was pancakes with a little bit of real maple syrup, a few bites of my Irish Oatmeal, and his all time favorite mandarin oranges

Lunch:

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Basically it was an un-assembled turkey sandwich; diced turkey breast, avocado and whole wheat bread with some watermelon on the side and water to drink. He also had a Plum Baby yogurt pouch

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Snack was some goldfish a fruit and veggie pouch and water. He doesn’t like to eat many whole veggies so we usually give him at least one veggie pouch a day just to make sure he’s eating some veggies

Dinner(which I also forgot to take pictures of while he was eating it so I took pictures of mine) was oven roasted chicken and vegetables(carrots, celery, potato, and onion) we try to just give G some of what we have for dinner

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He tends to prefer foods that have been seasoned (don’t we all) He ate tons of carrots and some chicken. He loves sweet potatoes but doesn’t really care for white potatoes, and we also gave him some pears after he ate everything else

He’s very tall (just over 34″at 13 months old) and he’s thin but he’s a happy little guy so I think he’s doing alright!

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Munchkin Meals:Breakfast Edition

I’m linking up once again with Brittany from A Healthy Slice of Life for another version of Munchkin Meals featuring breakfast items! I’m pretty excited about this one because we lack in the breakfast ideas as you will see from my picture. Our breakfasts are pretty simple and somewhat repetitive, but when I think about my own breakfasts they’re pretty much the same too so I guess that’s alright. G always starts his day out with a sippy of organic while milk and breakfast follows about an hour to 2 later.
Yesterday’s breakfast consisted of:

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Pancakes with a little bit of real maple syrup, cantaloupe and watermelon from the farmer’s market and some water to wash it down. I also gave G a few pieces of my whole wheat PB toast with sliced bananas on top and he liked that too.
Other breakfast staples for us are eggs with turkey and spinach (when he’ll eat it) he’s funny in that some days he will love eggs and others he won’t care for them at all. He’ll eat any fresh fruit I have around, oatmeal and organic breakfast fruit bars. I’m looking for ways to get more veggies in him at breakfast and hoping to snag a few ideas from fellow bloggers. So…there you have it, our very simple and somewhat boring breakfast

What are some ways you get veggies into your little one at breakfast??

Munchkin Meals

My friend Brittany over at A Healthy Slice of Life participates in a weekly What I ate Wednesday post and lately she’s been adding in what she feeds her 9 month old little girl as well.  These posts have generated lots of interest among other new Mom’s, myself included, as we’re all trying to come up with new ideas of what to feed our little ones.  That being said, she’s decided to do a post called Munchkin Meals featuring the meals that she and fellow bloggers give to their kids throughout a typcial day with the hope that we can bounce ideas off of one another and liven up our kids plates, and their palates.

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My son Garrett will be 1 on Sunday and he eats 3 solid meals a day along with a snack and about 3 cups/bottles about 6 oz each of milk.  I try as much as I can to give him what I am eating but sometimes that just doesn’t work.  He’s always been a great eater, and will try anything but he definitely has his favorites (as we all do)

Below you’ll find a snapshot of what G eats, although the foods obviously change, I try to make sure he gets a protein, a fruit and/or a veggie, and a complex carb at every meal.  This is what yesterday looked like for us!

At breakfast he is generally really hungry and eats a lot.  I put him in his high chair and give him some puffs or dried fruit to hold him over while I prepare his meal, and if I’m not fast enough….he lets me know!

We split yesterdays breakfast after our morning walk at 8:00 a.m.

  • Homemade blueberry pancakes with a little bit of butter and real maple syrup
  • a scrambled egg
  • pears.
  • I had orange juice, and Garrett had water.

G didn’t want to take his morning nap yesterday so when we were on our way home from the gym around 11:45 he crashed in the car and slept until 2:00 making for a very late lunch (he usually eats lunch around noon) so again, he was really hungry!

  • Half of a grilled turkey and cheese sandwich on whole wheat bread
  • Avocado cut into chunks

  • and more blueberries which should make for an interesting diaper!

Since lunch was late, so was dinner.  G usually eats around 5 but I didn’t feed him until 6 last night.  Again he ate what I ate

  • Grilled BBQ chicken
  • Corn on the cob, cut from the cob for G and cooked to perfection in the microwave!!! (Have you heard how to do this?  It’s amazing, and after it’s cooked you literally just shake the corn from the husks and silks and it comes out perfectly clean and deliciously sweet every time!!!!!)
  • Orzo pasta salad with tomatoes, yellow peppers, arugla, basil, goat cheese and little bit of Newman’s Own Light Red Wine Vinegar and Olive Oil (the orzo is a little difficult for G to pick up, but he at least gets the veggies)
  • Watermelon

I am trying to get him to learn to eat from a plate but I usually only put a little bit of food at a time or else it all ends of on the floor for the dogs to eat.

Not pictured were the puffs and yogurt melts that he snacked on during our walk and our Target run!  So…nothing too fancy, and we do lots of repeat meals although I really do try to feed him what I eat, because it’s just easier for me.   Some other staples in our house are ravioli, diced ham, sweet potatoes, organic mandarin oranges, frozen peas, deli turkey meat, bananas, greek yogurt, and pretty much whatever fresh produce I have or what I’ve got in my fridge!  I’m looking forward to hopefully picking up a few new meal ideas!

And some after dinner entertainment with my favorite boys!

What are your staples for your Little Munchkin’s Meals??