it can sometimes be a real challenge feeding my toddler something healthy. if she had it her way she would only eat mac and cheese and hot dogs. it seems lately whenever i get together with other mom’s that have children the same age we tend to talk about how we get veggies into our kids. i read a great article on rookie mom about different ideas on how to feed your kid so that inspired me to share some of my tricks.
breakfast - this is the hardest meal of the day because florence seems to never want to eat.
- thawed frozen berries (i try to leave a container defrosting in the fridge, but if that one has been used up i just thaw some in the microwave for a few seconds)
- steamed broccoli with butter
- toast with organic peanut butter and smashed berries (she eats the good stuff on the top and never eats the bread, but at least she’s getting some protein.)
- freeze dried peas by Just Peas
- fruit - she loves it when i let her walk around and eat a whole pear or whole tomatoe.
- larabar - this has chopped nuts and dried fruit with nothing else added. lots of protein and fat
- avocado - either in bit size chunks or mashed and put on crackers
- plain firm tofu
- mama’s mac and cheese - kamut macaroni noodles with a butter and whipping cream sauce. i usually add finely chopped spinach, fresh if i have it frozen if i don’t and a little bit of cheese.
- leftover from previous meals
dinner - here are some of florence’s favorite dinners. if you can’t tell my child is fond of pasta.
- pasta with meat sauce
- chicken noodle soup with the chicken cut up finely
- noodles with white sauce and peas
- morrocan stew - a sweet potatoe stew with chick peas and tomatoes, but i always have to add some pasta to hers
- whatever we’re eating but with pasta added. my latest trick i learned from my grandmother is to - have a bag of cooked pasta in the freezer, because sometimes we can’t wait the 10 minutes it takes to boil.