I’m always a little bit shocked to find out that people outside our friends and family visit our blog now and then. I mean, of course I find Miss G irresistibly adorable, even when copious numbers of photos are involved. I can even understand that our friends and family members may feel the same way… But people whom we’ve never met? (Okay, let’s be honest – it’s not very many people whom we’ve never met, but I’m still a little surprised that they find what’s posted here interesting enough to visit.) Either way, it’s very flattering. That being said, imagine my surprise when I was contacted last week by a fellow mommy who asked if I’d be willing to share more about what Gracen eats throughout the day after stumbling upon one of my ‘Cooking with Miss G’ posts…
As a little back story, I subscribed to several ‘mommy blogs’ when we first learned we were expecting and reading about other people’s journey through mommyhood has now become a part of my daily routine. I know that sounds kind of creepy, but reading mommy blogs has allowed me to learn from other’s experiences, be comforted by other mama’s stories, and come across all kinds of great toddler-friendly activities, projects, and recipes. And since little ones seem to be constantly eating, I’ve always enjoyed finding new meal and snack ideas to prepare for G.
So… I figure since I obviously already make the food, and since I already take a minimum of 100 photos a day (crazy, I know), why not share some of the things Grae eats? It keeps with the theme of this blog being a modern day baby book of sorts and if it gives just one mommy one new idea, then why not? So here it is… Our first Toddler Food post.
Breakfast // Organic yogurt with chia, hemp hearts, seeds, and dried fruit. Grapefruit sections.
Breakfast // Wholewheat flax waffles with stewed berries.
Breakfast // Avocado on toasted farmer’s bread. Banana slices with all-natural peanut butter.
Special Saturday Brunch // French crepes with berries and fresh whipped cream.
Breakfast // Oatmeal with walnuts, blueberries, and organic milk. Banana berry flax smoothie.
Snack // ‘Lulu Mix’ (walnuts, almonds, pecans, cashews, organic raisins, organic o’s).
Snack // Cranberry Almond Biscotti.
Snack // Banana Almond Oatmeal Smoothie.
Snack // Fresh veggies. Multigrain seed crackers. Organic artichoke pesto for dipping.
Lunch // Grilled avocado and cheddar on multigrain flax seed flat bread. Fresh veggies and sun-dried tomato humus. Banana almond oatmeal smoothie.
Lunch // Wholewheat shells with cheddar, white tuna, peas, and herbs.
Lunch // Chickpea patty. Quinoa salad. Broiled jalapeño havarti on multigrain flax flatbread.
Dinner // Wholewheat spaghetti with turkey spinach tomato sauce. Roasted asparagus. Ice water. (G LOVES ice!)
Dinner // Salsa and cheddar baked chicken. Orzo with feta and toasted pine nuts. Steamed broccoli with lemon. (This meal idea was stolen from my sister-in-law!)
Dinner // Mulligatawny with chicken and brown wild rice. Multigrain flax flat bread for dipping.
Dinner // Wholewheat pesto pizza with roasted chicken, artichoke hearts, mushrooms, and sun-dried tomatoes. Spinach salad with avocado, dried cranberries, and seeds.
Dessert // Mango chunks. Strawberry slices.
Dessert // Orange slices. Greek yogurt for dipping.