Good morning ladies! You seemed to really like the last toddler meal post I did so i’ve tried to be better at taking shots of Ava’s meals to share with you before she dominates them 😉 First let me say from talking to other moms I think were pretty lucky we’ve been blessed a good eater. Lately though I feel like she is becoming a vegetarian lol but really she is not very big into meat. I’m not sure if this phase every happened with you any of your kiddos but we have to try to sneak in protein whenever possible! Here are some toddle meal shots from last week …..
Breakfast seems to be the meal Ava can be most picky at so we try to switch it up every week. These are Fig & Flax waffles are from Whole Foods and we spread thin amont of the maple/agave blend on top. Breakfast is always some sort of whole grains, fruit and turkey sausage (yeah for protein!)
Some organic berries, half a Morning Glory Muffin from Trader Joe’s and some Honey Greek Yogurt (also from Trader Joes)
This is a new oatmeal from Trader Joe’s and Ava loves it. When purchasing instant oatmeal some can be loaded with sugar so I aim to keep each pack under 10 grams. This one has 9 grams and also has ground flax and chia seeds for a healthy does of Omegas. A also loves the dried berries in it!
I would love to make Ava’s french toast and pancakes from scratch every morning but lets face it were all busy and that just ain’t happening every day 😉 These are my go to in a hurry for her breakfast. I’ve posted on these sweet potato pancakes from Whole Foods before and they are still going strong in our household. They have a hint of sweetness so we don’t even bother putting any syrup on them. With the all natural french toast sticks I slather a thin layer on top. I tried putting her syrup on the side but I caught her picking up her plate and drinking it! I think she thought she was buddy from Elf 😉
Lunch or dinners look something like this… all natural potato crusted fish sticks, brown rice quinoa mix, sweet potato mash and broccoli.
The only chicken nuggets Ava will currently eat are the Apple Gate gluten free ones. She’s obsessed with guacamole so I give her a big scoop with some brown rice, broccoli and roasted veggies.
Left over dinner goes into mini containers for A. We had healthy shepard’s pie, broccoli and some fruit.
Out to lunch at Le Pain Ava had a grilled cheese. Leave it to my toddler to bypass the cookie and head straight for the cucumber and dip!
When were at home I definitely have more control over the nutrition content of her food. When were out we still try to order her healthy items but she does occasionally eat pizza , grilled cheese and french fries too. I am not one of those moms that is never going to take my child to McDonalds or let them have a little junk now and then. I think its all okay in moderation. Lord knows I did not grow up eating half this healthy when I was a child 😉 Anyhow I hope this was helpful and as always I love hearing what your little ones are loving as well. I know we can never have to many meal ideas for the little ones!
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