Toddler Food Adventures

Food has been interesting for us. Since breastfeeding didn't work out so well , I really wanted to get things right when I introduced solids. I have to say that I'm surprised that I didn't completely loose my shit marbles over my breastfeeding struggle. I just felt like such a failure until I got over myself and the expectations of the outside world. Ya know, the people that don't pay my bills or put food on my table. I'm happy to report that after months of experimentation, trial and error - I think we've got our nutrition down. My kid is an eater! I haven't found many foods that he doesn't like and thankfully, no allergic reactions. Here's what works for us:

  • WHEN I COOK: Depending on what I cook for dinner, I'll typically throw it in the blender and grind it up for baby. I use water to thin it out a bit if it's a little too heavy for his tummy. 
  • STORE BOUGHT: Earth's Best is a favorite in these parts! I always have a couple of the Stage 3 foods in his bag just in case. They're easy and convenient for take out nights or on evenings when I'm just too tired. The smoothies are a perfect snack for on the go! They're also a great way to have the baby feed themselves with minimal mess to clean up afterward. He loved the cereal as well but the servings aren't that big and this guy has a huge appetite. I'd be done with the entire box after 2 to 3 meals. At this point I give him whatever organic oatmeal that I eat. I also love to add blueberries or banana on top to make sure he gets an extra serving of fresh fruit. 
  • LIQUIDS: Water, Almond Milk and Organic Apple Juice
I also LOVE "The Wholesome Baby Food Guide" by my internet homie Maggie Meade. You can also visit her website for fun recipes for your little one. I'll talk more in depth about the book in an upcoming post. 

This is what is working for us at this time and my little guy is as healthy as ever! 

Tell me what works for your family :)



Anonymous said...

Lol this photo made me smile hahaha he even has food in his hair. Gotta love babies!

(JIN) Love, Loss & Lacquer said...

They're so fun! Lol


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