Munchkin Meals: 22 Months
|August 1, 2013||Posted by Madeline @ Food, Fitness, and Family under Munchkin Meals, Toddler|
It has been awhile since I linked up with Brittany at A Healthy Slice of Life for Munchkin Meals so I am excited to be back on board today :
So the last few months I have been offering Em the same foods as before but her palate has been a little pickier. While I know it’s totally normal for toddlers to go through periods of pickiness, it has been a little frustrating feeling like we were wasting food. But more on that in a minute!
So like I said, Em has been particularly picky lately. Only recently has she started eating eggs again so I try to sneak some veggies in there with them! Her scrambled eggs had spinach and mushrooms in there. I can always count on her eating a fruit and a Chobani yogurt is quickly becoming a standard part of her breakfasts. She loves those things! I also gave her a mini version of my oatmeal from yesterday.
Lunch is a bit trickier. Some days she eats a lot, others she doesn’t eat at all. I have taken to keeping her lunch plate in the fridge if she doesn’t eat much and offering it again after nap time. Sometimes this results in her munching a little bit more. Again, fruit is the first to go and she still loves avocado. Emmalyne is also pretty obsessed with the Applegate chicken nuggets.
Dinner is whatever we eat … simple as that. Some meals are more successful than others. She loves crock-pot lasagna but isn’t a huge fan of fish any more. I just go with the flow!
Overall I am just trying to keep getting a balanced amount of food in the toddler. If we go running the morning I make enough smoothie for both of us and make sure to add spinach. When I juice she will happily suck down a green juice so I know that she is getting some veggies in her diet. In order to help make sure she is getting her necessary nutrients I have also started giving her a L’il Critters Complete Multivitamin. They are a gummy vitamin that doesn’t use artificial colors etc. and it helps ease my mind to think she is lacking things in her diet.
Here’s to hoping my voracious eater comes back soon! Until then I am just going with the flow