I am SO excited to blogging today from the comfort of my living room. Yup, that’s right … my Internet is fixed! Chris and I were getting a bit snappy after a week without it so I am pretty thrilled. Talk about first world problems, no? It’s nice to unplug but when you have work to do and homework to complete online it can test anyone’s patience.
To celebrate, today is another round of Munchkin Meals with Brittany over at A Healthy Slice of Life. Emmalyne is 23 months (!!!!) now and her birthday is right around the corner. Her eats have changed quite a bit since I first started linking up when she was 7 months old. For one, her palate is pickier. I know this is a common stage in toddler-hood and she still eats a varied, balanced, and healthy diet but it is enough to drive a mom crazy!
Breakfast is usually around 7:30-8AM most mornings. Em gets up at 7:30 and immediately asks for “milky” which she enjoys while watching a cartoon to give herself time to really wake up. She is just like Chris and I in that she needs some space in the morning before she becomes her cheery self 😉 When she is ready she runs to her chair at the kitchen table and I serve her breakfast.
I try to give Em a couple different options at breakfast because now it’s one of the hardest meals to get her to eat. This was eggs scrambled with spinach and mushrooms, fresh fruit, organic Applegate low-sodium bacon, and Stonyfield organic strawberry yogurt.
Our mornings are often filled with errands and a trip to the gym. Em has a snack of dried cereal and a fruit leather most mornings with some water in her sippy. I start getting lunch ready around 11:45 so she is eating between 12-12:15PM.
Lunch was low-sodium turkey breast rolls, string cheese, apple slices, strawberries, and avocados. She is still a major fan of avocados and could easily eat a pint of strawberries a day if I let her. She is a fiend!
For dinners Emmalyne gets whatever we are having. Every so often I make her a separate plate if I know for a fact she won’t eat something but for the most part I just adapt our adult dishes. During the week she and I eat dinner together between 6-6:30PM. If Chris is able to get home from work he joins us. If not, he eats later. On the weekends we always eat together as a family.
Look familiar? It’s the same dinner from my WIAW post yesterday Roasted potatoes, grilled corn on the cob, and organic apply sausages grilled to perfection by Chris.
Even though Em doesn’t always eat everything on her plate I keep offering her new foods and tastes hoping to please her palate.
For moms, did your LO go through a picky eating phase? When did they get over it?
If you’re not a mom, were you a picky eater? I sure was. I lived on PB sandwiches and mac-n-cheese for years. HA.
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