Hello friends! It’s that time of the week again- munchkin meals!
This week I’m going to take you through what Audrey (10 monthsold) eats on a typical day. Now that she is approaching a year (what?!), I’m venturing away from the purees and into traditional food. With that being said, I’m still making fruit purees for her breakfasts- she loves peaches and cherries mixed into her yogurt. I plan to continue pureeing fruits so long as she eats yogurt for breakfast.
Breakfast starts with an appetizer of cheerios- homegirl cannot get enough cheerios!
Then I microwave three frozen one ounce fruit cubes for thirty seconds. While the fruit defrosts I put three tablespoons of plain, organic whole milk yogurt (this link explains why to go with whole milk yogurt) and get out her oatmeal.
A little bit of the fruit puree goes into the yogurt to sweeten it. I thicken up the remaining puree with iron fortified oatmeal. She loves it!
She also gets to share some of my waffle She gets a waffle of her own if I don’t give her oatmeal on any given morning.
I’m looking for some other breakfast options- I’m going to make some toddler (!) friendly muffins at some point and will eventually like to reintroduce eggs. The eggs will have to wait until after a year since she had a slight allergic reaction to egg whites.
Lunch can be any variety of things now that Audrey is eating what we eat! I wanted to have my summer standby -quinoa, goat cheese, honey and peaches- and decided that Audrey might like it too, minus the honey (babies can’t have honey until they reach a year old). She is definitely her mother’s daughter- she scooped the cheese right out to eat first and then dominated the fruit. I had to cut up some blueberries for her to get her to finish the quinoa. She did SO well, eating almost all of it! Sidenote- quinoa makes quite the mess.
Dinner now tends to be whatever veggie we are having, along with some fruit and a bit of cheese. She is loving blueberries right now and would eat them by the pint! I’m still trying to get her into peas but she only has a few before she turns her nose up at them.
Peas, blueberries, steamed broccoli and mozzarella cheese.
She ate the blueberries and cheese first and then ate all (!) of the broccoli. She wasn’t eating the peas so I offered her some asparagus- we had some leftover and I figured it was worth a shot. I had pureed asparagus before and she hated it, but I thought she might like it better in its natural form.
Other dinner options include mashed sweet potato with chicken mixed in, zucchini with rice, whole wheat pasta with goat cheese, and other random fruits and veggies.
In addition to breakfast, lunch and dinner, Audrey also snacks during the day on cheerios, mum mums, puffs and mozzarella cheese. She drinks a full sippy cup of water throughout the day (and would drink more if I let her- she loves to drink water!). Right now she breastfeeds four times a day- around 5 AM (hoping to shift this to 6-7 AM), 10 AM, 2 PM and 7 PM.
I’m excited to find more menu options for Audrey – thanks for hosting, Brittany!