Munchkin Meals- A Day of Eats!

by Katie on August 9, 2012

in Audrey,Munchkin Meals,Quinoa

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

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

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.

 

Yum!

Dinner

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.

Hmm.

Good stuff!

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!

Katie

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Joanne August 9, 2012 at 3:25 am

LOVE watching her grow! She’s not a little baby anymore, she a little person!

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2 Joanna @ Midwestern Bite August 9, 2012 at 1:41 pm

I buy that same yogurt for my little Pete. My Ped suggested the Yo-Baby but it has way too much sugar for my liking. Oh and mine hates peas too. Peas and kiwi. He gives me the worst face and squeals till I bring him something else. Silly babies.

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3 Katie August 10, 2012 at 1:29 am

Exactly- I like being able to add the fruit in myself- less sugar and she still likes it. It is hilarious how they have such little personalities and preferences already!

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4 Paige @ Your Trainer Paige August 9, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Awww, haha what a fun twist :)

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5 Anna @ On Anna's Plate August 9, 2012 at 5:37 pm

We got the okay from our doctor to start Lila on solids now that she’s at four months, but I’ll be honest– it makes me a little nervous!! But seeing how much your sweet girl loves to eat makes me excited to start soon… :-)

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6 Katie August 10, 2012 at 1:31 am

It is nerve-wracking but fun! Formula and breast milk are so simple- once they start solids you have to get creative. Looking forward to seeing Lila’s first eats :)

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7 Kelly @ Runmarun August 9, 2012 at 7:38 pm

What an adventurous little eater! That picture of Audrey loving asparagus- heart melting! She is such a beautiful little lady! I wish she and Lula could have a play date! Wow, your go-to lunch sounds amazing- I am definitely going to have to give that a try- I LOVED goat cheese when I was pregnant! (and I am not now, I was just reminiscing!!) ;)

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8 Katie August 10, 2012 at 1:33 am

I know, a play date would be so fun! If you’re ever in Charleston… :) And thank you! Goat cheese is so awesome- I don’t think I had it much while pregnant but now it is a staple! Burgers were my goat cheese :D

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9 Valerie (seattlerunnergirl) August 9, 2012 at 8:53 pm

Alana is an adventurous eater, too – so lucky! Just curious – are you guys vegetarians? Maybe I haven’t been reading long enough & missed that. I just noticed that A doesn’t have any meat in her meals and wondered if that was the reason. You might have inspired me to do my own munchkin meals post sometime soon!

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10 Katie August 10, 2012 at 1:38 am

No, we aren’t vegetarians. Brian is all about paleo so we eat meat quite a bit! I went through a no pork stage for a few years but that stopped. Audrey’s had ground turkey and chicken so far. I just haven’t taken pics of her eating it :) You should definitely do a munchkin meals post- I’m curious to see what Alana eats!

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11 Brittany (Healthy Slice of Life) August 9, 2012 at 11:46 pm

We had quinoa the other day, too and you are so right. It is a crazy mess! And I love the last picture of Audrey- so sweet!

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12 Sarah @ Our Little Belly Bean August 10, 2012 at 2:11 am

We made these baked oatmeal muffins recently that I found on pinterest. I love them and Liam does too! You can do so many different variations of fruits or different toppings and freeze them for future breakfasts. They do have eggs in them, but I’m sure you could do them without eggs?

http://www.sugarfreemom.com/recipes/personal-sized-baked-oatmeal-with-individual-toppings-gluten-free-diabetic-friendly/

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13 Kara August 10, 2012 at 3:32 pm

She is such an awesome eater. I love how healthy she is going to be because of your new life style (no bagels and cream cheese for Ms. A :) I can’t wait to try quinoa with A.

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