Feeding Jack real food was rough at the beginning. I learned a lot on this journey. Now that we’re on the other side I wanted to share what he eats in a day. It’s hard to be sure the kiddos eat healthy and are full. I get a lot from other moms sharing so maybe someone will get something from our routine. One warning . . . all the moms of older kids say Jack eats a lot.
We try to eat quick and healthy breakfasts in this house. Because we want to be healthy, but mama is not a morning person. So Jack eats some sort of fruit, dairy, and grain most days. His favorite fruits are blueberries, oranges, peaches, strawberries, and bananas. I keep them all in the house and he eats whichever ones I give him. Never any arguments about fruit. I rotate a few things. One day he’ll have greek yogurt mixed with fruit and a few cheerios, the next day he’ll have homemade yogurt bites with peanut butter toast and fruit. Some days – very rarely – I give him some eggs and cheese. He won’t eat hard boiled eggs or I’d give him one every day.
I try to keep lunches easy and quick as well so our schedule can be flexible during the day. It keeps us from eating out or ordering in too much. Because if i order in, he wants my food so we both order in. I try to give him some sort of protein and lots of veggies. The thing we still struggle with as far as food is getting him to eat veggies. Imagine that a child that won’t eat veggies. So rolling a few carrot sticks and a pepper up with turkey and cheese tricks him into eating it about three times a week. We also eat tyson’s 100& white meat chicken nuggets a couple times a week. I serve those with carrots and cinnamon, broccoli and cheese, sweet potatoes, zucchini – veggies that he’ll eat. Trader Joe’s and Gerber organic veggie chips in the salsa flavor are also a big hit.
I read somewhere that he should be having 2 servings of dairy, 4 servings of veggies, 2 servings of fruit, and 2 servings of grains every day. So for a snack he gets whatever we’re missing for that day. It’s usually veggies let’s be honest. I have to trick him into eating them so veggie packs from plums organics helps a lot. Mixing them in with cheese sticks and fruit helps.
For dinner, he eats what we eat. We eat meatloaf, spaghetti, rotisserie chicken, shrimp, chicken taco’s, chilli, and similar things all on a regular basis. He eats like a champ. No complaints and mixing whole veggies in with chilli, taco’s, meatloaf gets him to eat them. With most of those we have 1 veggie on the side as well, and I give Jack a little fruit for dessert. There are a few times we’re eating stuff he can’t (like sushi) so I keep a few things on hand for those days. Turkey dogs, leftover rotisserie chicken, maybe some mac n cheese if he hasn’t had any in a few days. It’s his favorite 🙂
just water and whole milk 🙂 if we’re out sometimes I’ll get him apple juice but he doesn’t seem to like it.
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