I thought I would do our first what I eat in a day post. A lot of mamas are always asking what really goes on behind the scenes of @organicfoodforkids so today I thought I would show you a full day of meals for the two of us.
First of all I have to tell you that my 2 year old eats exactly what I eat. I don’t make any special meals for her as I think it would take way too much time to prepare. Well unless I am craving a big salad, then I will try and make her something similar without all that green lettuce (shes still not a fan of salads)
Carrot oatmeal cooked with almond milk, banana, shredded carrots, cinnamon, vanilla and a dash of salt. To our oatmeal I always mix hemp hearts, flax seeds and chia seeds. I love mixing our oatmeal with fresh or frozen fruit for a sweet taste. This meal always keeps the kiddo and I super full until lunch.
Did we eat it all? Yes! My 2 year old loves oatmeal so breakfast was an easy one today.
Today’s lunch needed to come together quick as we were running out the door. On days like this I need something that I know will keep her full for the next couple hours so eggs are a must. Soft boiled eggs with brown rice – rice cakes topped with avocado a couple cucumber sliced and a lil tomato salad on the side.
Did we eat it all? Yes! I find lunch and breakfast to be the easiest meals to serve, so both plates were wiped clean. I also had to make her one extra avocado rice cake before leaving the house.
This is a typical snack at the house, nothing too elaborate some fruit some veggies, nuts and a couple dates. I try not to offer too many snacks throughout the say so I don’s spoil my 2 year old’s dinner. Sometimes it works sometimes it doesn’t.
Did we eat it all? YUP! the kiddo ate more than I did so I ended up grabbing an apple and a carrot for myself.
Today’s dinner was a “clean the fridge” type of soup. Mostly broccoli. I had a little bit of veggie broth in the fridge so I chopped up broccoli, onion, potatoes, carrots, celery, and cauliflower. I boiled everything until soft and using an immersion blender, I blended the whole soup until creamy. Added a few spices and viola, cream of broccoli soup.
Did we eat it all? I did, the kiddo looked at the soup and gave me the stink eye. She had a few bites of the soup ate all the little croutons and called it a day. Better luck next time mom.
The truth is what you see on instagram are just suggestions for meals, does my toddler always eat what I serve… nope. Like every other little 2 year old she has her good days and bad days. So hopefully these posts will shed some light on how things really go around here.
Let me know if this is something you would enjoy checking out from time to time and I’ll try to make this a regular post under my Mommy Things tab.