It has been quite some time since I reported on what Eliza has been eating. Since I spend LOTS of time thinking of food, preparing food and cleaning up I figured I would give a run down of E's current meal faves.
What's for breakfast?
Eggs /w/ cheese, spinach, broccoli, cauliflower.
French Toast- Daddy's treat
Pancakes- I make either whole wheat or buckwheat pancakes in a big batch on the weekend and then freeze them. This way i can give her pancakes during the week with just a little effort. I have made the recipe using applesauce but hope to branch out in coming weeks. Other stir in ideas include berries and cheese!
Oatmeal- I love oatmeal but lately E hasn't been a huge fan. I love it for the versatility. You can stir in so many different things. I am hoping the tide turns and E decides oatmeal is her friend.
Cereal /w/ milk. E is getting good with a spoon and cereal with milk works for me when I am too tired to cook or think!
Yogurt- Yogurt and fruit is always a hit. I also might add a piece of whole wheat toast.
Fruit- E loves fruit. At breakfast she loves to munch on bananas, orange, kiwi, or melon.
I made a blueberry sauce (no added sugar) to put on E's waffles but she seems to hate blue food. It was quite delicious and I ended up eating it on some vanilla ice cream. Her loss!
What's for Lunch?
How I love the quesadilla. Let me count the ways...
6. ground turkey
7. anything goes! have fun
Needless to say the quesadilla is a big hit around here. Plus you can whip one up in a jiff.
Other lunch options include
- Grilled cheese /w/ spinach, broccoli or avocado
- Mac-N-Cheese /w/ something healthy stirred in like cauliflower, sweet potato, spinach, peas,asparagus, green beans etc.
- Turkey and cheese roll-up
- Leftover Dinner :)
*usually some fruit or veggie as a side. Avocado is big in this house!
What's for dinner?
Eliza pretty much eats whatever I make for dinner. I separate her portion before I add the spices I enjoy- like cayenne!
However Eliza hates mashed potatoes and usually white potatoes in general. She moves them to the side of her tray with a look of disgust. She did eat some small cut up red potatoes in a corn chowder I made the other night- which is progress! White potatoes don't have much nutritional value so it is no big deal- but c'mon who doesn't like mashed potatoes!