Thursday, 3 October 2013

Munchkin meals

I'm really excited to be linking up with Brittany from A healthy slice of life to post my Munchkin's meals today. 

munchkin meals

Breakfasts are usually pretty small, but the past few weeks, the kiddo has been eating a lot in the mornings. Today, he had oven baked scramble eggs, tomatoes, and berries. He ended up eating all three egg 'muffins' and all of the berries. I doubt that even one slice of tomato ended up in his mouth. I don't know why, but lately he has been refusing certain foods that used to be gobbled up easily. I guess his tastes are changing. 

The eggs were very easy to make, which is always a necessity for breakfast time. I made the eggs as I would an omelette with some extra ingredients: 

1. Two eggs
2. A little bit of milk
3. Grated cheese
4. A little bit of green onion
5. A handful of kale 

I mixed them together and put them in the oven on 180 degrees Celsius/350 degrees Fahrenheit for about ten to fifteen minutes. Easy, and toddler approved. 

Other breakfast favourite are:
2. Fruit salads
4. Oatmeal, oatmeal cookies
5. Sweet potato pancakes

Lunch consisted of cucumber slices (organic, from my mother in law's garden!) and a quinoa salad consisting of roasted sweet potato, white potato, some white beans, and a bit of quinoa. The cucumber was a big hit for the first time. I had given it to him several times, but today was the first that he really enjoyed it and wanted more. The quinoa and sweet potatoes was a bit less successful. He still ate his entire portion, but he wasn't as into it as usual. 

Other lunch meals are: 
2. Any kind of steamed veggie, but especially carrots, broccoli, or cauliflower
3. Sweet potato fries
4. Quesadillas (with cheese, beans, and whatever else we feel like adding) 

Dinner was a bit of an experiment - pumpkin and chicken dumplings. I used whole wheat flour, but I would have preferred buckwheat flour. The dough could have been rolled out better - we recently threw away the rolling pins we had and still haven't replaced them so I used a glass. It didn't go that well. But overall, they turned out pretty well. 

Dinners have been a bit off lately. Normally we give the kiddo whatever we eat, but at our last pediatrician's visit, they suggested giving him sandwiches for dinner, and his 'warm meal' for lunch. (We live in the Netherlands). The kiddo had some trouble falling asleep until he would have his last poo, which was at around 9 pm. Bed time being at 7 or 7.30 pm, used to be a nightmare because he just refused to sleep. Giving the kiddo a sandwich for dinner was the doctor's suggestion.This is very Dutch - they eat bread for breakfast and lunch and then have one warm meal in the evenings. Sandwiches consist of butter with chocolate sprinkles or peanut butter for breakfast, and bread with thinly sliced cheese or a piece of lunch meat. Maybe they eat some fruit with one of those meals.

I'm not used to this type of menu, and I didn't feel comfortable jut giving the kiddo bread for dinner. Instead, we offered him bread with almond butter or avocado or cheese, along with a protein. Apple or banana for dessert. Bedtimes have been much easier, so I'm going to reintroduce veggies that are light on the tummy with dinner. Tonight will actually be the first time, so I'm a bit anxious to see how it will go. 

Munchkin typically gets dessert with every meal which is always a piece of fruit. He gets snacks, such as raisins, dates, rice crackers, fruit, or veggies during the day, but usually doesn't want too much. He still nurses about six to eight times a day (crazy!) and is not ready to stop any time soon. I'm ok with this as I work from home and it's certainly easy. We've started increasing the milk we offer him - cow's or goat's milk, but this gives him a bit of diarrhea so I will address it at our next pediatrician's appointment. He either gets milk or water with each meal, and extra water throughout the day. 

I think that's all!

Thanks for visiting,