Toddler Meals

Let me start by saying, this kid can eat. At some meals, he eats more than me. Other times, I do not understand how he is surviving on just a few bites of cheese and peas.

His first solid food was loving dubbed Mommy’s Guacamole {ripe avocado blended with breastmilk} and he gobbled it up. Once he figured out how to use his tongue and move it around in his mouth. From there we tried every blended fruit and veggie combo and finally settled on sweet potato and avocado blended with banana as his favorites. This kid ate his fair share of sweet potatoes.

Now that we are in toddlerhood, this kid gobbles up a wide variety of food and most of the time is not shy on trying new things. Except sandwiches, he won’t touch them.

I’ve been curious as to what other toddler’s eat, and I’ve loved Brandy’s Toddler Dinners over at Mannlymama and her photogs of her little one’s meals. So I thought I’d share one of BabyBird’s favorite meals.

sautéed zucchini with olive oil & a little garlic salt // bite sized orange pieces // curly noodles & peas in marinara sauce with mozzarella cheese // blueberries

 

Chowing down 2 helpings of pasta and blueberries.

 

After.

I got these plates from Pottery Barn Kids, and they’ve been great and I use them every night. Most of the time he eats what we are having for dinner, plus a side of fruit. Somedays it’s easy to find 4 unique foods to put into each compartment, and he’s always so excited to sit down and see what he is having. He generally goes for the fruit first {as seen above, eating the blueberries before touching anything else} and then move on to the next food, but now he has learned trained his Momma to refill a certain compartment by tapping in the empty space asking for seconds while saying “Mooore?”

Then there are nights when he eats a handful of blueberries, an applesauce and call it a night. I guess it all balances out in the end.