It’s been a few months since I last participated in Munchkin Meals but I had a nice reminder yesterday on my friend Kim’s Instagram account that today is the day! I also luckily snap so many photos of Edith eating or of her meals that it worked out that I have quite a bit to post for you.
So overall not much has changed with Edith’s eating since I last post although she has tried a few new foods like peanut butter, honey and various fruits and vegetables. We had no issues when introducing peanut butter or honey (whoohoo) and they were both introduced right around her first birthday. We had already given her tree nuts starting back around 9.5 months which she had no issues with either.
So lets take a look at a normal day for Edith:
Between 2:30-5:30am: Nurse (unless she sleeps with us and she nurses most of the night)
Between 11am-12pm: Lunch
Between 5:30-6:30: Dinner
10pm: Sometimes Nurse
- Coconut yogurt with hemp seeds
- Toast with coconut oil
- Blueberries, Strawberries or other fruit
- Tofu scramble with mushrooms, onions and nutritional yeast
- Fruit and Veggie Smoothie
- Hummus, veggies and pita
- Beans, veggies and rice or quinoa
- Vegan quesadilla
- Veggie Burger with mushrooms and onions and spinach
- Avocado Roll
- Lentils with rice and veggies
- Tempeh with rice, mushrooms and onions
- Mac and Cheeze with peas and broccoli
- Mamma Chia Packets
- Freeze Dried Strawberries
- Oyster Crackers (the soup crackers)
- Fresh Fruit
- Kale Chips
- Raw Crackers
For most all of her meals she eats pretty much exactly what we are eating except slightly toned down versions (i.e. less salt, pepper or (hot) spices). Edith is a pretty good eater and will try most anything presented to her. She is at a point where she wants to eat everything off your plate and getting her to sit in her chair can be a challenge. I am back to the days of holding her on my lap however instead of holding her while she nurses or just hangs out she now eats all my food! We were at a wedding this past weekend and we had this amazing eggplant ratatouille dish and she literally ate 2/3 of mine so I ended up having to ask for a second plate which she promptly dug into as well!
This month I am hoping to try out some new recipes for Edith and introduce her to a few new foods. We are lucky to have an organic delivery box come once per week with a bunch of surprise goodies inside so there is always something new for her or even all of us to try!
What is your munchkin enjoying right now? What were your favorite meals as a child?
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