I get a lot of comments that my little man is a good eater. We are now on our second day care facility and both teachers from the schools have told me that he is a good eater. I’m lucky that he eats everything I give him, he pretty much eats the same food that I prepare for myself, but just in toddler size and I add more dairy.
This is where we are now so let me back track to how we got here. I breastfeed and pumped until he was 10 months old. I went back to work after my maternity leave when he was 2.5 months old. I tried very hard to pump as much as I can at work to keep my supply up, but eventually meetings, workload, and other stress made my supply go down. Luckily, I had a ton of frozen BM and created myself a large freezer stash during my leave. With my frozen/fresh milk supply, we were able to have that last until he was 11 months.
We started with cereal around 6 months, he didn’t love it at first. He started loving it when we mixed it with pureed food. We started with full time solid foods around 12 months and never looked back.
I pack his food every day to take to daycare. Here are examples of the food he has been eating:
1 Egg w/ cheese + fruits
Plain oatmeal cooked with chopped raisins + fruits (half of the container)
Annie’s Mac N Cheese cooked with frozen spinach + roasted sweet potatoes
Quinoa Veggie Muffins + chopped cheese sticks + fruits
Angel hair pasta, marinara, turkey meatloaf & parmesan cheese
Smoothie: Greek yogurt, milk, avocado, banana, flax oil
Cheese sticks with grapes (the container on the right is breakfast –> oatmeal, raisins, sweet potato
Whole wheat bun, marina sauce and soy meatballs (all from Trader Joe’s)
Grilled cheese sandwich with ham & avocado. I also add a tapenade made with artichokes & roasted pepper inside the sandwich.
Here’s a snapshot of what I packed for the whole day at daycare. We eat dinner together at home. I also pack water and milk, excluded from the pictures.