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What I Feed My Child

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Feeding your child is a big part of being a parent. Kids eat frequently, and making sure the kitchen is stocked with healthy foods (that your kids will actually eat) can feel like a full-time job.

Before having a baby, I had grand plans for how my child would eat. I swore I’d devote time to procuring the best ingredients, preparing a wide variety of healthy dishes, and providing a “food environment” that ensured my future children would grow up with impressive palates.

Since Lucy’s arrival, I’ve had to change my tune. Of course I still value healthy eating and do my best to offer her a wide variety of flavors, textures and fruits and vegetables. But the demands of motherhood on top of an already busy life have led me to be a lot more flexible and easy going about food than I originally planned. Actually, I think this is a good thing. We’re both loving food and life!

Here is a peek into what Lucy’s been nibbling on over the last few months. From airport salads to donuts, you’ll see the good, the bad, and the ugly!

Cupcakes..

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Tea

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Lifeway kefir pouches

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Naturally green foods on St. Patty’s Day

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Nature’s Path frozen waffle, pineapple and yogurt

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Greek yogurt – we eat a few different brands but always organic

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Green smoothies

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Zucchini “fries” (anything veggie in the shape of a French fry is instantly more appealing)

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Red lentils which we cooked in broth

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Veggie dip, sans veggies

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Salad, served many ways

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Donuts for Dad’s birthday

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Cupcakes for Lucy’s birthday

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Grilled cheese with strawberries and grapes

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Hidden M&Ms on Easter

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Kashi cookie with strawberries

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Carrot and celery cups

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Tossed green salad in the Memphis airport (got it for myself but she ate the whole thing)

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Lucy-sized lollipop from her friend Aurora’s birthday party (result = very sticky car)

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When she’s not eating herself, Lucy’s often cooking or feeding her own babies!

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    christa gadola
    April 8, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    oh my goodness amelia. lucy is SO big and SO cute. i am glad she’s had a bite of donut; it means she has truly lived. and she’s only two! what a sweet little foodie you have created!

    • Reply
      Amelia
      April 11, 2013 at 2:09 pm

      As you can see from the photo, she gobbled down her donut hole then immediately turned her eyes to Daddy’s donut!

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