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!
Lifeway kefir pouches
Naturally green foods on St. Patty’s Day
Nature’s Path frozen waffle, pineapple and yogurt
Greek yogurt – we eat a few different brands but always organic
Zucchini “fries” (anything veggie in the shape of a French fry is instantly more appealing)
Red lentils which we cooked in broth
Veggie dip, sans veggies
Salad, served many ways
Donuts for Dad’s birthday
Cupcakes for Lucy’s birthday
Grilled cheese with strawberries and grapes
Hidden M&Ms on Easter
Kashi cookie with strawberries
Carrot and celery cups
Tossed green salad in the Memphis airport (got it for myself but she ate the whole thing)
Lucy-sized lollipop from her friend Aurora’s birthday party (result = very sticky car)
When she’s not eating herself, Lucy’s often cooking or feeding her own babies!