I guess this is kind of a "How am I doing with this?" post.
On an average day, my 21-month-old son will eat 1-1.5 Bananas, 1-2 Clementines or Satsumas, about a quarter of an Apple, a Kiwi, a half to a whole Avocado, a Strawberry, a few Blueberries and Raspberries, Raisins, a little bowl of Apple sauce, and a seemingly endless parade of sippy cups with 1/2 water and 1/2 Apple, Orange or Peach juice. Is this too much fruit for a 26-lb, 21 month old dude in a day?
The other things that make up his diet on an average day (besides fruit) are:
a bowl of whole milk yogurt (sometimes with fruit)
either a bowl of oatmeal or a couple of eggs scrambled with spinach (occasionally both),
a piece of whole grain toast with butter and fruit spread (the kind that's JUST fruit),
for lunch and/or snacks:
chunks of cheese, vegetable chips, little carrot and celery sticks with peanut butter, homemade popcorn lightly buttered
very occasionally, pieces of turkey cold cuts
store-bought snacks such as Plum Tots Fiddlesticks, Happy Baby puffs and Happymelts (dried yogurt drops), and organic granola/raw food bars
a bowl of either quinoa or brown rice, sometimes with lentils, with peas, corn, carrots, celery, garlic, onions, kale, black beans, or any combination of the above
-or- macaroni and cheese with broccoli or peas
-or- sweet potato and peas with some butter
-or- spaghetti squash with pasta sauce
(whatever most closely resembles what we're eating for dinner that night :)
and very occasionally, pieces of our chicken or turkey
occasionally also baby food from a jar, and/or toddler formula, if we're on the go or he has an upset tummy.
Oh, and he still nurses once in the morning and once at night on most days.
Whoa, I can't believe he eats that much in a day, but I'm sure I've actually forgotten many things. So how do you think I'm doing with his diet? And do you think he eats too much fruit?
Sorry for the long post!