hi i came to this thread to get some ideas. i wrote them down so i can take them to the grocery store.
my son eats five times a day and it gets tough to think of healthy things to serve and to make sure there is fiber and protein at every meal.
for breakfast today we had hashbrowns. i just cut up some potatoes i had around here and fried them with olive oil and salt and pepper. and i let him have a little cheese with it. we usually have eggs, oatmeal, or pancakes at breakfast. or yogurt. he loves plain yogurt with bananas or almond butter.
then there is lunch at around 11 and the snack we have after nap. usually it is leftovers which there weren't any today. on days like today when there is no leftovers we have a sandwhich, a hotdog, or i dont know what else? some soup? canned mixed veggies-which i would like to stop but i do get unsalted at least. actually i am so against hotdogs i don't eat them but just let ds have one! ha! he loves them with ketchup/
for dinner i make some meat and lots of veggies, mexican, italian, or eat out. he eats pretty much what we eat for dinner.
then there is a bed time snack. i make him a smoothie everyday with ground up seeds, yogurt, fruit, and milk or juice. trying to phase out the milk though. am occasional cookie.
he is not nursing anymore so i feel responsible to provide all his food groups, especially fat, protein and iron. i feel like we can make up the veggies the next day but i don't want him to be hungry at 4am. i just feel bad b/c we have been eating more hotdogs, canned veggies, and boxed snacks these days than i would like.
: maybe i will get to the health food store for veggie hotdogs and organic crackers. then batch freeze my real veggies so that i won't feel so bad. what do you guys think? i felt relieved to see someone gave their child all beef hotdogs on the protein link!