Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Seattle Eastside
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Fia is almost 20 months, and these are some of her favorite foods (we eat seasonally, so this is summertime):
Dry cereal with cut up fruit
Oatmeal with fruit
Pancakes with a side of "dip" (syrup or pureed fruit)
Waffles with dip
Yogurt and fruit
Toast with any of the above, sometimes with nut butter or jam
Leftovers from dinner
Annie's mac and cheese (various kinds)
Sandwich (just like mom or dad's, but cut up into toddler-sized squares)
(almost always we also serve fresh fruit and Fia's 'salad'--chopped lettuce and tomatoes--with this)
Soup (turned into "mush" by adding crushed crackers--I'm adding less as she gets more adept with a spoon)
She eats whatever we eat, though if I'm making something super hot (like some of our favorite Thai or Indian dishes), I will normally reserve a non-chili-ed portion for her, just in case she doesn't want "our" version.
Snacks (one or a combination of two or several, depending on hunger):
Yogurt pop (make these at home, just yogurt, juice, and fruit blended together)
Bread with spread
Gee, to look at that, it seems pretty sparse...but she eats a lot of different fruits and veggies. For example, this week we had strawberries, blueberries, bananas, mango, pluots, and nectaries...and cucumbers, tomatoes, lettuce, eggplant, green beans, carrots, and snap peas!
We are lucky though, she is by no means a picky eater, unless it comes to processed food! I'm so pleased that her palate seems to be trained to prefer fresh stuff!