Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: in our magical forest
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My 6yo dd is a big eater...but she eats about 8-9 times each day...when it is possible.
However, I'm with the other mammas suggesting a larger amount of food for breakfast if your LO is hungry for more at that time. We do a smoothie (berries, kiwi, almond milk, yogurt, hemp oil, hemp seeds, spirulina, greens powder, and beet juice) with whatever we have which is often yogurt and granola and berries, or sprouted grain bagels with almond butter and an avocado, or mixed grains with applesauce and a banana. It sounds like a lot of fruit...but it's really fueling her well for the day.
Smoothie - 6:45am
Breakfast - 7:30am
Snack (whenever she decides at school) - apple, grapes, melon, seeds and dried fruit
Lunch - 12:30 - leftover dinner and raw veggies (often a substantial salad as well)
Snack (again whenever she decides at school) - veggies and hummus, spirulina seed balls, crackers with cheese, hardboiled eggs...
Snack (when we get home )4:30-5 - as above...similar snacks, but often also homemade muffins or sprouted grains with almond butter
Dinner - always an excellent vegetarian meal
Snack - something before bed...yogurt, banana, carrot, cucumber
I'm never concerned about dd's weight because I know we are feeding her good food and she is growing and active. She's a 45lb 6 yo.
earth honouring, tree hugging, yogi mamma to dd - my forest faerie (Feb/04) and ds - our new little bean born peacefully at home (01/02/11)