Toddler Food: What G Eats {1}

I’m always a little bit shocked to find out that people outside our friends and family visit our blog now and then. I mean, of course I find Miss G irresistibly adorable, even when copious numbers of photos are involved.  I can even understand that our friends and family members may feel the same way…  But people whom we’ve never met?  (Okay, let’s be honest – it’s not very many people whom we’ve never met, but I’m still a little surprised that they find what’s posted here interesting enough to visit.)  Either way, it’s very flattering. That being said, imagine my surprise when I was contacted last week by a fellow mommy who asked if I’d be willing to share more about what Gracen eats throughout the day after stumbling upon one of my ‘Cooking with Miss G’ posts…

As a little back story, I subscribed to several ‘mommy blogs’ when we first learned we were expecting and reading about other people’s journey through mommyhood has now become a part of my daily routine.  I know that sounds kind of creepy, but reading mommy blogs has allowed me to learn from other’s experiences, be comforted by other mama’s  stories, and come across all kinds of great toddler-friendly activities, projects, and recipes.  And since little ones seem to be constantly eating, I’ve always enjoyed finding new meal and snack ideas to prepare for G.

So… I figure since I obviously already make the food, and since I already take a minimum of 100 photos a day (crazy, I know), why not share some of the things Grae eats?  It keeps with the theme of this blog being a modern day baby book of sorts and if it gives just one mommy one new idea, then why not?  So here it is… Our first Toddler Food post.

Toddler Food

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Breakfast //  Organic yogurt with chia, hemp hearts, seeds, and dried fruit.  Grapefruit sections.

IMG 7345Breakfast // Wholewheat flax waffles with stewed berries.

IMG 7406Breakfast // Avocado on toasted farmer’s bread.  Banana slices with all-natural peanut butter.

IMG 7446Special Saturday Brunch // French crepes with berries and fresh whipped cream.

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Breakfast // Oatmeal with walnuts, blueberries, and organic milk.  Banana berry flax smoothie.

IMG 7413Snack // ‘Lulu Mix’ (walnuts, almonds, pecans, cashews, organic raisins, organic o’s).

IMG 7199Snack // Cranberry Almond Biscotti.

IMG 7363Snack // Banana Almond Oatmeal Smoothie.

IMG 7408Snack // Fresh veggies.  Multigrain seed crackers.  Organic artichoke pesto for dipping.

IMG 7052Lunch // Grilled avocado and cheddar on multigrain flax seed flat bread.  Fresh veggies and sun-dried tomato humus.  Banana almond oatmeal smoothie.

IMG 7204Lunch // Wholewheat shells with cheddar, white tuna, peas, and herbs.

IMG 7554Lunch // Chickpea patty. Quinoa salad. Broiled jalapeño havarti on multigrain flax flatbread.

IMG 7113Dinner // Wholewheat spaghetti with turkey spinach tomato sauce.  Roasted asparagus.  Ice water. (G LOVES ice!)

IMG 7343Dinner // Salsa and cheddar baked chicken.  Orzo with feta and toasted pine nuts.  Steamed broccoli with lemon. (This meal idea was stolen from my sister-in-law!)

IMG 7400Dinner // Mulligatawny with chicken and brown wild rice.  Multigrain flax flat bread for dipping.

IMG 7557Dinner // Wholewheat pesto pizza with roasted chicken, artichoke hearts, mushrooms, and sun-dried tomatoes.  Spinach salad with avocado, dried cranberries, and seeds.

IMG 7203Dessert // Mango chunks.  Strawberry slices.

IMG 7404Dessert // Orange slices. Greek yogurt for dipping.

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8 thoughts on “Toddler Food: What G Eats {1}

  1. edwardsmum says:

    your daughter is one LUCKY girl!

  2. Kara says:

    I’m thinking I should be taking notes and getting recipes for me! In fact, I just might when we come down. 🙂

    • jkossowan says:

      Sounds good! I’m definitely no expert, but I follow the blogs of several foodies and they certainly are. 🙂 If you ever need any sort of recipe and it needs to be REALLY GOOD, Pioneer Woman is your gal. She’s never led me astray and every time I bring one of her recipes to a gathering of some sort, it always gets compliments. Check her out. She’s hilarious to boot. http://www.thepioneerwoman.com

  3. Erin Ellis says:

    I love reading your blog. Since Kaylee is only a few months behind it gives me ideas to start introducing to her. I tried the cookingand having her dump all the stuff but she only was interested in watching things mix in the kitchen aide:) I made your oatmeal smoothie and dumped some spinach in for good measure and used peanut butter. She liked it. Thanks for posting! Erin

    • jkossowan says:

      Aw, thanks Erin! I love keeping up with you and Kaylee too! I often show Gracen the iPhone pics you upload to Facebook and Gracen is always genuinely interested in seeing what Kaylee’s been up to.

      We’ve been experimenting with a couple of different spinach smoothies too. If you come across one that’s a stand out, let me know! 🙂

  4. Allison says:

    And things are right in the world when little ones get such delicious and nutritious food. You and Grae could cook for me any day! Love it.

  5. jkossowan says:

    Having a little one definitely makes you ultra conscious of what you eat! I honestly never realized how much sodium was in simple store bought things.

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