Toddler Food: What Miss G Eats {2: St. Paddy’s Edition}

I can’t tell you how happy I am that Gracen is a good eater.  As a mama, providing her with proper nutrition is at the tippy top of my list of goals, right next to making sure she gets proper sleep.  Of course I’d like to attribute her good eating habits to the way we introduced her to food initially (and the way we continue to deal with her eating in general), but it could very well just be that we are lucky.  Or perhaps it’s a little bit of both.  Either way, if she was a picky little thing, as many munchkins are, you’d better bet I’d use St. Patrick’s Day to trick her into eating as many green things as possible in one single day of the year.  It would most likely involve some crazy story involving pesky leprechauns and lucky green super foods, but for now, let’s just be thankful I don’t have to go there. Today Gracen and I ate green foods at each meal, and she was more than happy to do so!

Toddler Food

IMG 7836Breakfast // Green pepper enclosed organic egg.  Green fruit salad.  Toasted multigrain farmer’s bread drizzled with olive oil.

IMG 7923Lunch // Veggie and black bean quesadillas (low-sodium spinach tortilla, roasted zucchini, avocado, green onion, no salt added black beans, and jalapeño havarti).  Avocado sour cream for dipping.

IMG 8003Snack // Spinach and green fruit smoothie.

IMG 8011Dinner // Pesto chicken breast.  Spinach linguine with avocado, fresh spinach, and toasted pine nuts.  Roasted spicy green beans.

IMG 8028Dessert // Grape skewers.

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3 thoughts on “Toddler Food: What Miss G Eats {2: St. Paddy’s Edition}

  1. teamcleo says:

    How do you have the time to prepare such elaborate meals for her? Do you have help? The food looks so good no wonder she’s eating well without a fuss ! 😉

    • jkossowan says:

      Well, to be honest, preparing healthy homemade meals three times a day is not always easy! We don’t have a babysitter or nanny, and all of Gracen’s grandparents live 5 or more hours away, so there are a few things I do to make it a little easier… 1) We all eat the same meals (no separate kid meals around here). 2) I plan our meals for the week on Sunday nights and make a coordinating grocery list so that I’m prepared for our grocery shopping trip when Gracen and I go out on Mondays. 3) I use my little one’s nap times to the max and normally try to prep some of our dinner ingredients while she sleeps. 4) I have Gracen cook with me when possible. 5) I try to keep our meals fairly simple and quick to make. Although it can sometimes seem like a lot of work, I’ve found that doing these things has made it much more manageable! 🙂

  2. teamcleo says:

    Super mummy! 🙂 I used to use nap time to the max too but now that I have another baby with me, it’s really hard to do anything at all!

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