Toddler Food: What Miss G Eats {9}

Toddler Food

Here it is…  Our ninth instalment of Toddler Food.  Please don’t mind the fact that it looks as though I only fed my child lunch and dinner every other day this week…  I promise, she was well fed everyday!  The lack of photos means one of two things – either there were a lot of leftovers involved (very possible) or I simply forgot to take photos (very possible also).  Anyways, here’s a question I got from a fellow mommy this week:

Is there anything your baby doesn’t eat?  How do you handle it?

The answer is yes, there sure is!  It’s a strange one because it seems like such a kid / North American staple, but she does not like potatoes and has never liked them.  It doesn’t matter if they’re mashed, roasted, boiled, baked, or pan-fried, she puts them in her mouth, starts to chew, and immediately begins scraping her tongue off with her pudgy little hand.  So weird.  The other thing she really doesn’t seem to enjoy is raw tomato (I don’t blame her – I don’t enjoy them either! ☺)  She eats cooked tomatoes, tomato sauces and soups, but will always leave raw tomatoes on her plate.  I must say, we’re very lucky as those are really the only two things she doesn’t seem to like.

As far as how we handle it goes, I guess we kind of don’t “handle” it at all…  (Is that bad?)  If potatoes or raw tomatoes are included in the meal we’re eating, we put some on her plate, and let her eat as usual.  We may encourage her to try them if she’s tried everything else and not touched them, but in all honesty, we just kind of leave it.  If she eats them, she eats them, and if she doesn’t, she doesn’t.  (Again, this laid-back approach is very likely due to the fact that she’s a fantastic little eater and we’re never really worried about whether or not she’s getting enough nutrients / calories / vitamins / food groups.)

Here are some of the meals our growing little girl ate this week:

IMG 1350Breakfast // Wholewheat oat pancakes with stewed berries.

IMG 1470Breakfast // French chia and flax toast with berries and bananas.  Watermelon sticks.

IMG 1426Breakfast // Toasted Chia and flax bread with all-natural peanut butter and Crofter’s Organic Just Fruit Spread. Hard cooked organic egg. Fruit slices.

IMG 1542Breakfast // Breakfast banana split (banana, all-natural almond butter, plain organic whole milk yogurt, organic oats, organic raisins, strawberry slices, and a sprinkling of cinnamon).

IMG 1583Breakfast // Breakfast bagel (broiled cheese, scrambled organic egg, and avocado slices) with sliced strawberries.

IMG 1561Breakfast // Organic Greek yogurt with strawberry slices, mango chunks, and hemp hearts.

IMG 1354Snack // Multigrain Melba Toasts with toppings (all-natural cream cheese and avocado / garlic scape pesto and fresh grated parmesan / all-natural almond butter with hemp hearts, chia, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and raisins).

IMG 1458Snack // Mango chunks and fresh raspberries.

IMG 1545Snack // Pistachio, pecan, walnut, and cranberry trail mix.

IMG 1525Snack // Organic crispy apple chips.

IMG 1563Snacks {on the go} // No-salt-added black beans.  Mozzarella cubes.  Pistachio, pecan, walnut, and cranberry trail mix. Homemade wholewheat cheddar crackers. Red pepper slices. Watermelon cubes. Apple slices.

IMG 1546Snack // Homemade wholewheat cheddar crackers.

IMG 1456Snack / Lunch {on the go} // Pistachio, pecan, walnut, and cranberry trail mix.  Red pepper slices and carrot sticks. Mozzarella cubes.  Roasted chicken and avocado wrap.  Watermelon chunks. Apple slices.

IMG 1585Snack / Lunch {on the go} // Cape seed roll drizzled with olive oil.  Baby banana. Shredded grilled chicken.  Steamed carrot sticks.  Pistachio, pecan, walnut, and cranberry trail mix.  Organic no-sugar-added fruit leather.  Homemade wholewheat cheddar crackers.

IMG 1355

Lunch // Chicken, black bean, and veggie quesadilla with salsa, guacamole, and sour cream.

IMG 1523Lunch //  Leftover Sunset Corn and Chicken Soup from Burgoo.  Homemade wholewheat cheddar crackers.  Steamed broccoli and carrots.

IMG 1409Dinner // Cheddar and broccoli elk pasta.  Grilled chicken breast. Peas and corn.

IMG 1580Dinner // Sushi salad (brown rice, steamed carrots, edamame beans, nori, green onions, and sesame seeds) with grilled shrimp and avocado slices.

IMG 1463Dinner {out at Burgoo} // Gooey Cheese Griller on multigrain.  Sunset Corn and Chicken Soup with crema fresca and fresh cilantro.

IMG 1540Dinner // Rainbow cabbage salad (red pepper, carrots, yellow pepper, edamame beans, fresh herbs, purple cabbage, roasted sesame seeds, and Little Creek) with grilled garlic shrimp.

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5 thoughts on “Toddler Food: What Miss G Eats {9}

  1. love your photos and creative ideas. also, what are watermelon sticks?!

    • jkossowan says:

      Aw, thanks Kelsey!

      P.S. Watermelon sticks are nothing fancy – just watermelon cut into big matchstick-like pieces instead of slices or cubes. 🙂

  2. I am so jealous! I’d love to see the inside of your fridge to have all of this on hand. I’m especially jealous today because I am so sick, the kids are NOT going to be eating well today 😦

    • jkossowan says:

      I don’t know… I have found groceries exceptionally expensive since our return to Canada last summer, so maybe I’m just buying a ridiculous amount of stuff each week?!

      Sorry to hear you’ve been sick… Hope you’re feeling better soon!

      • Thank you! As soon as I’m well enough we’ll be off to the grocery store ourselves, I’ve been mulling over a few things having been inspired by your tasty creations! I should try and challenge myself to some of your tasty meals every week. I think the kids would benefit from that hugely.

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