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Toddler Food: What Miss G Eats {31}

Toddler FoodIMG 8714Breakfast // Plain organic yogurt with Anita’s Organic ancient grains breakfast boost.

IMG 9281Breakfast // Ezekiel cinnamon raisin toast with all-natural peanut butter.  Berries.  Chinese pear slices.  Satsuma slices.

IMG 9141Breakfast // Crispy brown rice cereal with chia seeds, sunflower seeds, cinnamon, and almond milk.

IMG 7941Breakfast // Plain organic yogurt with strawberry slices, almond slices, and chia seeds.

IMG 9617Lunch // Wholewheat couscous with steamed asparagus, edamame, baby green peas, feta, and herbs.

IMG 8208Lunch // Grilled chicken, spinach, and brie on wholewheat flax seed bread. Green grapes.  Red pepper slices.

IMG 8256Lunch {for 2 on the go} // Homemade carrot zucchini muffins.  Almond butter, oat, hemp heart, and chia multi-grain roll-up.  Baby cucumbers.  Avocado. Orange pepper slices.  Seedy crackers.  Apple slices.  Grapes.  Mango.  Mixed raw nuts.

IMG 8252Lunch // Quick Gracen-made pizza (all-natural apple chardonnay chicken sausage, orange pepper pieces, asparagus chunks, and grilled onions).

IMG 8185Lunch // Mixed brown rice bowl with grilled corn, onions,  peppers, black beans, fresh avocado, fresh mozzarella, and sour cream.

IMG 8750Lunch // Baby potatoes, asparagus, snap peas, cucumbers, green onions, and chickpeas in plain yogurt and dill.

IMG 8929Dinner // Mexican black bean salad.  Asian noodle salad.  Edamame salad.

IMG 7940Dinner // Sweet potato hash, asparagus chunks, grilled onions, spinach, and all-natural herb and garlic chicken sausage with a dollop of sour cream.

IMG 8110Dinner // Grilled coconut chicken.  Avocado chunks.  Rocket and harvest grains salad.  Strawberries.

IMG 8219Dinner // Wholewheat roasted veggie calzone.

IMG 8292Dinner // Wholewheat spaghetti with ground turkey and tomato basil spinach sauce.  Roasted beets.

IMG 9618Dinner // Grilled chicken.  Warm beet salad.  Warm baby potato salad.


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Toddler Food: What Miss G Eats {30}

Toddler FoodIMG 6099Breakfast // Plain organic yogurt with homemade granola and frozen blueberries.

IMG 6435Breakfast // Scrambled eggs.  Fruit salad.  Wholewheat oatmeal flax pancake with all-natural peanut butter.

IMG 6681Breakfast // Hot oatmeal with almond milk, fresh blueberries, and chia seeds.

IMG 7143Breakfast // Wholewheat sourdough french toast with all-natural peanut butter.  Plain organic yogurt for dipping.

IMG 6336Breakfast //  Plain organic yogurt with homemade granola, fresh blackberries, and fresh strawberries.

IMG 7159Breakfast // Scrambled basil parmesan eggs.  Sweet potato hash.  Pink lady slices.

IMG 7626Breakfast // Plain organic yogurt with fresh mango, unsweetened coconut, and chia seeds.

IMG 6677Snack // Edible rainbow made out of strawberries, sharp cheddar, yellow peppers, edamame, blueberries, and banana slices.

IMG 6682Snack // Roasted garlic parmesan chickpeas.

IMG 6338Lunch {on the go} // Steamed beets.  Cottage cheese.  Blackberries.  Satsuma slices.  Pistachios and cashews. Yellow pepper slices.  Baby carrots.  Unsweetened banana slices.  Organic yogurt-covered raisins (the queen of all treats in our house!)

IMG 7636Lunch // Potato leek soup with chickpeas, baby green peas, and fresh parmesan.

IMG 6479Lunch {on the go} // Avocado.  Banana coins.  Seedy crackers with sharp cheddar.  Cashews.  Apple sandwiches filled with almond butter, oats, and chia.  Baby carrots.  Broccoli florets.

IMG 7845Lunch // Wholewheat pita pockets filled with almond butter, banana slices, and chia seeds.

IMG 6412Lunch {on the go} // Strawberries.  Blackberries.  Starfruit.  Mini wholewheat flatbread.  Seedy crackers.  Avocado.  Miniature chickpea patties.

IMG 7998Dinner // Lentil & veggie pasta and cheese.  Steamed broccoli.

IMG 6335Dinner // Coconut encrusted chicken.  Roasted sweet potato.  Roasted Brussels sprouts.  Steamed beets.

IMG 6557Dinner // Ravioli soup with fresh parmesan.  Roasted broccoli.

IMG 6575Dinner // Roasted sweet potato, cauliflower, beets, and carrots with pan-fried onions and all-natural apple chardonnay chicken sausage.

IMG 6729Dinner // Baked potato.  Barbecued chicken and veggie skewers.  Green salad.

IMG 6744Dinner // Baked spinach pasta and cheese with turkey and green peas.

IMG 7631Dinner // Chicken and bean ‘soft tacos’ with sautéed peppers, cheddar, avocado, and black beans on the side.  Sour cream and green salsa for dipping.

IMG 7775Dinner // Homemade pizza (roasted veggie and barbecue chicken).  Spinach salad with apples, feta, and sunflower seeds.

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Toddler Food: What Miss G Eats {29}

Toddler FoodAnother week, another Toddler Food post. ☺  Admittedly, I’m still catching up, so these photos were from quite some time ago… Uh, probably from around Valentine’s Day given all of the heart-shaped food.  Oy.  Either way, here’s some of what Miss G’s eaten semi-recently. 

IMG 5455Breakfast // Scrambled organic egg with fresh parmesan and basil rolled in a wholewheat flatbread.  Strawberry slices and black grapes.

IMG 5599Breakfast // Yogurt parfait made with homemade granola, organic plain yogurt, fresh strawberries, blackberries, and raspberries, and a tiny drizzle of pure maple syrup.

IMG 5745Breakfast // Wholewheat flax pancakes with all-natural almond butter.  Kiwi slices.

IMG 5898Breakfast // Wholewheat bagel with all-natural cream cheese and hemp hearts.  Strawberry quarters and blackberries.

IMG 5826Breakfast // Wholewheat rye toast with all-natural cream cheese and avocado slices.  Fresh pear.

IMG 5959Breakfast // Organic oatmeal topped with strawberry slices, freshly whipped cream (unsweetened), and chia seeds.

IMG 5914Snack // Chocolate coconut banana muffin.

IMG 5682Lunch {and snacks on the go} // Banana berry muffin.  Dill havarti slices.  Raw almonds and kamut puffs.  Seedy cranberry breakfast bar.  Cucumber slices.  Carrot sticks.  Edamame beans.  Alphabet pretzels.

IMG 5967Lunch // Wholewheat couscous with avocado, red and orange peppers, black beans, red onions, olive oil, and freshly squeezed lime.

IMG 5637Lunch {and snacks on the go} // Banana berry muffin.  Heart-shaped strawberry crispy rice treat.  Mixed nuts and organic o’s.  Carrot hearts.  Veggies and all-natural cream cheese on seedy wholewheat.  Strawberries.

IMG 7627Lunch // Tuna and avocado in mini wholewheat pitas.  Red pepper slices.  Baby carrots.  Cucumber slices.

IMG 5727Lunch {and snacks on the go} // Pear chunks.  Strawberry halves.  Kiwi slices.  Mixed nuts.  Wholewheat flax pancakes.  Heart-shaped strawberry crispy rice treat.  Carrot coins.  Cucumber slices.  

IMG 5422Lunch {and snacks on the go} // Apple slices.  Strawberry halves.  Red grapes.  Red pear.  ‘Gracen mix’.  Orange pepper slices.  Edamame beans.  Chickpeas.  Watermelon strawberry fruit chews.  Avocado, hemp hearts, and all-natural cream cheese rolled in a wholewheat tortilla.

IMG 5332Dinner // Turkey zucchini spinach meatloaf.  Pesto tortelini with fresh parmesan, spinach, garlic, and olive oil.

IMG 6098Dinner // Quinoa ‘mac n’ cheese’ with broccoli, red peppers, and leeks. 

IMG 5970Dinner // Southwest chicken chili with grated sharp cheddar, sour cream, and avocado.

IMG 5344Dinner // Wholewheat fusili with zucchini turkey tomato sauce and fresh parmesan.

IMG 5421Dinner // Veggie soup with harvest grains and chickpeas.  Avocado and all-natural cream cheese in an Ezekiel wrap.

IMG 5681Dinner // Squash and ricotta-filled pasta with homemade spinach pesto, baby green peas, and pine nuts.


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Toddler Food: What Miss G Eats {28}

Toddler FoodWhew!  It’s been a while…  A very long while since our last Toddler Food post.  Realistically, here’s some of what Miss G ate a month or two ago.  ☺

IMG 4525Breakfast // Cinnamon french toast made with wholewheat shepherd’s bread, stewed blueberries, and chia.  Orange slices.

IMG 4641Breakfast // Coconut chia pudding with strawberry slices and raw sliced almonds.

IMG 4332Breakfast // Oatmeal with raw sliced almonds, chia, hemp hearts, and frozen blueberries.  Orange pepper slices.

IMG 4697Breakfast // Organic brown rice cereal with sliced almonds, hemp hearts, loads of cinnamon (she’s obsessed!), and almond milk.

IMG 4845Breakfast // Toasted squarely bread, colby cheese, and a scrambled egg. 

IMG 5124Breakfast // Plain organic yogurt, homemade granola, freeze-dried strawberries and blueberries.

IMG 5238Breakfast // Old-fashioned oats with granny smith apples, almond butter, and cinnamon.

IMG 4986Breakfast // Star-shpaed scrambled organic egg.  All-natural peanut butter and old-fashioned oat banana bites.

IMG 4647Green smoothie // Banana, old-fashioned oats, all-natural peanut butter, coconut milk, vanilla, and spinach.

IMG 4695Green smoothie (though not actually green) // Banana, apple, avocado, kale, frozen blueberries, frozen raspberries, chia, and water.

IMG 4847Smoothie // Banana, pear, apple, frozen blueberries, steamed beets, chia seeds, and water.

IMG 4815Snack // Homemade apple carrot pear fruit leather.

IMG 5057Snack // Homemade wholewheat cheddar crackers.

IMG 4848Snacks & Lunch {on the go} // Baby carrots.  Orange chunks.  Homemade banana berry fruit leather.  Cashew pieces.  Avocado.  Hard-boiled organic egg.  Orzo with feta.

IMG 5242Lunch {on the go} // Mixed fruit.  Homemade banana berry fruit leather.  Homemade wholewheat cheddar crackers.  Raw almonds.  Avocado, cucumber, and cream cheese roll-ups.

IMG 4746Lunch // Tuna and avocado on wholewheat rye.  Baby carrots.

IMG 4824Lunch // Red lentil pasta and cheese.  Baby peas and corn with dill.

IMG 4840Lunch // Grilled all-natural peanut butter and no-sugar-added jam sandwich (an oddly delicious favourite from my childhood).

IMG 5107Lunch // Curried tuna apple salad on a wholewheat croissant.  Strawberry chunks.  Grapes.

PhotoLunch {on the go} // Red pepper slices.  Cucumber slices.  Grapes. Strawberries.  Avocado.  Edamame crackers with organic cheddar.

IMG 5331Dinner // Personal turkey meatloaf.  Mashed potatoes.  Roasted carrots.  Roasted Brussels sprouts.

IMG 4524Dinner // Homemade chicken tenders.  Steamed carrots and snap peas with fresh herbs.  Roasted baby potatoes.  Homemade honey mustard sauce.

IMG 4588Dinner // Wholewheat fusilli with fresh spinach and all-natural chicken sausage in a clear sauce.

IMG 5105Dinner // Harvest grains, edamame, steamed carrots and snap peas with grilled prawns.

IMG 5108Dinner // Homemade mulligatawny with granny smith cubes.

IMG 4556Dinner // Wholewheat couscous. Mini chickpea/veggie patties.  Hummus.

IMG 4751Dinner // Spinach tortellini with carrots, broccoli, edamame, onions, and fresh parmesan.

IMG 4917Dinner // Potato and leek soup with chickpeas and feta.  Grilled cheese on wholewheat shepherd’s bread.

IMG 5031Dinner // White bean chicken chili with colby jack, avocado, and fresh cilantro.

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Toddler Food: What Miss G Eats {27 – Valentine’s Edition}

IMG 5481Breakfast // Heart-shaped wholewheat flax oat pancakes with a tiny drizzle of pure maple syrup.  Strawberry hearts.

IMG 5484Special drink // Frothy strawberry milk (made with freeze-dried strawberries) with heart-shaped milk ice cubes.

IMG 5512Lunch // Veggie and wild rice soup with heart-shaped carrots (aka “love soup” according to Grae).

IMG 5528Dinner // Roasted veggie and feta pizza on a thin wholewheat crust.


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Toddler Food: What Miss G Eats {26}

Toddler Food

The one question I get asked as a mom, far more than anything else is, “How do you get Gracen to eat the way she does?”  And the usual follow-up questions include, “Has she always been open to trying new foods and flavours?”  and “Is there anything she doesn’t like?!”  

While I’ve given my take on it here and there in the comments sections of my Toddler Food posts, I’ve never included the answer in an actual post because the truth is, I don’t really know how she became such a good eater. {And perhaps I’m a wee bit afraid of talking about it too much and jinxing it all. ☺}  Is it because of the way we introduced food to her?  Is it because of the way we currently handle meal times and eating in general?  Was she just born a good eater?  Likely it’s a combination of all of those things…  But I can’t be sure.  

That being said, since I continue to get requests for eating tips each week, I’m going to share what we did and what works for us.  

It all started while I was pregnant actually…  Other than the first few weeks, I had a really good pregnancy.  I felt well and could eat {small portions} of anything I wanted (other than meat) without feeling sick, so I made sure to nourish our growing baby the best I could while she was still in the womb.  Right away, I cut out all refined sugars, caffeine, and unhealthy fats.  I filled my diet with healthy fruits, veggies, whole grains, beans and nuts, and ate a variety of flavours, spices, herbs. (Did you know that your baby tastes the flavours of what you eat through the amniotic fluid?  They do!  Cool, eh?)  And I continued to do the same once she was born so that she’d still be experiencing a wide variety of flavours through the breast milk she was drinking.  

When she was 6 1/2 months old and we decided to introduce solids, I made all of her food at home and included those same herbs, spices, and flavourings she’d already become accustomed to into her first foods (bananas with cinnamon, carrots with dill, spinach with nutmeg, and curried chicken were some of her favourites).  During our brief time with purees, I also made sure to vary the textures of the foods so that everything wasn’t always just smooth – some were slightly chunky, others were quite chunky, and she got used to them all from the get go.

After eating purees for about a month, we basically transitioned her over to a baby-led weaning style of eating.  I ensured that our food was fresh, flavourful, and full of variation, as well as free of salt, sugar, and unhealthy fats, and she began eating chunks of our family meal (no separate “kid food” here!) from about 7 1/2 or 8 months on.

There have definitely been things she hasn’t liked along the way.  Potatoes (of any sort) were a big flop for a long time, she had a short stint of not enjoying cheese, and she’s never liked raw tomatoes (but then again, I don’t blame her for that one – they’re one of the few foods I despise also!)  Right now, she’s not a fan of raw leafy greens though she happily ate them from the age of 1 until just after 2.  Do we force her to eat the things she doesn’t like or want?  Absolutely not.  But we don’t stop offering them either.  To this day, I’ll still put a grape tomato on her plate if they’re part of the meal we’re eating.  And no, she never eats the whole thing, but sometimes she does try them, which is just fine with me.  

There are a few other things we do that I think help Miss G to remain a good eater…  First off, she’s involved in a lot of the cooking and food prep in our house, and I always feel like kids are more likely to eat foods that they’ve helped make.  Secondly, I make one meal and we all sit down and eat together as a family.  No Gracen eats first and we eat once she’s in bed, no separate kid meal, and no television on during meals. She sees us trying new things and she’s usually happy to try them too.  And lastly, and I hope it doesn’t sound too harsh, there’s no other option available if you don’t want to eat the meal that’s been prepared.  She never has to eat if she doesn’t want to, but we won’t give her a bowl of yogurt or a banana or something else in place of the meal she has in front of her.  If she wants to be done and hasn’t eaten a whole lot, we simply save the meal for her to come back to later when she’s feeling hungry.

Now we just have to hope that I haven’t jinxed it all and she continues to be a fantastic little eater. ☺

Alright, so after that long-winded explanation, here’s some of what our little lady has eaten lately…

IMG 2584Breakfast // Wholewheat bagel with cream cheese and avocado slices.  Kiwi slices.  Red grapes.

IMG 2781Breakfast // Baked blueberry oatmeal with organic milk.

IMG 3114Breakfast // Wholewheat oat flax pancake.  Scrambled eggs with garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, and feta.  Plain organic yogurt.

IMG 3158Breakfast // Organic multigrain cereal with hemp hearts, chia seeds, frozen blueberries, and organic milk.

IMG 3396Breakfast // Toasted sovital with all-natural peanut butter.  Banana coins.  Honey mandarin.

IMG 3600Breakfast // Scrambled parmesan basil eggs.  Panfries.  Honey mandarin.  All-natural chicken sausage.

IMG 3159Snacks {on the go} // Raw almonds.  Fresh avocado.  Red grapes.  Snap peas.  Old cheddar.  Organic wild rice sticks.

IMG 2581Lunch // Wholewheat rotini with toasted almonds, sautéed spinach, and feta.

IMG 2778{Weekend} Lunch // Assorted crackers with baked garlic and sun-dried tomato brie.  Avocado, Asian melon, and celery with mediterranean hummus.  Kiwi quarters and pomegranate seeds.

IMG 2975Lunch // Organic egg salad in a mini wholewheat pita.  Carrots, snap peas, peppers, and avocado with all-natural dip.

IMG 3054Lunch {on the go} // Peppers and carrots.  Baby mandarin.  “Lulu mix” (almonds, kamut puffs, organic raisins, freeze-dried raspberries, and organic o’s).  Almond butter and hemp hearts on wholewheat pumpkin seed yogurt bread.  Cheddar cubes.  Black beans.

IMG 2586Lunch // Harvest grains.  Sauteed kale.  Grilled chicken breast.  Steamed beets.

IMG 2749Lunch // Spicy tomato soup with fresh parmesan and parsley. Multigrain crackers.  Carrot sticks and humus.

IMG 3330Lunch {on the go} // Boiled organic egg.  Tofu cubes.  Plain yogurt with cinnamon.  Apple sandwich with almond butter, chia seeds, and old-fashioned oats.  Pepper strips.  Avocado.

IMG 3383Lunch // Tuna salad and sprouts on flax seed bread.  Avocado.  Apple and kiwi slices.  Baby mandarin.

IMG 3706Lunch // Black bean veggie quesadillas.  Kiwi slices.  Watermelon spears.

IMG 3446Dinner // Mulligatawny soup.  All-natural turkey, spinach, colby, and avocado on multi-seed bread.  Cucumber slices.

IMG 2779Dinner // North Shore Mama‘s salmon tacos.  (YUM!)

IMG 3519Dinner // {Turkey} Lasagna soup.

IMG 2887Dinner // {Turkey} Shepherd’s pie.

IMG 3033Dinner // Israeli couches with steamed veggies and feta.  Grilled chicken breast.

IMG 3091Dinner // All-natural apple chardonnay chicken sausage.  Steamed broccoli.  Dilly carrots.  Roasted potatoes.

IMG 3093Dinner // Ravioli with a spicy cream sauce.  Coleslaw with fresh herbs and sunflower seeds.  Veggies and humus.

IMG 3279Dinner // Brown rice with steamed veggies and tofu.

IMG 3328Dinner // Potato and leek soup.  Spinach salad with edamame, avocado, and sunflower seeds.  Grilled white cheddar on Ezekiel 4:9 bread.

IMG 3482Dinner // {Take out} Thai green curry on coconut rice.

IMG 3485Dinner // Grilled chicken with tzatziki.  Garlic and parmesan roasted Brussels sprouts.  Roasted baby potatoes.

IMG 3480Dessert // No-sugar peanut butter chia cookies.


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Toddler Food: What Miss G Eats {25}

Toddler FoodIMG 2207Breakfast // Organic shredded wheat cereal with hemp hearts, frozen blueberries, fresh raspberries, and organic milk.

IMG 2502Breakfast // French toast (made with omega seed bread) with plain organic yogurt, frozen blueberries, a TINY drizzle of pure maple syrup, and a sprinkling of cinnamon.

IMG 2318Breakfast // Wholewheat cinnamon raisin English muffin with all-natural peanut butter.  Kiwi slices.  Fresh raspberries.

IMG 2128Breakfast // Parmesan basil scrambled eggs.  Homestyle potatoes with onions and peppers.  Flaxseed toast.

IMG 2434Breakfast // Wholewheat raspberry scone.  Kiwi slices.  Fresh raspberries.  Raspberry tea.

IMG 1789Breakfast // Flaxseed toast with all-natural peanut butter, chia seeds, and hemp hearts.

IMG 1509Breakfast // Wholewheat ‘Gracen’ pancakes.

IMG 0892Lunch  // Southwest turkey chili with sour cream.  Avocado couscous salad.

IMG 2431Lunch // Black bean veggie quesadilla on an Ezekiel 4:9 tortilla with sour cream and fresh avocado.

IMG 2210Lunch // Parmesan and avocado toast. Carrot sticks and hummus.  Apple slices.

IMG 2029Lunch // Wholewheat elk pasta with baby peas, edamame beans, and fresh parmesan.

IMG 1162Lunch // Chicken, tofu, and veggie stir-fry on fresh rice noodles.

IMG 1534Lunch // Curried tuna and apple salad on a tomato wrap.  Red pepper slices.  Roasted squash.

IMG 1787Lunch // Potato and leek soup with chickpeas and veggies.  Wholewheat naan.

IMG 2119Dinner // Wholewheat spaghetti with spicy turkey tomato sauce and fresh parmesan.  Roasted Brussels sprouts.

IMG 2127Dinner // Creamy corn and veggie soup.  Multi-seed flatbread with humus.

IMG 2267Dinner // Harvest grains, steamed veggies, and sesame tempeh.

IMG 2317Dinner // Parmesan and walnut encrusted chicken.  Roasted Brussels sprouts.  Roasted golden beets with feta.  Cheese ravioli with herbs and spices brought home from Italy.

IMG 2500Dinner // Tuscan sausage soup with shell pasta, spinach, and white beans.  Parmesan rye spears.  

IMG 3154Dinner // Homemade pizza (BBQ chicken and roasted veggie and feta).

IMG 2528Dinner // Wholewheat penne with tomato basil turkey sauce and feta.


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Toddler Food: What Miss G Eats {24}

Toddler FoodAnother week, another Toddler Food post…  But before we get on with the photos, here’s a question I received last week:

What is Miss G’s eating schedule? How many meals does she eat per day? And how much milk does she drink? Do you limit it?

Alright, this one is actually pretty simple.  Gracen eats 3 full meals a day, plus morning and afternoon snacks.  As far as a schedule goes, she eats breakfast a little while after she wakes up, which normally ends up being around 7:30 a.m.  Then, a couple of hours later, around 9:30 or 10:00, she has a small snack… Usually something like fruit slices, raw veggies, or nuts.  By the time noon rolls around, she’s ready for lunch.  We eat, clean up, do our regular nap time routine, and then she goes to sleep.  She normally sleeps from about 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., and when she wakes up, she’s ready for her afternoon snack.  Later on in the evening, normally just before 6:00, we have dinner, and that’s her last meal for the day.  

As far as milk is concerned, yes, we absolutely limit her intake.  She loves good, healthy foods, but that’s not to say that she wouldn’t fill up on milk if it was limitless.  She has milk 3 times a day – with breakfast, after her nap, and with dinner.  For each serving she gets a small cup, about half full, and other than that, she drinks water.

Alright… I hope that answers that!  Now onto what Miss G’s been eating lately…

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Breakfast // Wholewheat lemon poppy seed pancakes with stewed raspberries.

IMG 0778Breakfast // Organic multigrain o’s with sliced almonds and frozen blueberries (a Gracen favourite).

IMG 1163Breakfast // Wholewheat banana blueberry muffin.  Kiwi slices.

IMG 0970Breakfast // Avocado omega seed toast.  Granny smith apples with all-natural peanut butter.

IMG 1511Breakfast // Wholewheat flax oat pancakes (she asked for FIVE and ate every last bite). Kiwi slices.

IMG 2076Breakfast // Banana blueberry baked oatmeal with organic milk.

IMG 1946Breakfast // Plain organic yogurt with sliced almonds and pomegranate seeds.

IMG 0688Lunch // Mexican couscous with black beans, veggies, and fresh avocado.  Shredded chicken breast.

IMG 0695Lunch // Homemade chicken veggie soup.  Broiled parmesan multigrain toast.

IMG 1200Lunch // Cheese ravioli with basil, sun-dried tomatoes, and feta.  Roasted carrots with fresh dill.

IMG 0892Lunch // Southwest turkey chili with organic sour cream.  Cilantro lime couscous salad with red peppers and avocado.IMG 0777Lunch // Chicken wild rice soup.

IMG 0963Dinner // Roasted garlic broccoli. Cheese-filled veggie tortellini with chicken tomato basil sauce.

IMG 0968Dinner // Spinach ricotta veggie lasagna.

IMG 1162Dinner // Chicken, tofu, and veggie stir-fry with fresh asian noodles.

IMG 0467Dinner // Roasted herbed chicken.  Potato crisps.  Roasted butternut squash and carrots.  Stir-fried garlic asian melon.

IMG 2030Dinner // Butter chicken on brown rice, black barley, and daikon radish seeds.  Garlic naan.  Steamed broccoli.

IMG 0474Dinner // Roasted herbed chicken.  Brown rice medley.  Snap peas.  Steamed beets.

IMG 0966Dessert // Frozen banana bites.

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Toddler Food: What Miss G Eats {23: Halloween Edition}

Whether it’s Valentine’s Day, St. Patricks Day, or Halloween, one of the things I love most about holidays is preparing special themed meals and snacks for our little lady.  Here is some Halloween-inspired food she enjoyed this year…

IMG 1508Breakfast // Wholewheat flax spiderweb pancakes. (Just put your pancake batter into a squeeze bottle, use it to draw an asterisk, then connect the points with swooped lines.)

IMG 1755Snack // Jack-o-lantern oranges. (G seriously couldn’t get enough of these.  Simply draw a face on a room temperature orange with black Sharpie.  I did mine just before giving them to her – I don’t know what I’m talking about, but I’m not especially keen on the possibility of the marker fumes seeping through the peel.)

IMG 1362Lunch // {A slightly scary-looking} Jack-o-lantern quesadilla. (Just 2 red or orange tortilla shells cut by hand – think kitchen scissors – some cheese, black beans, and veggies.)

IMG 1756Snack // Home roasted pumpkin seeds.

IMG 1536Dinner // Roasted pumpkin soup with goat cheese, fresh parsley, and a grilled cheese on the side. (Not overly Halloween-ish, but you see what I’m going for, right?)

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Toddler Food: What Miss G Eats {22}

Toddler FoodIMG 0141Breakfast // Wholewheat oat flax pancakes with all-natural almond butter and fresh strawberries.

IMG 0687Breakfast // Spinach, sun-dried tomato, and garlic organic eggs. Kiwi slices. Avocado spears. Omega seed toast.

IMG 0690Breakfast // All-natural peanut butter banana bites topped with freeze-dried raspberries, raisins, organic o’s, and freeze-dried blueberries.

IMG 0074Breakfast // Cinnamon pumpkin seed breakfast cookie. Green grapes.

IMG 0696Breakfast // Peanut butter banana oatmeal.

IMG 0078Breakfast // Poached organic egg on omega seed toast. Green grapes. Berry kale smoothie.

IMG 9508Lunch // Quinoa veggie soup. Grilled cheddar sandwich on multigrain flax.

IMG 9635Lunch // Pasta with green beans, toasted pine nuts, and feta.

IMG 9636Snacks & Lunch {on the go} // Raw almonds. Organic egg salad roll up. Banana. Apple. Red grapes. Homemade cinnamon crisps. Carrot sticks. Purple pepper slices.

IMG 0384Lunch // All-natural low-sodium turkey, cheddar, and spinach on omega flax bread. Orange segments.

IMG 0243Lunch // Wholewheat couscous and black bean salad with cheddar, avocado, and fresh cilantro.

IMG 0178Lunch // Black bean veggie quesadilla with sour cream and tomatillo salsa.  Avocado chunks.

IMG 9584Lunch // Vegan potato leek soup with chickpeas and baby green peas.

IMG 9823Dinner // Chicken and veggie stir fry on brown rice.

IMG 9765Dinner // Creamy turkey tortellini and fresh feb soup. Grilled cheddar on omega seed bread.

IMG 9916Dinner // Spicy veggie laksa.

IMG 0028Dinner // Southwest turkey chili with cheddar, fresh cilantro, and avocado.

IMG 0050Dinner // Smashed garden potatoes.  All-natural spinach and feta chicken sausage.  Edamame and carrot coins. Steamed broccoli with feta.

IMG 0111Dinner // Salsa baked chicken. Steamed garden carrots. Orzo with feta and toasted pine nuts.

IMG 0137Dinner // Roasted halibut. Beet walnut salad.  Herbed harvest grains.

IMG 0439Dinner // Amita’s Indian curry on brown rice, black barley, and daikon radish seeds.

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