Welcome to another thrilling installment of ‘What my toddler ate this week’. Let’s get started, shall we?
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This was a concoction I created right before payday. It was supposed to be soup but I added rice which sopped up all the liquids. Rookie mistake. There are a lot of leftovers in here but it tasted really yummy! If the consistency was more soupy I would have been happier, but oh well. It’s got peas, carrots, celery, black beans, lima beans, onion, ground turkey, broth, and rice. I added a couple of bay leaves, some salt and pepper, and let the crock pot run for a while. James and I really liked it but Leopold was put off by all the vegetables in it and refused to touch it!
Peanut Butter Sandwich
This was actually the little girl I am babysitting’s lunch. But it just looked so cute! I used my sandwich cutter from FunBites to cube the sandwich!
Nurture life Mac and Cheese with Cauliflower
Leopold had to fight me for this one…so yummy! You can’t even tell there is cauliflower in it!
Can’t get too much fancier than risotto! These Nurture life dishes are perfect for toddlers because they are packed with healthy stuff and are yummy without being too full of spices that might put them off. Some of these tasted a bit lacking in the flavor department to me, but then I reminded myself that they are for babies and toddlers who are just developing their palates!
Keeping it simple. Tried cutting the sandwich to make it look like a Jack O Lantern face but…well…I could have done better.
I had good intentions with the bananas that were supposed to look like pumpkins. They just look like mushrooms.
Leopold LOVES anything sausage-like. These meatballs were a hit! So much so that he didn’t care to eat the pasta (which is not typical) or the broccoli/cauliflower (typical).
Lemon garlic pork tenderloin with potatoes, carrots and celery
My child is a meat eater. He will devour the meat and ask for more without touching the sides. He loves meat as much as his dad does! I’m still working on getting him more interested in the side items. I cooked all of this together in the crock pot and the pork tenderloin came pre-marinated from Aldi!
You see what’s in his hand…a cheeto. Of course he chooses the most unhealthy thing on the plate! But this boy can tear into some watermelon!
I gave this to Leopold at a time when he wasn’t that hungry so he wasn’t really into this meal. I think he thought the meatloaf was more sausage and was not thrilled to learn it wasn’t. And again with the sides…he is rarely into them these days! He did mention that the meatloaf has carrots in it…can’t fool him!
I’m not sure if this was supposed to come out in a re-fried bean texture but oh well. Just the name sounds amazing and when it came out of the microwave it took all of my strength not to eat it! It smells SO GOOD. Leopold really liked this one! I gave him some cheese and grapes on the side.
Sausage with potatoes, onions and bell peppers
I tried to sneak some leftover lunch in here (the turkey meatloaf with corn saute) and he still didn’t want it. Like I said…can’t fool him! He ate all the sausage and didn’t touch the veggies…as usual.
This was either breakfast or lunch, but it was a lazy day meal either way! These seem to be his favorites…of course!
Pasta with ground beef and sauce with broccoli and topped with Parmesan cheese
Pasta is almost always a winner. I love it too because it’s so easy to make! Broccoli is one of the only veggies Leopold will willingly eat, so we eat that a good bit!
Leopold tends to ask for toast on a regular basis, and I’m loving my cookie cutters lately! These are acorn shaped for fall! I tried to get fancy with the applesauce by adding a jack o lantern face made out of cinnamon 🙂
Peanut butter crackers, grapes, and yogurt with cinnamon
Yet another ‘lazy mom’ meal! Lazy mom meals are his favorite…so it works out!
Once again, he ate all the chicken up and sort of picked at the sides. But let me tell you those sides were DELICIOUS.
Peanut butter sandwich with veggie straws and apples
Just a simple lunch after a morning of fun!
That’s all! These are over the course of the last two weeks. My dad visited so we went out a lot but were still able to squeeze in some healthy stuff here and there! I hope you were inspired by this post and will come back next time for more ideas!
If you missed last week’s post you can find it here!
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