Tuesday, January 10, 2012

My Toddler Eats More Than I Do!

People who know me, know that I am constantly amazed by how much my now-16 1/2 month old son can eat! Just to give you some actual perspective, I decided to document a typical days food intake. I never count calories (for him or myself), as my only goal for my family is to provide the highest level of nutrition by offering a wide variety of nutrient-rich foods.

What are your thoughts?

Breakfast - 7:30am

- 8oz hemp/coconut milk combination with 1/4 scoop Chocolate Sunwarrior (raw, whole grain, sprouted brown rice protein powder) and a scoop of FloraBaby Probiotics.
- 3 strawberries, chopped
- 1/2 cup oatmeal with 1 tsp maple syrup, 1/4 tsp cinnamon, 1 TB finely ground walnuts

Morning Snack - 9:00am
- Two Plum Organics Packets (we LOVE them ALL)

Lunch - 12:00pm
- 1/3 cup steamed tempeh with a few TB of marinara sauce
- 1/4 cup chopped, steamed carrots (multi-colored if available)
- A few steamed broccoli florets
- 1/2 small avocado, chopped
- water

Afternoon Snack #1 - 2:oopm
- Tasty Brand organic cereal bar
- 8oz hemp/coconut milk combination with 1/4 scoop Chocolate Sunwarrior

Afternoon Snack #2 - 4:00pm
- 10oz of a Green Apple Baby Green Smoothie:
Almond milk, kale, frozen peas, 1/2 small raw fuji apple, 1 banana, a little frozen pineapple, 1 Pixie Vite multi-vitamin

Dinner - 5:30pm
- 1/2 cup cooked Quinoa with a few drops of Bragg Liquid Aminos
- 1/3 cup chopped, steamed zucchini
- 1/4 cup chopped roasted butternut squash
- A few chopped grapes for dessert
- Water

The good news is that he isn't out of the range for a normal weight/height ratio for his age. In fact, he has always been about 75% for height and between 35-50% for weight. The only problem with this little guys eating habits is that its A LOT of work for MOM! I guess its a good thing he picked me :)

1 comment:

  1. He is so lucky that he picked you. This menu is wonderful and giving me lots of ideas. Thanks for posting!