toddler eats 02.24.18

It’s been about six weeks since my last toddler eats post, and even in that short time frame, it seems that Caleb’s taste preferences and appetite have shifted. So, I thought it might be a good time to share another typical day of eating for him at age 2 years + 2 months.

breakfast:

low-carb waffles w. apples + unsweetened sunflower seed butter

snack:

string cheese

lunch:

tortilla w. hummus + tomatoes

snack:

2% milk

dinner:

Whole Foods smorgasbord (cauliflower mac + cheese, black beans, sweet potatoes, broccoli, corn, tomatoes)

A few notes:

  • Several weeks ago, Seth was flabbergasted when Caleb pointed to a box of frozen waffles at the store and asked what they were. For the record, he’s definitely had them before, but it has probably been a year since I served one to him, for no particular reason. So I made a big batch of this recipe and froze them for future use. He seems to like them (even without syrup!), so I’ll be doing that again in the future.
  • Caleb doesn’t seem to like milk all that much anymore. I typically send two cups’ worth to daycare, and they have been consistently coming back to me half-full. So I’ve been offering different calcium sources, including string cheese, as an alternative.
  • This kid suddenly loves tomatoes, which is weird to me because I didn’t grow to like them until well into adulthood. After a moderate serving like this one, he almost always asks for “more ‘matoes!”
  • We went to Whole Foods for dinner, and we just picked a few items out from our hot bar/salad bar boxes that he might like. He devoured the mac + cheese first (no surprise there) and ate most of the rest with a little coaxing.

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