toddler eats 7.14.18

I know I say this every time I publish this type of post, but Caleb’s eating habits have changed quite a bit since the last installment. He still likes food, but he’s no longer a member of the Clean Plate Club; he’s much more intuitive in the quantity of food he consumes these days. And that is just fine by me–I’m delighted to see him listening to his body rather than eating according to routine. Anyway, here’s a look at what he ate on one particular Saturday at age 2 years, 7 months.

breakfast:

Ezekiel cinnamon raisin toast with cashew butter + half a banana (ate all the banana and about 2/3 of the toast)

snack:

plain peas and carrots (ate all + then some)

lunch:

tuna with mayo, mustard, + pickle and sliced apple; Parmesan crisps (ate all the apples and Parm crisps and about 1/3 of the tuna)

snack:

grapes (ate all)

dinner:

takeout from Newk’s–turkey + cheese sandwich, fruit, and unpictured whole milk (ate all)

A few notes:

  • Toast and sandwiches are favorites of Caleb’s these days. Oddly enough, at daycare he will eat everything but the crust (so his teacher leaves me notes insinuating that I cut them off–to which I say, um, no) and then happily eats those crusts on the car ride home each evening. He doesn’t seem to mind the rougher texture of the sprouted breads.
  • We were really low on groceries by Saturday morning, so I was pretty desperate when Caleb requested a snack. Much to my surprise, he didn’t bat an eye when I presented him with a bowl of corn and peas.
  • These days, Caleb is not as interested in eating protein foods as he is fruit and grains. He drinks enough milk that I’m not too concerned about this habit.
  • We buy these Parmesan crisps from Costco occasionally–the brand is called Whisps. The only ingredient is Parmesan cheese.
  • Initially, Caleb ate about half of his dinner, but I left it out for the evening, and he eventually ate it over the course of an hour or two. I attempt this tactic sometimes to avoid giving him dessert, which he asks for regularly!

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