I’ve been linking up with Jen from Peas and Crayons for a couple of months now so I thought I’d try something new today for WIAW.
In addition to my food, I thought I’d throw in what the kiddos ate, too. I know I am constantly wondering what other Moms and Dads are feeding their toddlers – any tricks to get more veggies in, how to get them to try new foods, etc. I try to serve them at least some of what Ron and I are eating. There are times, if I have a salad for instance, that I’ll fix them something else. They just aren’t into eating greens yet by themselves. However, they seem to always want to pick at my salads when I am eating it. I make it look really good I guess!
Breakfast – Oatless Oatmeal for me topped with a big scoop of almond butter and strawberries. The original recipe is from Tina (click HERE) but I make it subbing chia seeds for ground flax, 2 egg whites instead of 3 and more cinnamon. That stuff keeps me full for HOURS. I really should make it more.
Morning snack (not pictured) – Homemade Iced Coffee, handful of blueberries, cherries, and carrots. Yes, very random.
Lunch – Organic spinach salad with leftover organic chicken sausage, tomatoes, radishes, and cucumbers. Dressing was nutritional yeast and apple cider vinegar mixed together and drizzled over. We all shared a plate of leftover sweet potato fries, too.
Afternoon Snack – Smoothie with Vega Chocolate Protein Powder, almond milk and pineapple. I also had a spoonful or two from my new nut butter that I had got at Target Tuesday morning. Seriously the best nut butter ever. All the good nuts mixed into one sensational food. LOVE! Archer Farms nailed that one.
Dinner – Veggie Lasagna (carrots, zucchini, squash, mushrooms and yellow peppers) and steamed broccoli. While I was putting the lasagna together to put into the oven, something seemed off. It seemed like I was forgetting something. Not until one hour later as I took it out of the oven did I realize what it was. Ah yes, cottage cheese! (I use cottage cheese instead of ricotta). It was still good but it was more like regular pasta and sauce. Oops!
Snack – Bare Naked Chocolate Granola. Divine. Enough said.
Breakfast – Oatmeal with bananas and cinnamon (forgot the chia seeds!)
Snack – Organic blueberries and strawberries with Grain Berry Crackers
Lunch – Spinach PB Dip, fresh apricots and leftover sweet potato fries. My kids (and I do too) absolutely love the Spinach PB Dip. It’s great with apples, homemade cinnamon pita chips or by itself. I also make it regularly with SunButter instead of PB so the kids can take it to daycare. Click HERE for my original recipe. I’ve tweaked it a little bit so I use less maple syrup now (about 1/8 cup) and 2 BIG handfuls of spinach.
Dinner – Veggie lasagna and steamed broccoli.
There you have it – a day of eating for my kids and I!
Question of the Day
What’s you favorite nut butter? (If you aren’t allergic that is.)