Instead of posting my meals today, I thought it might be fun to share a look at what our son has been eating now that he’s a big one-year-old! We’re still gradually easing into solids, as our little guy still nurses on demand, but I have a feeling he’ll be eating full meals in no time– he’s starting to love food as much as I do!
Our schedule can change day by day, but our feeding schedule currently looks something like this:
7am: Wake up & nurse
9:30am: Nurse & nap
1:30: Nurse & nap
7:00: Nurse & bedtime
(There are also a couple of nursing sessions in the middle of the night, to help comfort him with teething– he’s got a molar breaking through right now!)
Since my workday starts so early, my husband is on baby duty until it’s time for him to leave for work himself. Some mornings he’ll take our little guy on a morning juice run to give me some much-appreciated quiet time, and as an added bonus, they bring me home a fresh green juice! Lately, my favorite has been a mix of cucumber, kale, celery, apple, and wheat grass, and to my surprise, our son LOVES it! He asks for sip after sip of my juice, and I’m happy to share with him.
When I sit him down in the highchair for breakfast, I’ll usually start with some sort of puree. This particular puree was a mix of apple, pear, avocado, and spinach. I have a feeling the puree phase won’t last much longer, since he doesn’t want to be spoon fed anymore! I might try spooning the purees into reusable pouches next, so that he can be in control and still get an easy and filling source of fresh produce.
After he’s done with being spoon fed, I’ll offer some finger foods like fresh fruit, vegetables, or eggs. On this particular morning I scrambled an egg in coconut oil, and offered him small pieces of that along with a few pieces of sweet potato and broccoli leftover from our Pumpkin Curry the other night.
For lunch, he started off with a few pieces of banana (from one that I was eating myself), then he had the rest of his scrambled egg from the morning and some more curried vegetables. Half of what he’s offered still ends up on the floor, but he is good at trying everything!
I like to offer a snack as soon as he wakes up from a nap, so today it was small pieces of a very ripe pear. Our son is still learning to chew, so I prefer to give him mostly mush-abe foods at this point, or foods that I can easily squish between my fingers before offering them to him.
I always start dinner off by offering more puree, but he’ll usually only take a few bites before wanting to move onto finger foods. I’ve discovered that our son will eat ANYTHING if it’s in muffin-form, so this is my solution to that– I stuff as many vegetables as I can into a muffin tin. (These muffins are actually based on a recipe in my upcoming cookbook, and they’re perfect for kids!) He ate one whole muffin, broken into bite-sized pieces for the rest of his dinner.
That’s it! Other than what’s pictured, we also offer plenty of water throughout the day, but no other milks or juices other than breast milk. I hope you enjoyed a peek at how our smallest family member feasts!
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