I think we’re in a food rut! I feel like Lucas eats the same thing every day. Or, every few days. We’re on a rotation, going in repeat. Except for a few weeks while we were moving, he has never had jarred baby food. During some moving transitions, I tried to give him “baby food” out of the jar and he was so not interested in it. He knows where real food comes from and what it taste like!
We need some variation! He is 10 months old and currently will eat pretty much anything I give him. He feeds himself in his high chair. I give him small bites- nothing is given to him by a spoon. He is on breast milk and drinks water with every meal. I don’t plan on offering juice for a while. Why ruin a good thing if he’s in love with water?! For breakfast he usually has a fruit combination. He loves bananas, oranges (small chunks of nectarines or an actual slice of orange) , avocados, apples, pears, mango, watermelon, and peaches.
Lunch is anything. Usually a combination of fruits and vegetables and maybe some left overs. Meats, potatoes, breads, cheese, rice, pasta, cottage cheese or anything I can find.
For dinner he will eat generally whatever we’re eating. Unless what we’re eating isn’t healthy or if its fast food then he’ll have his own meal. Vegetables are heavy at dinner along with any of the above foods. I either buy fresh vegetables (asparagus, green beans, corn, carrots) or frozen veggies and will heat them up so they are soft and yummy for him. Last night he had steak, asparagus, and potatoes with us. If we’re eating any variation of meats or pastas, we cut his portion up in small pieces.
He will also have puffs (little crackers) sometimes for a snack or if I need him to sit still for a few minutes. Although, he eats those puffs in minutes! I swear I turn around and the are gone!
So, that’s what a typical day looks like for us. I put food on his high chair and he eats until he is finished. Sometimes he eats all that I give him plus more, other times he’s just not interested and will only have a few bites.
I need some new ideas! What do your kids eat? Do you make meals or do you just offer bite size pieces of everything? For example, if you were making a quesadilla do you actually make a quesadilla or do you just give chunks of cheese and tortilla?