Miles has a voracious appetite.
He'll eat nearly anything and everything - beets, broccoli, lamb, yogurt, apples and anything remotely resembling a carb. (Yes, he is my child.) So when Brittany at Healthy Slice of Life put out a call for posts showcasing what her readers' kids eat, I knew I was game.
When we first started feeding Miles solids, I went the conventional
route - rice cereal and purees - but quickly transitioned to what I assume is a baby-led
weaning approach as Miles sprouted tooth after tooth (we're up to seven) and spoon-fed methods became cumbersome.
Now, just shy of his 1 year birthday, he basically eats what we eats - with a few tweaks here and there.
This morning, we had a bottle at 5:15 a.m. and then a scrambled egg with cheese and half a Carrot-Zucchini Muffin at 6:15. After all, he needed to fuel for his 4-mile tempo run.
Lunch is up to daycare.The meals are always well-balanced and often feature fresh produce from our provider's garden. Yesterday, it was tuna macaroni salad with a side of cooked carrots and corn. One day this week, it was cheese, beans and whole wheat bread. A few weeks ago, it was ham and beet stew.
Again, at daycare. I picked him up the other day and they were having peaches fresh from her tree and graham crackers. Miles wasn't into the peaches, which were awesome, but liked the graham cracker. He also has a decent sippy cup at this time.
I try to select dinner recipes that are Miles friendly or easily modified to be Miles friendly. I do not make two separate meals.
Last night, we had chicken enchilada stacks so I started Miles with corn tortilla, cheese, chicken and avocado. I also made a rollup with beans and a tortilla that I cut up for him. And he promptly pushed it onto the floor.
For whatever reason, he was quite unhappy last night. He didn't want to eat his dinner as evidenced by the pieces caught in Denali's hair but he didn't want to be down.
I refuse to hold him while I eat so I tried some leftover roast beef, which seemed to work. As he ate that, I warmed up some frozen broccoli.
Broccoli is his favorite, and I was glad to see him devour it.
Before bed, he gets another bottle and that's his day.