For today’s motherhood topic, there was a HUGE interest in what our kids eat on a daily basis including snacks, breakfast, lunch & dinner! We try to eat as healthy as we can but of course, as I mentioned before – we do not follow any type of “diet” or certain meal plan. A few rules we have implemented into meal time include the following:
The kids always eat what we eat – if they decide they don’t want it then it gets wrapped up and goes in the fridge for when they decide they are hungry. They do not get a different meal.
No snacks after 230 pm to ensure that they are hungry when dinner is served at 5. Right now that is our dinner time but I do know it will change as they grow older!
We try to shop the perimeter of the grocery store rather than the middle when possible.
If they eat well all day, they get a before bed snack, sometimes it’s s “treat” and sometimes it’s a piece of fruit. I tend to alternate the two! Usually mentioning the before bed snack gets them to eat most of their meals or at least “try” everything on their plate!
GO TO SNACKS
Apple, banana or celery with peanut butter
Nuts with raisins (for the bigger kids)
Yogurt with granola
Carrots/Cucumbers with hummus
GO TO BREAKFAST
Protein Power Pancakes with this mix
“Traditional” bfast – scrambled eggs, toast with PB & fruit
Yogurt Parfait bowls – with fruit & granola
Oatmeal with fruit
GO TO LUNCHES
Sweet Potato Tortilla Chips – Salsa – Cheese – Chicken | the girls layer their chips with the toppings!
Turkey & Cheese Rollups – veggie chips – blueberries – cucumbers
Hard Boiled egg – cheese squares with crackers – strawberries – carrots with hummus
See a few more ideas here!
Mr. Man lunches 🙂
Leftovers from the night before (usually always the case)
Cut up rotisserie chicken (his fav), blueberries, yogurt (his fav)
“mini pizzas” on an english muffin with fruit/veggies
GO TO DINNERS
Salmon (favorite way to cook it here) with quinoa or brown rice and veggies
Fajitas | Steak and/or chicken with sauteed onions/peppers, rice, avocado, cheese, etc.