I’ve had this post in the works for a couple weeks and am finally getting around to posting it. I absolutely LOVED the Toddler food post that Stephanie Pollock did HERE. She explained it well in saying it isn’t just “luck” that a child will eat veggies, it is a decision on the parents end. It’s about what is offered to the child. What your goal is as a parent as to what goes into that tiny innocent body. My goal s to provide healthy, natural foods that nourish my boy’s body and help him grow. I want him to have a taste for all different foods and be open to trying new things. I am certainly no food expert, but I do have a strong opinion on food and parenting.
With all this being said, I am not any particular diet advocate. We are not gluten free, or dairy free, or even sugar free. We simply want to nourish our bodies, especially our little boys and teach him to enjoy healthy, natural foods. I buy many things organic, but let’s face it sometimes we just can’t afford the organic label. It’s also important to us that Noah have a taste for a variety of foods and flavors. This way he can eat more “adult” foods and not be restricted to only “kid” style foods, like fried foods or packaged snacks. This means us introducing him to natural foods and only giving him the foods we want him to eat. A lot of people don’t even realize how bad all the marketed packaged “kid” foods really are. OR how simple it can be to raise a healthy eater who loves food and actually enjoys the highchair!
I’ve compiled a list of foods here that we give Noah. He is currently 10 months and loves to eat! The only time he has ever “refused” a food was peanut butter bread and it was one time. If you follow me on Insta stories, you probably saw that he threw it all to the floor. Ha! I hope this inspires you to feed your babe natural foods and skip the processed, packaged things! They usually cost three times more anyway and are not necessary!
- Scrambled egg and avocado
- Greek yogurt with mashed berries
- Smoothies (sometimes I make a smoothie bowl for myself and he typically will eat that too. I spoon feed him to avoid a mess!)
- Overnight oatmeal with berries or raisins
- O’s cereal (dry) with fruits
- Other fruits like pears, kiwi, peaches, etc.
Lunch & Dinner:
He typically eats a combination of any of these foods. Most times it’s whatever leftovers we have from our dinners throughout the week.
- Salmon (We usually make salmon, baked in the oven with spices & avocado, once a week for dinner. I use the leftovers to feed him throughout the week.)
- Chicken breast bits (leftovers from our dinners typically)
- Tomatoes (one of his favorites!)
- Annie’s mac and cheese
- Fruits like strawberries, blueberries, apple, etc. (cut into small bites)
- Hamburger bits
- Black or white beans
- Cheddar or Swiss cheese
- Grapes (halved)
& All the veggies!
- Roasted sweet potatoes
- Cauliflower or broccoli
- Cooked eggplant (I make an Indian eggplant dish with tomatoes and tumeric that he really loves.)
- Sautéed bell peppers
- Green beans (he lovvves them)
- Sweet peas (we always have a frozen bag on hand.)
I have started bringing snacks with us on errands and things in case he is hungry or needs a distraction. We are just beginning doing snacks at home between lunch and dinner. The ones listed are just simple for on the go.
- Fruits like blueberries, strawberries, & banana
- O’s cereal
What do you feed your babe? Are you doing natural based foods, too?
If you have any questions, please leave a comment below or you can shoot me an email!