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Monday, September 29, 2014

Meals for the Mini!

Before we jump into food, I just want to say a HUGE THANK YOU to all of you for being so kind and encouraging, supportive and sensitive to my feelings.  You all have confirmed over and over to me that I did the right thing by sharing my story.  The emails, comments, messages, songs, bible versus, prayers - it has all been the most overwhelmingly positive experience that I never expected.  I have said it before, but I'll say it again - The Internet can be such a scary and negative place to be (especially for personal things people go through), but you have all seriously made it the best place imaginable for me.  I wish I could respond to each and every one of you followed up with the biggest hug you have ever received.  Please know that I have read and continue to read every.single.message. you have left for me.  You will all never know how truly touched I am and how much you have all helped me along in my journey.  I will be forever grateful.

Now lets talk food!  Ever since I posted my "Weekly Meal Ideas" video, I have gotten asked to share what Addison typically eats too.  And I will be the first to admit that I LOVE these kinds of posts on other Mommy blogs I read. I'm really lucky that Addison is such a great eater, it saves me tons of time and makes it easier on me that I don'tt have to cook separate meals for her. There really isn't anything this girl doesn't like or won't eat.  So I thought I would share with you some ideas of meals she has.  If you guys like this, let me know and I will keep posts like this one coming ;).  *Note that a lot of these were from a a couple months ago in the heart of the Summer, hence the seasonal fruits/veggies.  I am so late in posting this!

Breakfast - We don't stray from the usual too often (except on the weekends when I make pancakes or frenchtoast).  During the week It usually looks something like this:

1. Scrambled Eggs, Toast, Blueberries

2. Scrambled Eggs, Avocado, Banana
3. Scrambled Egg Whites, Tomatos, Avocado
4. Oatmeal w/ Strawberries & Blueberries

Eggs or Oatmeal, always with a side of fruit and I switch it up between toast, yogurt and avocado. I make her cinnamon toast and she also loves my cinnamon raisin bread.

Lunch - This is always the challenging meal for me, so please do share if you have some better ideas! Sometimes its leftovers, but most days we alternate between lunch meat (I always buy Applegate Naturals Ham or Turkey) / grilled cheese / pb&j or her new favorite jelly & cream cheese sandwiches, with sides like hummus/veggies, avocado, fruit and yogurt.

1. Almond Butter & Strawberry Jam, Cheese, Carrot Sticks & Hummus
2. Sliced Turkey, Cottage Cheese, Avocado, Cucumbers & Tomatos
3. Turkey, Cottage Cheese, Pita & Hummus
4. Tuna, Avocado, Black Beans & Cantaloupe

Dinner - She eats whatever I make for myself, so this changes constantly (and you may see some similar meals pop up in a video of mine coming up).

1. Grilled Chicken, Yellow (green) Beans, Cucumber / Tomato Salad w/ EVOO & vinegar
2. Turkey burgers (w/cheese) with an avacdo/yogurt dressing, corn on the cob, brown rice. 
3. Rotisserie Turkey, Peas & Carrots
4. Whole Wheat Pasta with grilled chicken and my homeade gray (sauce).

Snacks usually include yogurt (I buy Stonyfield's YoBaby/YoToddler), applesauce, puffs, cheerios, the new Smuckers Fruit Fulls that is is CRAZY for or fruit. She also really loves smoothies.

I welcome more ideas or if you have a blog where you post ideas, please share it!


  1. Great post. My breakfast looks the same :) sometimes i just need ideas on what to eat. It would be nice, if the pictures are bigger, so that we can see te food better. And do another post like this, when season changes please.

  2. This an one amazing diet for a little girl. For anyone in fact. You are doing an excellent job in providing such a great platform for her future. Sadly, so many need this kind of diet but are far from it. I've had 8 children and try to eat pretty healthy, and you've given me a few ideas, thank you :) I look forward to more of your meal videos and posts. Have you ever made pizza using cauliflower as a base? It's amazing, my kids love it and its really quite healthy.

  3. I love this post and I don't even have a kid, but it gives me ideas for my own lunch.

  4. Thank you for posting this Michele!! You are very lucky that Addison will eat practically anything. I have a 2 year old who is quite particular, so I love to read what other mommies feed their little ones. I always feel like I am running out of ideas :/ I have been a longtime viewer of yours, since you have lived in your parents' home, so it's like watching an old friend and I have loved all your tips and ideas....Soooo, YES, please keep these posts and videos going!! :)

  5. Her little dishes are so cute!!

  6. Thank you for posting this! It is super helpful! I usually feel like quite the failure when it comes to putting together meals for my 10 month old. These kinds of tips are so hard to find. Please continue to post things like this as well as link any other blogs you may find good ideas from! Thanks!

  7. Hi Michelle, you should check ou the Weston Price foundation "healthy4life" PDF. I can tell you take great care in your and your baby's health and nutrition. You will love it. Good luck on your on going journey. :)

  8. My 17 month old's diet is pretty similar and I'm so lucky that she loves fruit and veg. Only thing different is she has red meat at dinner also such as homemade spaghetti bolognese or steak, mashed potato and veg. I was struggling with lunches too but lately have been doing some prawns, salmon or fish with veg or pasta with a homemade vegetable sauce or soup. Love these types of posts x

  9. Another item that I give my daughter Inga almost every meal is that Siggi Icelandic yogurt...I think they only sell it at Target...but it has 23grams of protein in one cup so if Addison isn't a huge meat eater like mine she can still get her protein.
    I can't get Inga to really eat eggs though, lucky you! :)

  10. Love it! I do a "tiny tummies" post on my blog with everything I feed the girls. I love seeing what others are giving their little people too! xo www.twobytwomom.com

  11. Thanks for all the ideas my little boy was a great eater up until he was about 1 then became so fussy, I'm hopin my 3 month old girl will take after her mummy and eat everything x

  12. Thank you for the meal tips Michelle, it really helps to get some ideas since i often run out of them

  13. Thank you for the inspiration! I hope to feed my son such a healthy and nutritious diet when the time comes.

  14. Thanks so much Michele, i have a 10 month old and this really helps me- love the baby blogs as much as the makeup!!


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