Happy What I Ate Wednesday, my friends! How is your week going so far? The weather has been pretty perfect here so I’m a happy momma.
Today I thought it would be fun to share a day of eats for both myself and Ryan. I used to do this every week back when I started doing WIAW’s (You can see them all on the baby led weaning page – Ryan was so tiny!!) but I haven’t done it for a while (except when I did that day in the life post – must do again!) So today I’m going to share all of our eats from Monday!
Me – coffee, nuts, cheese. I’m usually not too hungry in the morning and sometimes if I eat too early I get stomach pains, so I try to keep it small.
Ryan – 2 eggs with ketchup, cheddar cheese, tomatoes and PB apples. (the cheese was originally just in the eggs, but toddlers will be toddlers.
Me – half of a leftover burger from Saturday fried up with some onion. (unpictured, but trust me, you’re welcome. ugly town.)
Ryan – Strawberry banana smoothie with Alex. I didn’t grab a picture because the kid moves like lightening, but I promise you it looked a little neater than this smoothie experience.
Me – I was taking pictures for yesterday’s post so I had the leftovers – spinach feta egg nest.
Ryan – PB&J toast, tomatoes with balsamic, feta cheese, and a lot of frozen blueberries. He was super hot from the park and playing outside, so I figured they would help.
Me – Another coffee (oops) and some more nuts. (with a side of nakey baby because he spit up all over himself. Mom of the year.
Ryan – He napped really (really) late so just raisins and bread while I was making us dinner.
Me – 2 mini burgers and 1 chicken thigh over greens plus grilled onion and yellow squash.
Ryan – 1 mini burger, half of a chicken thigh (ketchup added later.) grilled squash, sweet potatoes, tomatoes and mozzarella. Long story short, I pulled all the stops out trying to get him to eat in his highchair (trucks and multiple water bottles on the tray..) but he threw a huge fit. I let him out, letting him know he wasn’t getting anything different and he ran to play. Then he ran back and tried to eat my dinner. (#momlife, for real) So I started to hand him his, and he ate out of my lap. BUT he ate, and he ate the original dinner I gave him, so win, right? RIGHT!?!?
A seemingly never ending stream of unpictured snacks – tomatoes, nuts, a spoonful of almond butter, a cheese stick… This diet makes me so hungry plus Owen is going through a lot of nursing and a sleep regression sooooo…
And that’s it! So tell me – moms, any tips for getting kiddos to eat sitting in their chair/at the table? Eat any snack that are kind of strange? Let me know in the comments!
Susie @ SuzLyfe says
I would take either of your menus! Ryan is a good eater!
why has ryan been napping so late? doesn’t that throw off his bedtime/nighttime sleep?
Heather @ Polyglot Jot says
Yum! Looks so delicious—sometimes the ugliest foods are the most delicious! Not good for insta and the blog though haha!
Do you guys all eat at the table at the same time as he is in his chair? My niece is hit or miss with wanting to sit still!
Emily Swanson says
Wow, yes I would eat either plate (like Suz said). They all look really good. How is the diet shift going? You are really disciplined!
Wow all of that looks so good!! how do you do it? I can barely manage with just a newborn!
Ellen @ My Uncommon Everyday says
Your food looks like my kinda food! I need to grill onions. And I sometimes have endless evening snacks, too. Spoon after spoon of almond butter, handful after handful of pistachios…
Stephanie @ Wholesome Paradise says
I can only imagine how difficult it must be to be a mom of a toddler. I’m a nanny (which is totally not the same thing as #momlife at all….but good ‘birth control’ nonetheless) and I can tell you the struggle is real when it comes to meal times and getting kids to eat. The only thing the kid wants to eat is Lucky Charms. And he just picks out the marshmallows. But I am learning that if you want your kid to eat good food, don’t have bad foods as an option.
alexandra @ my urban family says
Ryan eats better than I do haha I’m pulling inspiration from this post though for my grocery trip tonight!
I have been craving meat this week so that dinner looks SOOO good right now! I always make mini burgers, but on accident because I forget how much they shrink (lol).
I loved seeing Ryan’s eats. I’d take them for myself!
Mm even the mention of your half burger has me craving one. With cheeeeeeseee.
Ryan eats so well! Good for him! I’d take either of your days.
Kristy from Southern In Law says
Sometimes I think the battle to get a kid to stay in their chair totally isn’t worth it – especially if they then end up so upset they don’t even want to eat what you’re trying to get them to eat anyway!
I am loving the look of alllllll of this food – both the kid and Mom versions 😉
Wow the struggle is real, but good job mom way to stand by your guns! I hope to raise my children to eat real and whole foods most of the time even when it is a struggle I know it will be better for them in the long run!