I need some help, gang. Anja has really slowed down her eating lately. She had been just wolfing down huge portions (yet somehow staying at 22 lbs) until this past week. I think it’s probably just that she’s getting pickier or that a growth spurt has ended, but I want to make sure that’s all it is, not that she is sick of the food I’m serving her. See, I think I’m in a bit of a food rut. So I need ideas! Here are a few examples of what she’ll get for meals.
Breakfast: Oatmeal, bananas and milk, almost every day
Lunch: Some sort of protein like beans, cheese, shredded chicken (rarely) or egg, yogurt
Veggies like steamed broccoli, baked sweet potatoes, boiled carrots, cucumbers, peppers, mushrooms, etc.
A fruit like pears, grapes, peaches/nectarines, clementines/oranges, etc.
a whole grain like barley, bread, rice or pasta
milk and water
Supper: Usually something like her lunches plus some of what we’re having, unless it’s too spicy
Snacks: Teething biscuits, Cheerios, fruit, water (not all at once, but a mix of these)
Soo….her meals are pretty a la carte. I’m not so good at combining all the things to make something more palatable for her. Suggestions? We don’t eat a lot of meat, so any vegetarian options are quite welcome.
On a brighter note, here is my favorite Christmas decoration of my mom’s. My brother and I used to sit in front of it and “play” with the little figures (even though they’re attached), weaving stories and pretending they were walking up and down the lane to each other’s homes. It is very pretty lit up at night. I think I may have to fist fight him for it someday…