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What Samuel eats in a day!

It feels like such a long time since I did one of these posts and I’m sure I say it every time but I am going to try and make them more regular.

Breakfast

Samuel had Rice Krispies with cows milk and a fruit bar for breakfast. He ate everything. Samuel really enjoys cereal and will usually eat it all.

Snack

Samuel had 3 blueberry rice cakes. He sometimes doesn’t have a snack in the morning it depends on his nap time.

Lunch

Samuel had beans and dinosaur toast. He is very hit and miss with toast but cutting it into dinosaur shapes seemed to do the trick. He ate the whole lot and even had some more beans off my plate. He had a fromage frais for after.

Snack

We met some friends at the play barn and Samuel had the Pom Bears spotted as soon as we got in there so we shared a bag. He also had some Kiddylicious smoothie melts.

Dinner/tea

Samuel had cottage pie that was packed with carrots, peas and mushrooms. He also had some sweetcorn which he loves. For afters he had some raisins.

Bedtime

Before Samuel went to sleep he had a bottle of cows milk.

So there we go. I would love to hear what you give your toddlers to eat. Always after some inspiration!

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What Samuel eats in a day pt 3

It’s been a while. Being back at work as left me with no time at all. Here is what a gave Samuel to eat today.

Pre breakfast

Samuel woke early today, about 5:30, and had been restless from about 2am so had a lot of breast milk during the night.

Breakfast

Whilst I prepared Samuels weatabix he had some rice crispies. These are great for practicing that pincer grip. He had his weatabix with warm whole milk and some water to drink.

Morning Snack

Samuel had a tiny piece of tea cake and shared a bag of quavers with his cousin.

Lunch

For lunch I gave Samuel a crumpet thin and some cream cheese. He had some apple and grapes for afterwards. He actually only ate a couple of bites of the crumpet and 1 slice of apple. Not sure why. He loves all those things. Samuel can be very hit and miss at lunch time. He had some more water to drink.

Afternoon Snack

Samuel had an Ella’s Kitchen Red One smoothie. He also had a Fruit Shoot Hydro to drink.

Dinner/Tea

Samuel had chicken breast, mashed potato, peas, sweetcorn, mushrooms and low salt gravy. He ate nearly all of it and the chicken had disappeared before I even had chance to take a picture. Again he had more water to drink and a fromage frais for after.

Bedtime

Samuel had some growing up milk before he went to sleep.

Again nothing fancy just an average day.

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Weaning Wednesday – What Samuel eats in a day pt 2

Here we are as promised another what I give Samuel to eat in a day. To be honest I completely forgot so definitely not jazzed up in any way.

Pre breakfast

Samuel woke at 4am so had some breast milk and quickly went back to sleep. He had a little bit more when he woke up properly at 7am.

Breakfast

Whilst I prepared breakfast Samuel had some Bear alphabet cereal.

He then had some fruit toast. Which he loved and ate the whole lot. He had water to drink.

Morning Snack

When Samuel woke from his nap he had about 4 Kiddylicious lentil crisps and some more water. We visited his Aunty and he also had a cookie.

Lunch

Samuel doesn’t seem to like Sandwiches so I am trying out different things instead. Today I gave him bagels with cream cheese. He didn’t seem in the slightest bit interested in them either. He did eat some freeze dried apple and a rice pudding though.

Afternoon snack

Samuel had a few organix carrot crisps and a Ella’s Kitchen Green One smoothie. He had some more water and a Fruit shoot hydro.

Dinner/Tea

Samuel had a Little Dish cottage pie which he loved and ate the whole thing. It is packed full of veg so felt a bit better about his lack of food earlier. He had a side of sweetcorn and a fromage frais for pudding.

Bedtime

Samuel had some growing up milk and a top up of breast milk.

There we go. I will definitely try and keep this up.

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Weaning Wednesday-Snacks

Healthy snacks are great when it’s not Samuel’s breakfast/lunch/tea time but we are eating or enjoying a snack ourselves. Because he is so interested in what we are eating giving Samuel something stops him from grabbing our food (sometimes not the healthy option. Doh!)

Samuels first introduction to snacks were the Kiddylicious wafers which he loved. The simple flavours were perfect for a first taste and they melted quickly. 

Samuel then tried the Ella’s Kitchen Melty Puffs. These came in savoury flavours such as carrot and parsnip and leek and tomato. They quickly became a favourite with Samuel and really helped him develop the skills needed for finger foods. He now picks them up with ease, passes them from one hand to the other, uses his tongue to push out any big bits and chews them well. 

Another savoury favourite are the Organix rice cakes. These are a bit harder and take Samuel a lot longer to eat. 

We have also tried Samuel on the Heinz Biscotti. He has tried apple and banana and definitely prefers the apple. The banana ones get sucked on for a few seconds then he finds it more fun to bash them on the highchair until they break up. 

This week we have added raspberries to the Biubee Baby Food Feeder but not convinced he was keen. I think he liked the cold on his gums but kept pulling a face when he got a taste of the raspberries. 

As parents we are not going to be ones who say he definitely can’t ever have something and within reason we will let him try anything. Obviously we won’t let him have sweet things all the time but as a treat it is fine. At the moment Samuel loves going to Grandma and Grandads and having a ginger biscuit. 

What snacks do your little ones enjoy?