|Where we spend a lot of time! They are always hungry.|
My children are as different as apples and oranges. Elizabeth doesn't eat many different foods, but is always hungry. Edward is just always hungry and will eat just about anything. As of last week, I am sending breakfast, lunch and snacks with Elizabeth to daycare. She has been having an intense sugar craving lately and I realized it is time for her to detox. So instead of whatever she has been eating at daycare, she is getting healthier alternatives to help her get rid of the cravings. I think we will keep this up for a couple weeks and see if it helps make a difference and maybe she will start to eat a few different foods as well.
So now I am on the hunt to get some new ideas for easy meals for her. Today's menu was fairly simple and based on items she does like to eat.
Breakfast: Plain Yogurt, Sunflower Seeds, two Prunes, Orange Sections
Snack #1: 1/2 Cliff Bar, Banana
Lunch: Chicken Nuggets, Cheese, Carrots/Celery with Ranch Dressing
Snack #2: 1/2 Cliff Bar, Orange Sections
Snack #3: Homemade Hummus, Vegetables (ones leftover from lunch)
We need to get more vegetables into her rotation, but she just will not eat them. And I can't hide them in things like soups, macaroni and cheese, or spaghetti sauce because she won't eat those items either... I will have to do some thinking and research to see what else I can do to help her eat some different foods.
But for the rest of us, here is what we plan on using up from the pantry this week because we are still trying to use up what we have at home!
- Oatmeal, Bananas, Oranges or Apples
- Protein Shakes
- Green Smoothies
- Dinner Leftovers
- Snack-y Lunch (cheese, vegetables, fruit, lunch meat, nuts, avocado, hummus)
- Baked Pork Chops (BBQ), Baked Potatoes, Broccoli
- Spicy Lentil Soup, Bread sticks
- Tacos & Fixings
- Hearty Chili Pie (similar to this recipe, only with chili), Broccoli
- Beef, Potato & Carrot Bake (in the Crock Pot)
- Homemade Pizza
- Lasagna Casserole, Bread sticks, Broccoli