weekly meals // toddler eats.
Something happened recently: I became a mama of two toddlers. Penelope's birthday is in a few days and I'll be honest, I am already sneaking a little milk in her bottles. A few weeks ago I decided that I was done pumping, and Penelope decided she was done nursing. I took it as a sign to let myself off the hook in that department. I slowly weaned off the pumping and it has officially been a week since I have last hooked myself up to the "juicer." Hooray!
With this new stage in our daily routine, transitioning baby to real food, I was met with the task of actually preparing food for a second child. Elliott is the pickiest eater ever and it is so tough to feed him. I hate to say it, but for the most part he eats whatever he wants. I do a lot of "hiding" when it comes to cooking and I am not ashamed to admit it. The dinnertime stare down is a huge struggle.
Let's couple that with the cold hard truth that I am a working mom. I don't have a lot of time to get lunches packed for the day or dinner on the table. We get home at nearly 6 pm most days and quite often it's a mad dash to get food in their mouths. Another thing I am not ashamed to admit: the kids eat a lot of canned foods. Fruit in 100% juice, no-salt added peas and beans, and on occasion, a can of Spaghettios.
Our meal plan for last week:
Mom & Dad: Leftover split pea soup & grilled cheese sandwiches.
Elliott & Penelope: Grilled cheese sandwiches & canned peas (Elliott refused his).
Mom, Dad & Elliott: Homemade pizza & salad. Elliott also had a vegetable squeezie pouch.
Penelope: Rice cereal, more peas.
Mom & Dad: Tacos & rice.
Elliott & Penelope: Scrambled eggs with spinach & a little cheese.
Mom & Dad: Leftover tacos.
Elliott & Penelope: Another scramble.
Mom & Dad: Tuna melts & coleslaw.
Elliott: Quesadilla & applesauce.
Penelope: Rice cereal.
How did your meal planning go last week?