This used to be a regular series here on the blog. I'd have to say toddler eating habits get a little less interesting than in the beginning when you're first introducing new foods. With that being said, I thought it would be helpful to write an update on Owen's eating habits, especially for those of you wondering just what he eats, especially since we are all mostly vegan.
I have to laugh, when I wrote this post, I realized how our healthy habits are rubbing off on him - he calls chia seeds "sprinkles", "juice" is water and lemon, he asks for "protein" (a chocolate brown rice powder we sometimes add to his milk). We have a funny child, and I love it.
- Green Smoothie (almost the same as the Something Gorgeous Mama smoothie minus the superfoods/supplements)
- Super Oatmeal - oatmeal, nut butter, banana, powdered infant probiotics, hemp hearts or chia seeds aka "sprinkles"!
- Berries - any kind of berries, he loves them!
- Almond or Coconut Yogurt
- Cucumbers, carrots
- Mary's Flax Crackers
- Nuts, seeds - almonds, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds
- Veggie pouches
Snack/Before Nap Time:
- Bottle with Almond Milk (occasionally with brown rice protein powder). We're still trying to figure out how to break the bottle before nap and bed habit. Cause this kid is like a bottle and "juice" (water and lemon juice) hoarder in his crib - he won't sleep without them all in there!
- Brown rice wraps and roasted sweet potato and black-beans
- Grilled Tofu (not everyday so not to raise estrogen levels, tempeh can be a better choice since it has less).
- Green pea noodles (from Costco!) or brown rice pasta with tomato sauce and nutritional yeast (for Vitamin B12)
- Chickpea salad (ground chickpeas, sea salt, dill, vegan mayo)
- Hard-boiled eggs
- Gluten-free/vegan donuts
- Dark chocolate (or even better Lily's chocolate chips, they're made with Stevia!)
- Homemade cookies
On average a 1-3 year old needs 16g of protein, and I find this really easy to accomplish with the foods listed above.
What are your toddler's favourites?