Tuesday, April 10

what my toddler eats.

LO had mama's milk until he was 11 months old, and he quit on his own accord. i began supplementing his diet by introducing solids at 7 months. you can read about it here.

he'll be 17 months old in a few days. and, his diet hasn't changed too much. he eats more now, of course. and, he won't eat it if he doesn't want to.

i was pretty progressive about solids. i made all of his baby food fresh and from scratch. i still do. if you want to know more about making your own baby food, read this. we started with carrots. before you know it, he was eating steak and eggs.

right now, he is sensitive to berries, tomatoes, and citrus fruits. they cause a terrible diaper rash, so we just avoid them.

this boy eats everything else. there was no magic to get him to eat. i just fed him...everything. so, he ate...everything. the only thing i can think of is that his food was fresh. have you ever had green beans out of a baby food jar? it's gross, super gross. it tastes nothing like this.

sure, there are things he doesn't like...zucchini and peas. but, i still give them to him now and again. feeding your kiddo fresh whole foods can seem like a challenge.

but, with a little planning, it's easy. here's a list of what my boy eats. this list is by no means complete. these foods are the popular ones in the rotation.


all of our veggies are steamed, baked, or sauteed. i mostly use olive oil, but i also use butter. to add a little flavor, i throw in crushed garlic, garlic powder, and onion powder here and there.

acorn squash
butternut squash
green beans
brussel sprouts


LO's eating all of his fresh fruit whole and sliced. i saute his apples for nice treat.



i cook all meats well-done. i don't have to do much with meat. this boy eats meat. i usually give him his veggies first, cause if he sees the meat, he won't touch the veggies and will demand a second helping of meat.

ground beef
beef steak
beef sausage
ground elk
elk sausage
pork sausage
pork chops

other proteins:

peanut butter
beans, on occasion


all the dairy he eats is full fat.

whole cow's milk
cheddar cheese
goat cheese
mozzarella cheese
cottage cheese


he gets a snack around 3pm. no cereals, puffs, cookies, or crackers...you can read about the "whiteout" movement here. although, we do have brown rice cereal in the pantry for those upset tummy days.



LO doesn't drink any juices or sodas.


typical day:

breakfast - 1 egg over easy, a slice of bacon,  1/2 a banana, and 5 oz of whole milk
lunch - 4 oz of meat, 4 oz of veggies, and water
snack - 2 oz of cheese, 2 oz of fruit, 5 oz of whole milk
dinner - 4 oz of meat, 4 oz of veggies, and water

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