Now that Amelia is a toddler she is much better with her food. Gone are the days of struggling to get her to eat what I want and messy pouches. She still has her days where she is super picky and will launch everything I give her on the floor and refuse to eat it but other than that she is generally enjoying her food. It got me thinking, does she eat healthy? I must say I think we do a pretty good job at giving her healthy food, of course she had the odd treat which consists of quavers, milky bar and some of our chips if we are eating out to keep her quiet. But on the whole she eats rather healthily.
I'd say the past two months have been the real change, that's when I began to notice a big difference in what she ate. Originally she started off on the typical finger foods such as toast, cucumber, strawberries, banana and she would usually have these throughout the day. However now she will eat pretty much what ever I give her. Some times the first time she tries something she can be a little unsure but if I persist she will try it.
Here's what Amelia generally eats on a day to day basis:
- Toast and fruit of some sort. Usually this is strawberries or banana as they are her favourites but I do like to introduce new fruits such as kiwi, melon and pineapple.
- Waffles with banana or strawberries. We love waffles in our house and I recently started having them for breakfast. I cut them up small for Amelia and sometimes do them in the microwave to warm them up.
- Pancakes and fruit. I usually buy blueberry pancakes for a bit of flavour and pair it up with some other fruit and syrup.
- Cereal or porridge with fruit. Amelia loves rice crispies! Sometimes she will eat porridge but thats only very often.
-Sometimes she will just have a yoghurt or a couple of frubes.
Lunchtime can vary, some days she will only eat snacky foods but on a good day she will eat Sandwiches, noodles, bagel with tuna and cucumber, cheese, cocktail sausages, strawberries, bread. If we are out and about I usually bring a container full of snack type foods along with a pouch just incase but she usually ends up eating most of our food.
This is the tricky meal of the day. She will always want to eat what ever we are eating but usually only tries it and throws it on the floor. She loves spaghetti, casserole, stir fry, chicken fried rice, fish cakes, pasta, carbonara, pizza, potatoes and about it that she will eat for dinner. She will only eat a few mouthfuls and then end up throwing it on the floor unless it's noodles and she will eat them for ever if i'd let her.
I've also had a lot of people asking me on either Instagram or on here where I got Amelia's highchair and cover from. The highchair is the Mothercare High T Highchair and the cover is the vintage floral design by Messy Me I love it! Its so easy to clean after meal times and keeps the high chair in excellent condition.
Of course dinner time gets messy!