A week in the life of our tummies

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Please ignore all horrible formatting issues – this was written on my phone and is less than perfect!

But I have people asking us about food all the time. What do you feed toddlers? Vegetarian toddlers? Baby led weaning kids, one of whom is allergic to everything?

This is what we had last week- a week’s worth of food with no meat, eggs, peanuts – and no fighting, no food power struggles, no grief. Glorious!

Monday

Pre breakfast
Milk for coconut

Breakfast

Wholegrain Cheerios (with oat milk, we don’t do cows milk)
Plums
Water

Snack
Organic herb and tomato puffs
Bananas
Water

Lunch
Pizzadillas (tomato paste, broccoli, carrots, olives, mature cheddar)
Baby oranges
Milk
Water

Snack

Water
Milk
Fruit sticks (apricot, pear)
Crackers

Dinner

Mexican bean burgers (patties only)
Green beans (only ever had plain, but tried mixed herbs and butter on them tonight)
Mashed red potatoes (smash)
Nectarines
Organic yogurt (peach, raspberry)

Tuesday

Breakfast

Cheerios
Plums
Organic yogurt – strawberry

Snack
Water
Crackers
Raisins
Milk

Lunch

Potato waffle
Cod fish fingers
Green peas
Blueberries
Milk
Water

Snack
Water
Dilute juice
Organic carrot and pumpkin rice cakes
Olives
Fruit stick
Grapes

Dinner
Existere’s awesome bean soup – red kidney beans, black eyed beans (better with black beans but all shops near us apparently no longer stock), sweetcorn, chopped tomatoes (in the liquid), garlic, chili powder

Baked long baguettes
Milk
Water
Sliced mature cheddar
Bananas
Baby oranges
Organic yogurt – strawberry

Wednesday
Breakfast
Cheerios and milk
Plums
Oranges
Water
Plain bagels w/ cream cheese

Snack
Oat cakes/crackers
Water

Lunch
Creamy veggie soup
Hummus (carmelized onion) sandwiches (wholemeal bread)
Weird red fancy pears

Snack
Organic herb puffs
Water
Olives
Chocolate chip granola bar (one third each)

Apple /  pear – literally minutes before dinner, so don’t know where to put these!

Dinner
New potatoes, chopped into chunks with melted mature cheddar
Baked beans
Cherry tomatoes
Organic yogurt – raspberry, peach

Snack
Wholemeal toast w butter

Thursday

Breakfast
Cheerios
Plums
Toast
Water

Snack
Strawberries
Rice cakes
Juice

Lunch
Lentil soup
Full fat cream cheese sandwiches (referred to as ‘poor man’s sandwiches by us!)
Weird red fancy pears
Water

Snack
Baby carrots
Apples
Milk
Water

Dinner
Dominos fully loaded veggie pizza
Baby oranges
Organic yogurt – strawberry

Friday

Breakfast
Cheerios
Bananas
Water

Snack
Organic yogurt – apricot
Blueberries
Organic tomato and herb puffs
Water

Grapes

Lunch
Mandarin oranges
Blueberries (fruit given while I made lunch, as both freakishly napped before lunch and woke up starving!)
Toddler crack (wholegrain twisty noodles, bit of green pesto, some shredded mature cheddar)
Baked beans
Water

Snack
Chocolate (given by someone else tho I kept saying no! Ha. Broke the giant bars in half. I ate the pieces I took from kids. Score.)
Crackers
Fruit sticks
Water
Olives

Dinner
Italian vegetarian sausages (tofu based)
Potato waffles
Broccoli
Carrots
Honeydew melon
Organic yogurt – peach, strawberry

Daily liquid vitamins for vegan/veggie children

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9 Responses to “A week in the life of our tummies”

  1. Liv Says:

    Interesting thanks! And if your local supermarket which stopped selling black beans starts with a ‘T’ like ours does, they moved them to the section with dried beans, fruit, lentils etc. next to the ‘free from’ stuff I noticed the other day. Also they have dried ones there too. Not sure why they decided that black beans can’t be friends with all the other tinned beans any longer.

    • existere Says:

      My god. It is the T store. We get delivered groceries and they stopped bringing black beans. They now aren’t available on the site. I’ll die if its because they just don’t know where to look in store.

  2. Liv Says:

    p.s. is it weird when somebody new starts commenting on your blog? I’m being hideously paranoid that I shouldn’t be doing this for some reason.

    • existere Says:

      It is FABULOUS when someone new comments. Makes me feel good. Also becomes an opportunity for a two way street of communication, which I like.

      • Liv Says:

        OK phew – felt a bit like jumping in on someone’s conversation without introducing myself first, but it’s a funny thing to try and introduce yourself in a comments box about a whole different subject.

        • existere Says:

          Well, you know, paypal and black beans are the way to do it. Though I asked TMD and she says ours were always in that other place and now are no more. So she needs to go to the W store to try to find them. 😉

          • Liv Says:

            Love the W store, but my bank account doesn’t – too many tempting things to buy. Particularly the sweet potato falafels from the chiller bit – ooh and the spicy sweetcorn fritters as well.

            Hope the black beans moving in our store isn’t a precursor to them disappearing then.

  3. Christy Says:

    This is so interesting. I’m going to have to start tracking what I feed Lily and do a post like this. I don’t ever do a fancy snack like the ones you mentioned. Snacks usually consist of crackers or string cheese. I might have to try and be more organized with them.

    • existere Says:

      Our at home snacks might seem fancy, but are pretty casual. And often are actually two lots of food. Snort goes into the fridge to help himself when hungry, while Coconut let’s me know by standing in front of me and proclaiming, ‘eat!’

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