OMG guys can I get real with you for a second?
When Patrick (my son) started transitioning to solid foods I freaked the EFF out. Literally this change in his eating habits threw my entire schedule off.
But, my BF quickly reminded me that I was just making things difficult on myself as all of us mommies do, AM I RIGHT???
Well I am about 3 months in to Patrick eating table foods and I feel like I have a legit stash of items that I keep on stock at all times and I want to share them with you to save you the hassle of trying to figure out wtf to feed your toddler!
Stonyfield YoBaby Organic Baby Yogurt - This yogurt is seriously a flipping godsend. Sometimes Patrick is super finicky about eating meat so when that happens I simply grab one of these yogurt cups out of the fridge and he gobbles it up. With 4g of protein it's a great replacement! It comes in yummy flavors like Blueberry, Banana and Apple, plus it's organic. (Even better I sometimes am able to receive cash back for this yogurt on the Ibotta app!)
Mashed Banana (or any other easily mashable fruit/veggie!)- Patrick used to HATE bananas when I first fed them to him, but eventually he got used to the texture and now he loves them. It's so great to have bananas on hand because all I do is peel it, slice it and mash it with a potato masher and it's a quick way for him to get his fruits.
Whole Wheat Toast- Bread may be the easiest thing to feed your baby like ever. Patrick has loved it ever since he began eating solid foods. Toast is one of his breakfast staples and I usually serve it with a cup of yogurt like I mentioned above!
Egg Mugs- Okay, I'll be honest I typically make Patrick's eggs on the stove, but if I'm ever in a time crush or he's freaking the eff out (because what toddler doesn't have frequent meltdowns) I simply crack an egg in a mug, whisk it with some heavy cream or milk and shredded cheese then pop it in the microwave for a minute or so and voila...instant protein-packed meal for baby!
Del Monte Veggie Cups- For some reason I cannot for the life of me find a link to these online, but at Publix (the grocery store I go to) they sell 4-packs of Del Monte Veggie Cups. They have a wide variety of veggies to choose from -- peas, corn, carrots. I typically buy the peas because Patrick wasn't having it with the carrots. Plus, it makes my heart so happy to see how much baby P loves his peas :P
I hope you found these suggestions to be helpful mama. If I ever come up with more I'll definitely let you know!
Do you have a go-to meal idea for your toddler that you are dying to share with other mamas? Feel free to comment below and let us know!
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