Sunday, May 19, 2019

Week Food Diary For My One Year Old.

We are so lucky that Rupert is a very good eater, Ninety percent of the time he will eat the same meals as us. It makes meal times so much easier and allows for quicker food prep.



 I constantly have people on social media asking me about Rupert's eating, his meals and how we got him to be such a good eater. It is down to pure luck I think but we let him take the lead which is so important. 

Initially we were combination feeding, giving purees and then optional finger foods. This went really well for us but at around 8 months Ru was avoiding his purees and was eating more and more of his finger foods rather than playing with them. I am glad I gave finger foods as an extra to begin with because it gave him time to get used to his grip, coordinations with his hand to mouth and gave him a taste for different foods and textures. Meaning that when he could start chewing, as his teeth came through, he was able to get stuck in.

We ditched the purees when he was going for his finger food more, he was telling us he didn't want purees so we took his lead on things. I would always give a yoghurt or puree after he was done with his finger foods to ensure he was full. 

He also now along side the meals and snacks will have three cow's milk bottles.

You're probably thinking why are you telling me all of this? But I think it's important to give you the history of Ru's eating habits so that you don't look at Ru's weekly diet and think 'Why doesn't my one year old eat this much?'.

Every baby is different and every baby is different. The way we did it may not be best for your baby.

Breakfasts

Monday
Warburton's Orange Fruit Loaf Toasted with Unsalted Butter, Handful of Blueberries (Halved).

Tuesday
Weetabix Mini's soaked in Whole Cow's Milk, A Medium sized Banana.

Wednesday
Toast with Unsalted Butter, Mango and Strawberry Yoghurt.

Thursday
Homemade Banana Bread, Strawberries & A Medium sized Banana.

Friday
Weetabix Mini's soaked in Whole Cow's Milk, A Medium sized Banana.

Saturday
Richmond Skinless Sausages, Baked Beans, Toast with Unsalted Butter, Raspberries.

Sunday
Scrambled Egg, Crumpet, Blueberries (Halved), Grapes (Quartered).

Morning Snack

Monday
A strawberry Yoghurt

Tuesday
Organix Strawberry and Apple Oat Bar.

Wednesday
Apple Soreen Bar.

Thursday
A Handful of Blueberries (Halved).

Friday
Small Apple Sliced.

Saturday
Small Slice of Banana Bread.

Sunday
A strawberry Yoghurt and A Handful of Grapes (Quartered).

Lunch

Monday
Tomato Pasta, Avocado, Cherry Tomatoes (Quartered).

Tuesday
Cheese on Toast, Mango, Watermelon.

Wednesday
Pizza style Pinwheel, Avocado, Cucumber (Halved).

Thursday
Fish Fingers, Sweet Potato Wedges, Cherry Tomatoes (Quartered) & Custard Pot.

Friday
Scrambled Egg, Toast with Unsalted Butter, Raspberries & Grapes (Quartered).

Saturday
Cheese Tortilla Wrap, Cucumber (Halved), Blueberries (Halved) & Barney Chocolate Cake Bar.

Sunday
Skinless Sausages, Paw Patrol Spaghetti, Toast with Unsalted Butter & Chocolate Digestive.

Afternoon Snack

Monday
Small Apple Cut into Slices.

Tuesday
Small Slice of Homemade Banana Bread.

Wednesday
A Handful of Blueberries (Halved).

Thursday
Organix Strawberry and Apple Oat Bar.

Friday
Apple Soreen Bar.

Saturday
A Medium sized Banana.

Sunday
A Handful of Blueberries (Halved) & Organix Strawberry and Apple Oat Bar.

Dinner

Monday
Lasagne, Potato Wedges, Cucumber & Custard Pot.

Tuesday
Fish Fingers, Smiley Faces, Paw Patrol Spaghetti & Raspberries.

Wednesday
Cottage Pie, Broccoli & Peach Squeeze Yoghurt.

Thursday
Deconstructed Burgers, Toasted Burger Bun, Meat, Cheese, Cucumber (Halved), Potato Wedges & Blueberries (Halved).

Friday
Tortilla Pizza, Pepper, Cucumber (Halved) & Custard Pot.

Saturday
Cod Fish Cakes, Potato Wedges, Peas (Halved and Squashed), Yoghurt Pot & Mango.

Sunday
Mashed Potato, Broccoli, Carrots, Gravy, Chicken Breast Meat & Barney Chocolate Cake Bar.

This isn't what Ru eats every week it's just an example of one week. It varies depending on what we have in and what we are eating as a family. We don't eat the same every week, obviously. I also try and fill them as much as I can with fresh foods, fruit and veg. We don't always have loads of time to cook, Especially on work nights so freezer food is a go to but I always try and fill them with fruit and veg as I said.

Ru goes to a childminder so some days she is in control of his food, but it's always fresh and again full of the good stuff. I hope this has given you some ideas of foods you can give your little one.

What's your kids favourite meal? Or What was your favourite meal as a kid?
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