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Thursday, April 29, 2010
Feeling Like The Lunch Lady?
Today while Amelia was in preschool I took the boys to the local library for the baby story time. We met a mom of twin boys who are just a couple weeks younger than the boys.
As we were chatting she asked what kinds of things the boys like to eat these days. Then she sighed and said, "I just feel like I serve them the same things all the time."
I laughed and assured her that every mom feels like that.
I often feel like the school lunch ladies I grew up with. They served the same dozen or so meals over and over. Monday? Tater tot hot dish. Wednesday? Hamburgers. Friday? Must be pizza day! I'll bet the lunch ladies got bored with the predictability of it, too.
So let's shake it up a bit. Swap some ideas. Your "same old things" might be new to me! What do you feed your kids? (Suzy, I'm hoping you'll post your rice pudding recipe!)
As for us, right now at almost 19 months, my boys like avocado, peas, sweet potatoes, cooked carrots, blueberries (they LOVE blueberries!), chicken, scrambled eggs with cheese and broccoli, rice, and noodles of any kind including spinach ravioli -- especially with red sauce. They are crazy about bananas, eating 14 in 48 hours recently. The boys also like hot dogs (I buy nitrate-free turkey dogs), hummus and asparagus, too.
My theory is that the more different foods I feed my kids now, the more likely they are to enjoy a wide variety of foods as they get older. It has worked pretty well with Amelia, who loves red peppers and eats guacamole and asparagus without protest.
Plus the sooner everyone eats the same thing, the better off I will be, since I'm the one cooking! Amelia almost always eats what Jeff and I eat, and I've been starting to try the boys out on some dishes. The other night I made jambalaya and pulled some out for the kids before I added all the heat to it. I was thrilled when everyone ate it!
So, how about you? What do your kids eat? What are some of your favorite meals and snacks? Do tell. We're all ears!
© Trippin' Mama 2010