We try and eat a fairly clean diet with foods that are as unprocessed as possible. It doesn’t always work out, Sometimes it is just easier to give the girl a biscuit!Breakfast: For breakfast we often have cereal because it’s quick and easy. On this day we had wholewheat blueberry wheats. Rosalie likes these as she can pick them out with her hands. She uses her spoon a lot more now but this is a great cereal for toddlers just starting to use a spoon as they are easy for them to scoop up.
What we eat in a day24th February 2016
Rosalie eats really well. There are very few foods Rosie won’t eat, and she nearly always clears her plate. I decided to film a what we eat in a day video over on my channel so you can see the types of food we eat.
Snack: As a mid-morning snack Rosalie had a box of raisins. I have only just started giving Rosalie raisins but they make such a great snack, especially on the go as there is no mess!
Lunch: We have jacket potato and tuna for lunch at least once a week. I prick the jacket potatoes and put them in the microwave for 12 minutes. So easy and it means you get a nice hot lunch in under 15 minutes. I mix 1 tin of tuna with a LARGE spoonful of mayo and an equally LARGE spoonful of natural yogurt. Rosalie and I then have this half each.
Although not strictly clean as it comes from a tin the benefits of Tuna are so great it makes up for it. Tuna is one of the healthiest foods that a growing child can eat. It is an excellent source of protein and is easily digestible by young children.
Tinned tuna is also low in fat and calories, contains essential vitamins and minerals and is rich in omega-3 fatty acids – which are especially important during early childhood for eye and brain development.
Snack: As an afternoon snack Rosalie and I had some energy balls. I made these myself a few weeks ago now and I just keep them in the fridge and we have a few every now and then. The recipe for these energy balls can be found on my blog. Rosalie has started to ask for ‘choc-choc’ and I sneakily give her these instead, he he! I had a coffee with mine too.Dinner: Comfort food time! We had some steak in the fridge that needed using up so I decided to make a slow cooker stew for dinner. Rosalie has never had stew before so it was a new one for us.
We didn’t have any carrots or celery so I ended up making it with the veg we had in the fridge: sweet potato, normal potato, and peppers. Not your normal stew vegetable combo but it actually tasted really nice. Rosalie loved dipping her slices of bread and butter into the stew and picked all the vegetables out. We even had enough leftovers for lunch the next day. Winning!
Before Bed: Rosalie will have a beaker of cows milk before bed whilst we snuggle on the sofa watching in the night garden.
So there you have it. That’s what we eat in a day. I hope you have enjoyed seeing what we eat If you’d like some more posts like this let me know in the comments below.