About 6 months ago, when my daughter was 17 months old, I created a post that showed what she ate for an entire week. It was my hope that my post would help another mom/dad to get ideas for feeding their own little one, something that I struggled with for a long time. Well, Olive is almost 2 years old now (just one more month!), so I thought it might be interesting to do it again. She eats a lot of the same things she did at 17 months, but there are some differences. Some things you might want to know:
- My husband and I have recently adopted a vegan diet. That means no meat, no dairy products, no eggs, and no animal products of any kind. What does that mean for my daughter? Pretty much the same. We took her off whole dairy milk (we were going to stop at 2 years anyway) and switched over to almond milk. She used to eat eggs a lot, so there is no more of that. When we decided to go vegan, we still had meat and cheese in the house. You will see some meat and cheese in some of the meals below - Olive got to help finish it all (my husband and I ate something different), but it's gone now and we won't be buying more.
- Even though I am vegan, I am choosing to still buy yogurt for Olive. I think yogurt has a ton of good things for her and I don't want to let my choices take away something from her that is so healthy.
- She drinks about 10 oz of almond milk in the morning and about 8 oz at night. We plan on weaning it a little when she turns two, offering it more throughout the day in smaller amounts. I also let her have water throughout the day when she wants it.
- Most days, Olive eats what we eat. But she is a toddler! I occasionally make her something different because she doesn't want what I serve her (or I can't because it's too spicy).
- This is actually a little more than a week. There are 8 breakfasts, 9 lunches, and 8 dinners. So....bonus! :)
- If you want to know the recipe to something below, just leave a comment and I'll let you know! :)
Okay then, without further adieu....
|blueberry muffin, sliced grapes, cup of veggie/fruit smoothie (homemade)|
|vegan whole wheat pancakes with pure maple syrup, chunks of colby-jack cheese, applesauce|
|oatmeal with mixed berries, flax meal & almond milk|
|yogurt mixed with applesauce & flaxmeal, vegan whole wheat blueberry pancakes|
|English muffin with natural peanut butter & all-fruit spread, sliced grapes, chunks of colby-jack cheese|
|banana, potato-onion-bean scramble|
|yogurt with applesauce & flaxmeal, rye toast with vegan butter, sliced grapes|
|warm quinoa with chopped bananas and coconut milk|
|peanut butter & fruit spread sandwich, fresh tropical fruit mix, small cup of almond milk|
|whole wheat crackers, chunks of colby-jack cheese, hummus|
|vegan quinoa "burger" and hummus sandwich, clementine wedges|
|grilled cheese sandwich, black beans, cantaloupe|
|cous-cous, corn, tomato & white bean salad|
|watermelon, whole wheat cracker, bean-cucumber-corn salad|
|hummus on lavash bread, banana & blueberries|
|watermelon, peanut butter & fruit spread on pita bread|
|bean & rice burrito (BRC burrito from El Pollo Loco, minus the cheese), frozen blueberries|
|crispy chicken bites (last of the meat!), roasted brussels sprouts & carrots, lemony yogurt dipping sauce|
|sweet potato chunks, broccoli, avo-dilla|
|veggie burger, sweet potato tater tots|
|roasted zucchini, frozen peas, slice of cheese pizza|
|vegan "chicken" patty, frozen banana chunks, fruit/veggie smoothie|
|roasted broccoli, carrots & cauliflower, homemade spaghetti & cheese|
|pinto bean soup, baked potato fries, brocolli & cauliflower|
|vegan quinoa sloppy joe, vegan potato salad (note: This is my serving - I forgot to take a picture of hers before she started eating.)|
I hope some of these ideas inspire you to create some new meals in your own home. Happy Eatings! :)