I’m moving a little slow today… and have been all weekend. Unfortunately DS and I both have colds. So… we all took it easy this weekend.
Because of this I decided to put together a sample menu for you (the menu I created for DS this week) as our next edition to the Nutrition for Toddlers Series. Hopefully you can read it… it was way easier (in my usually wrong opinion…we’ll see) to save a “picture” of the chart, than to re-type it in here.
Keep in mind that I am not striving for perfect (I think I would go mad), and that I too am still learning the ins and outs of feeding my little one the right balanced diet. I strove for getting the right number of servings in each category and tried to make the foods somewhat diverse. That is definitely something I will need to work on. Take a look and let me know what you think.
You will notice there are several foods that appear and reappear throughout the week (i.e. cottage cheese and mashed potatoes). This is because I have them this week… so we eat them. I will be making up a big batch of mashed potatoes to eat throughout the week… and the cottage cheese we will eat while we have it. Next week we may skip the cottage cheese and have something else.
You will also notice bananas on the menu every other day because they really are DS’s favorite. I have to hide them during the day because if he sees them he will want one… whether he’s hungry or not. I try to separate the potatoes and the bananas into different days since they are both high in potassium. (More nutrient details will come down the road.)
The dinners are our regular family dinners. DS eats almost everything we do (though DH and I will have salad a couple of those nights). Want more family dinner ideas??? Visit Meal Plan Monday!
For more ideas on healthy lunches for the family, visit Keeper of the Home!