|February 10, 2016||Posted by Holly Marie under Life and Times in our House, Munchkin Meals, Recipe, Toddler|
As a food allergy mom I make all of the meals, every day, all day. Emma Marie loves eating a multitude of items throughout the day so I try to give her a TON of options so that I can sit at the table and enjoy mealtime with my kids. Sitting down and eating every meal with them is definitely possible and a fabulous way to get connected throughout the day.
Every week I go to the grocery store or our big box store and grab the fresh produce that is currently on sale. With Raymond’s allergies that narrows it down a bit to what I can purchase. Food prep happens immediately after I get home with the boxes of veggies and fruit as it is much easier to get it all done in one fell swoop.
Everything is washed, cut up, and placed in storage so that when the kids want a snack or I am getting a meal ready I can easily add a few fresh veggies or a fruit to their plate. Plus being able to ensure fabulous Organic options from Stonyfield with their new line of yoTot Organic just makes my old mom heart all warm and fuzzy. Plus, they taste GOOD. Healthy and delicious? Totally possible.
My other favorite way to help with meal planning are batching large meat meals.
Pulled Chicken RECIPE
1 can of chicken broth
2 diced yellow onions
2 tablespoons garlic salt
1 lb of frozen chicken breast
Slow cooker on High- 4.5 Hours
PLUS Taco Tuesday and Homemade Pizza Night Friday are weekly favorites for my two kids and I. I LOVE tacos. I think if I had to eat one type of food for the rest of my life tacos would be it. NOMNOM.
Emma Marie LOVES when she gets special treats… like her new set of OXO Tot meal set! She literally did the happiest of happy dances when she opened up the package. Mail sure is fun with kids and this personalized plate, silverware, and sippy cup are what her dreams are made of.
OXO Tot Training Fork & Spoon Set
OXO Tot Twist Lid Water Bottle for Big Kids (12 Oz)
OXO Tot Divided Plate with Removable Training Ring and Dipping Center
OXO Tot Grape Cutter
OXO Tot 2 Piece Roll Up Bib
OXO Tot Flippy Snack Cup with Travel Lid
OXO Tot Baby Blocks Freezer Storage Containers
A LONG time ago when Raymond was just a little baby I used OXO Tot Storage Containers to save and freeze all of the homemade baby purees that I made. I saved a lot of money making his own baby food and the storage containers are now used for snacks when we go to the Zoo, the park, or just a trip to Nana’s house. Those products have stood the test of time and I am happy to stand by them and tell you how the quality and durability(hello baby and toddlers dropping things) of this line is bar none.
Do you need a grape cutter? Well, do you value your time and the tips of your fingers?
I sure hope so!
This fabulous invention helps cut grapes up FAST in four small sections. Love that my sub-par knife handling skills are no longer tested on the tedious task of cutting up grapes. Safety first. And yes, I still cut up their grapes.
Don’t forget as you sit down for dinner tonight, be it with friends or loved ones, to ask this very important question. I can not tell you how much it means to our little family.
Thank you to Stonyfield for sponsoring this post. As always all opinions are 100% my own.
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