Daily Archives: December 5, 2012

Munchkin Meals

Welcome into a day-in-the-life breakdown of my toddler’s meals.  D is 13 months old and a whopping big boy.  Although now that we do so many activities during the day and he is literally running around I have sensed that and have had to come to grips that my little man no longer has the baby chub.  No more rolls, sweet cheeks-you get the picture…

I Would like to thank Brittany over at A Healthy Slice of Life for hosting another fabulous link-up!  The last time I linked-up with Munchkin Meals I was given so many ideas on how to introduce different types of food to my son. LOVED IT.

Throughout the day D gets three large meals, two-three snacks and 2-3 large bottles of cow’s milk.  I offer him water throughout the day and always have a cup with us that he can grab on his own where ever we go.


The top of our fridge is dedicated to daily meal options.

Breakfast: Bananas, Oranges, Cherrios, Gerber Puffs, Grapes, Whole Wheat Bread, Non-fat Greek Yogurt, Pears, Peaches

Lunch & Dinner: Chicken, Roasted Beef, Peas, Carrots, Corn, Blueberries, Whole Wheat Pasta with Tomato, Basil and Garlic Sauce, Edamame, Sweet Potato, Green Beans, Pears, Peaches, Kiwi, Organic Baby Pouches


Breakfast: Water, Pear, 1 whole banana, Peaches and Cherrios

D really wakes up hungry but for some reason he isn’t able to eat a large meal quite yet. So he snacks on breakfast before he tells me “All Done” in sign language and off we go!


Snack 1: 8 Ounces of Cow’s Milk, Whole Wheat Bread, Edamame, and some more of his favorite- a Banana.



My attempt at a plate is futile.  He quickly picks up the plate and brushes off everything onto his tray.  Well, I tried.  He had Chicken, Kiwi, Corn, Sweet potatoes and some of an Orange.  Lunch is generally the largest meal for him.  Right after his one nap and perfect to re-fuel before we head out to the park.


Snack 2:

Not pictured- the massacre of blueberries.  It was a massacre I tell you!  He also had a large cup of water with an ounce of apple juice in it.  Honestly, I don’t think he can tell the difference.



Whole Wheat Pasta with Tomato, Basil & Garlic- what a mess! But he loves slurping that down- hilarious and healthy.  Green Beans, Sweet Potato, Corn, Oranges, Peas and Carrots.  Note: I try to give him a range of options because he is incredibly picky for no apparent reason- if the food is not in piles-as in seperated- he will not eat it. EGADS he got his picky-eating from me. Well, at least I can’t blame anyone. : )

I love this link-up and can’t wait to browse through and figure out some more ideas for D.  He has a scary food allergy to Arrowroot so I tread carefully when it comes to new additions to his meals.  Are there any ideas on how to make fish that involves very little seasoning and/or oils?

Thanks for reading!

munchkin meals

New Blog Site

Hello All,

I have my new site finally up and running!  Took over 12 hours working out the logistics but it is up!


As Cute as a Bug’s Ear



I will be continuing to work on the details of the site over the next couple of weeks but I am excited at the new possibilities this could bring for my family.


Holly Marie

Our FIRST Home

Found an embellished fram at Goodwill for 50cents(the little one).

Dipped one of our “Home” keys into lavender paint.

Paint Gray.

Cut out cork for background.



Our first home.