Since he has totally weaned himself off breast milk and all his nutrients come from solid foods, I try to make them as nutrition packed as possible (excluding the rice snacks. Those are basically just expensive packages of air, but he loves his snacky treats)
Oliver still can't have dairy or gluten and is extremely picky about what meat he will eat, so his day usually includes some (or all) of these:
- Millet bread toast with coconut oil and nutritional yeast (by far his favorite snack. Nutritional yeast has a sort of salty tangy taste that many people use as a cheese substitute in recipes. It's loaded with thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, B6, B12, and folic acid)
- Smoothies made with banana, sunflower butter, almond milk, and cocoa powderThose are basically the standards in his diet (plus a little of whatever I eat). Any ideas on how to mix things up? Do your kids have a favorite food Oliver might like?
- Turkey sandwiches with oatmeal bread and veganaise
- Coco Cassava bars
- Organic baby food pouches. The cost adds up, but it's extremely convenient, he loves to feed himself the pouches, and his skin just glows from getting so many fruit and vegetables everyday. I just view it as an investment in his future health as an adult.
- Rice snacks
- Applegate organic grass-fed beef hotdogs
- Homemade soup, usually with lots of organic vegetables and a little chicken
- Hummus by the spoonful
These are brands I love: