Meal times can be a challenge sometimes with Matthew. Up to now I have made him the same meals all the time. I have tried to experiment in the past and introduce him to new meals that we would eat but he can be quite picky. And funny enough that’s only at home. He is eating absolutely everything in creche/nursery.
I am writing this post to maybe get some inspiration meals for Matthew off other mums.
He always has breakfast at home before he is off to nursery. At the weekend he has breakfast a bit later. This is what he has in the morning normally.
Crispy bread with jam or chocolate spread
Toast with jam or chocolate spread
During the week Matthew has lunch around 12pm. He gets so much variety of food in creche, it’s brilliant. This could be:
There’s a lot more but you get the idea. At the weekend then I generally give him a small lunch because he gets a big dinner in the evening time. That can be a sandwich with crisps and fruit like raspberries. He’s obsessed with raspberries.
This is where I am doubting myself and think that he might get too much food. In creche they call it tea but in fact he gets a snack normally around 2 or 3pm. Sometimes it’s just fruit and scone or something like that which I think is just the right amount for a snack.
But then other times he could get pizza or fish fingers with spaghetti hoops or other warm meals. In my opinion that’s too much considering he gets another warm meal for dinner.
When I mind him at the weekend he only gets something small like biscuit, breadsticks, raisins, donut or similiar things.
The last meal of the day always happens at home. I am picking Matthew up from creche at 5pm and he has dinner around 5.30/6pm. Most of the time he has dinner on his own and I am having it after because I need to keep Chloe entertained. Meals for Matthew are:
So you can see there that I definitely need to add some more new meals to it. I also noticed today that I don’t give him any vegetables anymore. I used to give him carrots all the time but I might have given them too much that he is sick of them now.
Now over to you, I’d like to know what you feed your toddler. Mainly I need some inspirations for breakfast and dinner. I would much appreciate it. PS: I am not big into cooking so keep it easy where you can.