This weekend I was struck by what June deigned to eat for lunch. It was: a bite of raw onion, some lemon and lemon peel, and 5 or 6 french fries. Yes, we were eating out. She refused beans, hamburger, melted cheese, and tomato. Musing on this I thought I would line out what June eats, because it is a funny assortment I might like to look back on some day.
At the egg hunt June discovered a love of watermelon.
Her appetite comes and goes. I love the days when she eats anything we give her (but those days are not too frequent.)
Top of the list foods: cheese and blueberries. We buy the babybel cheese from Costco in bulk. Lately when I open the refrigerator door, June points and loudly requests cheese, which sounds more like "tease" the way she pronounces it. I always cave. But no more than once a day.
Breakfast foods: vary whether it is a weekend or weekday. Weekdays, June mostly eats at day care, but we give her dry cereal in the mornings. Adam almost always has a bowl of cereal for breakfast and June will follow him around for bites. She will play a little, swallow, come back for more, play a little, swallow, repeat. It is adorable. On weekends Adam often makes us pancakes. The thing I like most about our pancakes is they are made to not need syrup; full of berries and bananas, often including chocolate chips (which we don't give June). I like to make these popovers, and I'll also give June bites of buttered toast. If we go out we share a muffin, eggs, croissant, whatever. And June will very rarely turn down a potato - so home fries are on the list. She also loves fresh strawberries and kiwi. Sometimes I make scrambled eggs for breakfast and June likes those.
Lunch: catch as catch can! Hard to say since we are often on the go, and most days (sadly) June eats lunch at day care.
Dinner: a lot like lunch. We are usually in a rush to fix dinner and June is too hungry to wait. She fills up on cheese, crackers and bits of fruit generally before we get the dinner fixed. She likes black beans, peas, corn, and she really likes things like beef stew. Adam says she likes entrees. Bite-sized pastas are a go-to food. She loves to pop them in her mouth. I love to cover them with butter and cheese, but she also eats tomato sauce and veggies when that is happening. Since Adam is vegetarian we don't often eat meat at home. Luckily, we all like tofu.
And cabbage and garbanzo beans lead to gas. :)
Happy day everyone!