Munchkin Meals #4 and Some Updates

Emmett’s Munchkin Meals for today!

If you’re a regular reader, you’ve probably been wondering what happened to my weekly Munchkin Meals post. And if you’re a new reader, WELCOME! Well, after completing my last post about Emmett’s food, I realized that it was a monthly post, not weekly. Whoops! So going forward, every first Thursday of the month will be designated as Munchkin Meals day. Sound good!? 🙂

I have a confession to make, I’m a bad blogger, I forgot that it was Munchkin Meals week this morning and completely forgot to take pictures of Emmett’s breakfast, lunch and snack, I did manage to remember dinner, though. Sorry about that!

Today’s breakfast was similar to most days, he had some Wegmans Greek yogurt and a banana and some breastmilk. This kid LOVES bananas, he will devour a whole one in just moments and he could probably eat them multiple times a day, if we allowed it. But the last thing we need is a baby who can’t poop because he ate too many bananas. Ha!

Lunch was some grilled chicken, fresh blueberries, a couple chunks of Colby jack cheese and a couple animal crackers. Oh! And of course a glass of milk.

When he got home from school, he had a couple small pieces of cheese and some graham crackers. Just enough to tide him over until after our walk.

Our dinner was so so yummy, but I’m not sure Emmett agreed. We made carnitas! We cooked a pork shoulder in the crock-pot all day and then cut up some avocados, tomatoes, red onion and lime. We throw that all into a tortilla (well just a squirt of the lime) and enjoy. We tried it two different ways with Emmett, we put some pieces of pork, avocado and tomato on his tray separately and I also made him a regular carnita like we were eating but he wanted nothing to do with either. He ended up having some yogurt and blueberries.

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He’s going through a picky food phase and even though he may not eat what we put on his tray, we keep offering him everything. This often ends up being cyclical and even though he doesn’t want the avocado today, tomorrow he’ll love it (hypothetically). My thought is, if it’s there he will eventually want it.



  • Day care continues to be rough on Emmett. I dropped him off this morning and my heart was just breaking when I put him down and he started to bawl. There’s nothing that can be done, other than allowing it time but this is probably the hardest leaving him has EVER been. Keep your fingers crossed that it gets better!
  • I’m pretty sure that I’m done pumping, not breastfeeding, just pumping. For the last month I’ve been just pumping once a day, which was providing one bottle a day, but he’s starting to drink less and less at each feeding, so I felt like it was time. I’ll still nurse him in the morning, before work and again in the evenings but he’ll just be taking whole milk to school. I’m very sad, it’s been such a wonderful journey, and it’s really hard to imagine not nursing him.
  • My summer allergies are kicking my butt this year. I’m constantly either sneezing or rubbing my eyes, I hate it!
  • We had fun family exercise night, tonight. Seamus, Emmett and I all went to the park. I walked with Emmett and Seamus ran. So much fun!

Your turn!

What are some of your favorite Munchkin Meals for you kids?

Thank you to Brittany of A Healthy Slice of Life for hosting Munchkin Meals.

4 Responses to Munchkin Meals #4 and Some Updates

  1. What a cutie with his yogurt face! I think you have the right idea with continuing to introduce new foods to him like that, and I really love the idea of offering it deconstructed AND put together – I usually just offer the deconstructed version if I don’t think my son will be interested but I like the idea of giving him the benefit of the doubt!

    • Jillian416 says:

      Casey, typically we usually just give him the deconstructed version too, but he just kept pointing to my plate and I had mine put together so we gave it a try that way. Unfortunately, that didn’t work either. Oh well!!

      BTW – I love your blog!! I’m thrilled you found me. 😀

  2. Caroline says:

    Love your pictures! He is adorable, and eating healthy too. thanks for stopping by today.

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