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Munchkin Meals – #7

Hey Everyone, it’s Munchkin Meals time!

Munchkin Meals is a link up that Brittany at A Healthy Slice of Life created to share what her daughter was eating, I link-up monthly to share what Emmett’s been eating. 


It’s been awhile since I posted a Munchkin Meals update, I apologize for that! Rest assured that Emmett’s palate continues to advance, and he now has favorites. 🙂


A typical morning breakfast – Greek yogurt, homemade bread and jam, slice bacon and oranges.

Most days, whatever we make for dinner, we will give to Emmett as well. There are times, when it’s a spicy meal, we’ll make him something else, but we usually start with whatever we are eating. Occasionally we’ll have to veer from that and give him yogurt or a grilled cheese sandwich because he’s refusing to eat what we made, but we try at least offer it to him. It seems to work. As of late, he’s eaten things like shredded salsa chicken and pulled pork, two things he had never tried before and now LOVES!


It’s fun to give him new foods and watch him experience the different tastes and textures. One of his most recent favorites are garlic stuffed green olives from the olive bar at Wegmans. You wouldn’t think an 18 month old toddler would like green olives, but he does. He’s just like his momma (although, I hated them as a kid).


Daddy made us waffles!

Emmett has never been big on eating meat, other than chicken nuggets, he usually refuses chicken breast or even burgers. What we found recently, is that he likes shredded meat. I can’t explain why, but I’m not going to question it, we’ll just take a few minutes before dinner and shread up the chicken, steak or pork and serve it to him that way. As for burgers, well, I don’t have answer for that. 😀


He was trying to help me focus the camera.

Be sure to stop on over and visit Brittany, and link-up with her Munchkin Meals!

Your turn!

What are some of your child’s favorite meals?

Do you have to serve your child food a special way, just so that they’ll eat it?

Munchkin Meals – #5

Holy moley! Time for Munchkin Meals again!

Munchkin Meals is a link up that Brittany at A Healthy Slice of Life created to share what her daughter was eating, I link-up monthly to share what Emmett’s been eating. 

I cannot believe that it’s time to share what Emmett’s been eating for the past month. We’ve had our ups and downs with food, some days he eats really well and others he’s very picky. When he’s picky he goes on kicks where he’ll only eat one type of food at a time. Over the past month he was really into bread and other carbs, pasta, rice, etc and then there was a span of time where he was really into apples. I can’t lie, there are times when I worry that he’s not eating enough or eating too much of one food, but I try to remind myself that he’s eating what he needs and that he won’t starve himself. Sure enough, within a few weeks he goes back to his old eating ways, which includes anything and everything.

So what HAS Emmett been eating for his Munchkin Meals this month?

For breakfasts he’s been eating the same thing since he’s been eating a real breakfast. Yogurt, a banana, dry cheerios and a cup of whole milk. I know that I get really bored of the same breakfast over and over again, but this kid LOVES this breakfast. He gets really excited when he sees me packing up his bag for day care.

munchkin-meals-2Emmett is really into sweet things, so as a treat this past weekend Seamus made pumpkin pancakes. They were really really good! We obviously had to include some raisins and apples too, they complemented each other perfectly.

munchkin-meals-103-5 munchkin-meals-103-4 munchkin-meals-103-6Lunches always vary, but are often leftovers of what we had for dinner the night before. Like today, he took some leftover pasta and meatballs and he always gets a serving of raisins and some sort of fruit or veggie. Today was some baby carrots. He probably only eats a few bites but I will always offer that healthy food, so that he realizes it is a permanent fixture in his diet.

Tomorrow his lunch includes today’s leftovers, homemade potato latkes that Seamus made (they were awesome). some chicken sausage from the sausage guy at the farmer’s market (Yes, I do realize how that sounds – lol), raisins and some cut up apple. He devoured tonight’s dinner, so I’m assuming he’ll polish it off again at day care.

Dinner’s also always vary, but his most recent favorite has been the Mexican Pizza that Seamus found a recipe for, on Wegmans. It’s a really easy quick meal for a weeknight, we make it pretty frequently for just that reason. If you like Mexican and you like quick meals, check out the linked up recipe!

munchkin-meals-103 munchkin-meals-103-1 munchkin-meals-103-3We keep trying to advance Emmett’s palate, so that he’s always willing to try new and interesting foods throughout his life. I’m hoping next month to have some pictures of some new foods we’ve given Emmett to try.

Your turn!

What some of your child’s favorite Munchkin Meals? 

Be sure to check-out my other Munchkin Meal posts!

Munchkin Meals #3

To see where Munchkin Meals originated, be sure to visit Brittany at A Healthy Slice of Life.

When feeding Emmett on Wednesdays, I look for easy, healthy options. I make an effort to serve him the very freshest of fruits and use only whole ingredients in his food. There are times when that just isn’t possible, but I would say 7 meals out of 10 are made healthfully. We buy him 100% whole grain breads and farm fresh eggs, organic milk and mostly organic fruit and veg. Rarely does Emmett have foods high in fake sugars, or even regular sweets, like cookies or cake. We treat foods like those as foods meant for special occasions. I want him to grow up knowing that foods that taste the best are those that are good for him. I say all this, not to brag, or to say I’m better than any other mom, I say it because I am a full-time working (outside the home) mom, and I work hard to ensure Emmett eats a balanced diet. I’ll admit that I am incredibly lucky to have a husband that is a partner in this endeavor, and is there assisting in any possible way.

munchkin-meals-33 I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, there are two main reasons that I believe Emmett is such a good eater. One is that he is a breastfed baby, so he was (and continues to be – we’re going on 13 months!) used to different flavors. Breast-milk can taste different depending on what I’ve eaten that day, so he was used to a variety of flavors right off the bat. The second, is Baby Led Weaning (BLW). Emmett was introduced to real whole foods from the very first moment he had solids. We never bought one jar of baby food, and he’s pretty much always eaten what we’ve eaten. With BLW, the baby is in charge of what goes into their mouth from the get-go, they have the control which leads to happy confident eaters. After seeing its effects on Emmett, I believe that it works.

For breakfast yesterday, Emmett had one scrambled egg, a piece of whole grain bread with sunflower butter and a mixture of blueberries, blackberries and strawberries. munchkin-meals-34 munchkin-meals-32He didn’t eat much at breakfast, but I never worry about whether he’s eating too much or too little because I know if he’s hungry, he’ll eat.

Lunch was some leftover cheese ravioli with tomato sauce, carrots and blueberries.
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This kid LOVES blueberries, I don’t think I could get him to stop eating them, even if I tried.

Snack was some water and Wegmans colby jack cheese (no pic).

Dinner consisted of a baby panini! Seamus made it on the smallest slices of the rosemary, olive oil bread with some provolone cheese and some ham, watermelon and broccoli which I did not get a picture of, sorry.



And finally… Some adorable pics of Emmett!

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What are some of your children’s favorite foods?

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