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Lunchtime! Part 1
June 19, 2008 2:26 pm | by

Toddler Lunch of the Week:
Black beans
Mozzarella Cheese
All Bran Crackers (or other family favorite)

Once baby has tried out several kinds of foods and is getting to the “Me Do It!” stage, meals can get messier, but they can also be more fun.

In an effort to sneak in a little more protein for Lily I have been putting some beans on her high chair tray while we eat lunch. At the start of the week dumped out and rinsed a can of organic black beans and put them in an easy to reach container. Lunch could hardly be easier!

Her favorite menu right now is some sliced up (tiny pieces) of string cheese, about 20 black beans, and some bran crackers. It keeps her busy long enough for me to eat a sandwich in peace.

Remember that even if baby doesn’t get all excited about a food item, he may just need a few more exposures to it to decide it is worth eating.

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1 Comment

  • Jenny said...
    June 20, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    I’ll have to try that. Suzi is just getting to where she can chew some less-soft items as long as they’re the right size. Finger foods are ten times better because, like you said, Mommy gets to eat too!