Saturday, February 5, 2011

What the Girls Eat

Kelly's Korner is once again doing Show Us Your Life, and this weeks topic is "what do you feed your kids?"  Like most parents of toddlers/preschoolers, I struggle with this and often find myself in a rut.  I really try to not rely too much on processed crap like chicken nuggets, fish sticks, spaghetti Os, etc.  I've even started making my own chicken nuggets with recipes from  Unfortunately, however, the girls won't eat the fish sticks so I'm back to good 'ol Gorton's.  Sigh.

Almost every day Olivia wants scrambled eggs and an english muffin, and Kayley wants a blueberry waffle.  Sometimes Olivia will eat oatmeal and Kayley will have Honey Nut Cheerios, and once every week or two I'll make pancakes.  Sometimes I even have a little fun with it:

Turkey sandwiches (Kayley)
Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (Olivia)
Fish sticks
Grilled cheese (which sometimes goes untouched.  Grilled cheese, of all things, they're not real fond of.  C'mon!  WHO doesn't love grilled cheese???)
Chicken nuggets (homeade)
English muffin pizzas (spread pizza or spaghetti sauce on english muffins, top with pepperoni (or whatever) and cheese, bake)
Penne pasta drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with parmesan cheese
I've tried making them quesadillas a few times but they don't really eat them.

Dinner is the most challenging meal of the day.  We usually just serve them whatever we're eating, unless it's something "weird" or that I know they won't eat, but it could be hit or miss, even if it's something they've devoured before.  The one thing they will always eat is spaghetti.

Fruit (apples, pears, grapes, mango, oranges, cantaloupe)
Crackers (Goldfish, Ritz, Wheat Thins or graham), usually with jam (yes, jam) or sometimes peanut butter
Fruit rolls
Raisins (Kayley)


Amber said...

Stopping by from Kelly's Korner. Love the cute pancake!

MandyE (Twin Trials and Triumphs) said...

Our girls FINALLY ate a grilled cheese sandwich yesterday!!! I had tried it with them a few times before, but they just wouldn't eat it. I didn't get it...they love cheese, and they eat bread, but not together. I tried again yesterday on a whim, and success!

At least right now, I'm lucky that the girls eat a lot of variety, but there are some quintessential kid things they won't eat, like grilled cheese (until yesterday), chicken fingers, and hamburgers are a hit-and-a-miss.

While I'd much rather them eat Brussel sprouts than chicken fingers, it would be nice for them to eat some of the more "common" kid-type foods, as that's what you find on kids' menus!

Like so many things, I try to remind myself the girls will do things on their own time. :) :)

I keep meaning to tell you this...I just love the title of your blog. It makes me smile every time I see it. :)