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 http://weelicious.com/. 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)
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