Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Paleo Munchkin Meals

In case you were wondering what my 8-month-old paleo girl eats for breakfast, lunch and dinner, now is your chance to find out! Brittany, who blogs over at A Healthy Slice of Life, started hosting a super-fun blog event called the Munchkin Meals Link Up and I decided to join in on the festivities this time around. It works like this: we (bloggers) post photos and descriptions of our kids' meals with the intent of sharing/swapping ideas with other parents. I don't know that any other paleo bloggers are participating, but that doesn't mean I can't get ideas from them. Or that they can't get ideas from me.

OK, so here we go with Tuesday's meals. Please keep in mind that my baby still gets a significant portion of her daily calories from breastmilk.

Breakfast: Green beans mixed with avocado, plus sweet potato.

Lunch: We were out running errands, so we stopped by Whole Foods for lunch. I made a salad and grabbed a Happy Baby banana/beet/blueberry pouch for my side kick. Unfortunately, when I twisted off the top of the pouch it was all crusty! Yuck! I'm sure it was probably fine/safe, but I didn't want to take chances. Instead, I shared some of the shredded chicken on my salad with her (we're not doing baby led weaning, but lately I've been feeding her meat and chicken by hand or mixing tiny pieces in with her blended food).

Salad for me, fruit and beets for baby.
On our way out of the store, I exchanged the crusty Happy Baby pouch for a pea/pear Peter Rabbit Organics one. She ate it in her stroller while we waited to get our car's oil changed.

Dinner: This is one of the reasons I make baby food in batches. I did not cook on Tuesday night. I took some grass-fed ground beef out of the freezer, but never got around to doing anything with it. Luckily, we had a carrot/squash mixture in the freezer and some leftover chicken in the fridge. She loved it, and ate two huge servings! Tonight (Wednesday) was even more exciting -- burgers and roasted cauliflower. Yum!

Carrots, squash and chicken. Mmmm.
Snacks: Milk. The girl snacks a lot. I think she nursed six times on Tuesday, plus twice overnight.

Be sure to stop by Brittany's blog to check out what other mamas are feeding their little ones. And if you came here via the link up, welcome! Thanks for reading. 

10 comments:

  1. What a fun idea!

    Is this a weekly thing? Maybe I'll join in next time around :)

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    1. Yes, I think she is going to do it every week. You should definitely participate. Oliver can show all the other babies how its done!

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  2. Found you through Brittany- always fun to read what other mommas are doing and your girl looks very happy and healthy! Lula is almost 9 months and I also still nurse a lot- it's free so I can't complain! ;)

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    1. Hi Kelly! Thanks for reading. I think it is going to be tough to give up the convenience of breastfeeding, but I know the time is coming. :-)

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  3. Hi - I came over from Brittany's blog. My son is nearly 7.5 months and seems to have NO interest in solids - he just wants his breastmilk!

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  4. My daughter is 10 months and still nurses for the majority of her nutrition too. Its so convenient, healthy, and always ready to go!And we both just really enjoy it.

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  5. I am just starting a paleo diet so I'm still learning what normal I noticed the baby in the picture seamed a bit over weight compared to her normal diet peers, is this normal for babies on the paleo diet ? do they out grow it or does the heaviness continue? I am not trying to be offensive I trying to learn what to expect.

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    1. Hi -- I'm not sure whether your comment is real or spam, but I'll try to answer anyway (just in case). First, be sure to read One Fit Mom's comment below. As for my baby in particular, if there were a such thing as an overweight baby, mine would not fall into that category. She's been in the 25th percentile for weight and 90-something for height her entire life.

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  7. "Normal" weight for an infant ranges anywhere from 10th to 97th percentile, so that's a pretty big variation between babies. With very few exceptions (due to medical problems or hormonal abnormalities), there really is no such thing as an overweight infant.

    Mine is Paleo fed as well and he is quite lean (about 30th percentile for weight). Most of my friends feed their babies a conventional diet and their babies are all different weights - some lean, some chubby. As far as I can tell, there is no correlation between diet and weight at such a young age.

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