Kelly - posted on 10/18/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )
By now, my 17 month old son is definitely eating all table food. He's still on whole milk just like the dr. recommends, but I'm concerned about nutritional meals for him. I usually feed him whatever I have for breakfast, lunch, dinner etc. But I also know i'm not the most nutritional when it comes down to eating habits. The Dr. said hes growing perfectly, still above average for height and right on for weight. But hes ALWAYS hungry... an example of a full day of meals/snacks/drinks etc is this:
1 Container of Yoplait Yogurt
1 Piece of Plain or Peanut Butter Toast
1 Sippy Cup of Milk (About 8-10oz)
Honey Nut Cherrios or 2-3 Graham Crackers
1/2 Grilled Cheeze Sandwich
Peaches or Pears
1 Sippy Cup of 100% Juice (About 6oz. of Juice 3oz of Water)
1/3 Cup Cheez-Its or Animal Crackers
*If I cook...
1/3 Marinated Chicken Breast
1/3 Cup Green Beans
1/3 Cup Mashed Potatoes
*If I Don't Cook...
1 Gerber Meal (Ex. Ravioli Pasta Stars & Green Beans)
1 Piece of Buttered Roll or Buttered Bread etc.
Bedtime Snack (not every night):
1 Cookie or 1/4 Cup Ice Cream
Help!! Does it seem like I'm missing things in his diet. Do other moms feed their children more of the "snack foods" or am I the only one?? Any suggestions for quick easy healthier snacks?? *Ones that I can throw in the diaper bag or purse*