I don’t know why I always struggle with feeding my kid. I just worry so much that he’s not getting all the nutrients he needs, even though he really is. I also worry that if I don’t start him out eating healthy now, he won’t understand how important it is in the future. We’re doing fine right now but sometimes we need to change things up a bit.
Meals are pretty typical. Breakfast is usually one of two things: scrambled eggs with spinach or oatmeal. I doctor up his oatmeal though, which I think I’ve mentioned before. I add a touch of honey, a scoop of almond butter, a fruit squeeze pouch and a little milk. I make a pretty big bowl and split it in half so he has breakfast for two days in a row. Lunch can vary but we usually do deli chicken lunchmeat, a string cheese, some guacamole and some olives…that’s pretty normal for us. Dinner is always a win with pasta, especially pesto pasta. Pasta isn’t the healthiest dinner but that’s okay, I want to keep him full. Snacks is where we get in a bind. Smoothies are a big hit and raisins are great. He loves his goldfish and pretzels, too! I’m not a huge fan of pretzels mainly because of the enormous amount of salt so I’ve been looking for something else as a substitute.
This morning A and I went to the grocery store. I like to go in the morning because it’s so quiet. While I was showing him what a tomato looks like and letting him feel the avocados, a bright yellow package caught my eye. What was it you ask? It was a Larabar! I’ve heard of these before but they’re kinda pricey so I’ve never given into buying one. Today I did; I bought one. After reading the label and realizing they’re made with raw, all natural ingredients, I gave in. I tried the lemon bar and I just have to tell you, it was so freakin’ good! I let Andrew try it and he loved it! One problem with these is that there are chunks of nuts throughout the bar so I had to be careful with that. It’s pretty simple to just pick out the nuts though. I’m so happy that I found a healthy (and easy!) snack for him. I’m excited to try the other flavors, too.
I feel like this is an ad for Larabars, and I guess it kind of is. I just wanted to share how much I loved it and how happy I am to find something easy that I feel good about feeding my child.
Side note: my reason for going to the grocery store this morning was to get the ingredients to make my Mexican Caviar, which I planned on eating for lunch today. I got home and realized I forgot the main ingredient….great. Good thing I had my Larabar snack! Hehe!