Raffi’s munchkin meals
After so many of you showed interest in Raffi’s meals I’ve been sharing many of them via Instagram and Twitter. He’s a good little eater, and I’m trying to give him as many different foods as possible at this age – different textures, tastes, and combinations. It seems as though lots of children eat really well at this age and Raffi is one of them.
He usually doesn’t eat that much at breakfast since he nurses about 30 minutes before mealtime. However eats a lot more at lunch since he nurses at 9 and then eats at 12. At dinner it depends on the day and some days he will eat more than twice the amount of others. Until 8 months he barely ate anything, and one day it just clicked and he became a hoover.
I usually try to do a fruit, protein, vegetable and grain if I can, but I don’t overthink it.
Here is an example of a day of food
Breakfast: toast with cream cheese and cut up cherries
He was already tired for his first nap and only ate 1 toast strip and 2 bites of cherries. He usually has prune juice mixed with water for breakfast and the reminder of it at lunch. I give him 2 oz of prune juice a day.
Lunch: egg salad, spinach leaves, blueberries and Stonyfield YoBaby yogurt
This is not actually what he had for lunch today but it’s a typical example. After such a lite breakfast it’s typical for him to eat a lot at lunch.
Pretzel sticks with hummus, Armenian string cheese, peas, strawberries
He ate all the peas, strawberries, cheese and hummus and had some chicken on top of this. He would eat the hummus of the pretzel stick and then suck on it until I took it away. He also had a lot of water with this meal. I think the hummus made him thirsty.
Now that Raffi is really into finger foods mealtime is so fun. I love sharing my meals with you, and I love sharing Raffi’s just as much. I also enjoy seeing what other babes eat. Brittany is hosting a munchkin meals linkup today so see her post for lots of food ideas for your children!