Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Munchkin Meals: 16 Months

Oh how I wish I could rave about what a good little eater Amelia is...she's not a bad eater per se... but she's not the good little eater she was a couple months ago. She used to basically eat anything I put in front of her... and I tried to put everything in front of her and expose her to all of the good fruits and veggies out there. But alas, she has grown into a picky little toddler! She still eats good things but she pretty much refuses to try most new things and doesn't like when things are mixed together. She still loves some old favorites...shout out to black beans and chickpeas... and she will eat any fruit. 

Breakfast is usually our best meal of the day. (Seems to be a trend among the toddlers on Munchkin Meals!) We rotate between coconut milk yogurt (we don't drink cow's milk) and fruit, PB Toast, Pancakes and Oatmeal. I keep trying eggs but so far she is not interested. She eats a banana with breakfast regardless of what else I serve. She loves na-na-nas! She also drinks a little coconut milk and sometimes water if she asks for it. 

Today I served up vanilla coconut milk yogurt, banana and a little PB Toast with Coconut milk to drink. 

We are working to master the spoon and doing pretty well at it! She ate everything you see here and then some. 

For lunch today we had a favorite, black beans, plus a cheese quesadilla and leftover garlic green beans from last nights dinner with a cutie for dessert and coconut milk to drink.

As you can see Amelia ate the black beans first. This child loves black beans! She then offered me her quesadilla, that is her favorite thing to do if she doesn't want to eat something. I took a bite then convinced her to take a bite. Once she did she remembered she liked it and ate a few pieces. She only ate a couple green beans unfortunately. She loved green beans last month...ugh. 

Today was a little unusual as we were out and about for snack time. We left to look at houses as soon as Amelia woke up from her afternoon nap. I packed snacks and water for the car to keep her happy during the showings. Amelia snacked on a Clif Kid Z Bar and GoGo Squeez Apple Cinnamon Pouch. We LOVE pouches for snacks and dinners out. 

So this is where my pictures end. Amelia had an epic meltdown at the last showing. We were planning on eating out at Milwaukee Ale House to celebrate some good news but one look at the tiny terrorist and we knew that wasn't happening. Instead we went home and I tried to get Amelia to eat a few things I know she loves....chickpeas, peas and carrots and cutie oranges. She picked at her plate and demanded that she was all done... with words and sign language. 

So that is a look at Amelia's Munchkin Meals at 16 Months. It could be better but it could be worse. Just the other day Amelia was eating mini bell peppers whole...

 I'm going to keep offering Amelia new and healthy foods and hope for the best. Happy eating!  

Thanks to Brittany for hosting Munchkin Meals. Head over to her blog, A Healthy Slice of Life, to see what other Munchkins are eating!


  1. My 14 month old has never been a great eater. I keep waiting for her love of food to kick in, but alas...maybe when she gets some more chompers?

    That's awesome Amelia loves beans! We keep trying, but so far, no luck. Do you give them to her plain?

  2. Don't worry about Amelia's pickiness! H went through a finicky phase too, then a few weeks ago she started shoveling food in again. I think it ebbs and flows from here on out. I love seeing her cute pictures of eating such great food :)
    Oh, and thanks for linking up!

  3. My son used to eat everything we put in front of him but he slowly got pickier as he got older. So I started hiding veggies in foods for him but still offer them to see if he'll eat them plain. Sometimes just adding a little coconut aminos, coconut oil and seasoning, parmesan cheese or nutritional yeast does the trick for him. Hang in there, you're doing an awesome job!

  4. Do you think it's pickiness or do you think she's just trying to be more independent? You know she likes those foods... That's the way I think my daughter was. :)

  5. I love that she offers you her food when she doesn't want it :-) So cute! And good for you that she eats black beans! My son wants nothing to do with beans, and as vegetarians our family eats them all the time!