Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Toddlers - What Do They Eat?! Turkey dinner

1/4 lb ground turkey
2 tbsp minced onion
2 cups grape tomatoes, quartered
1/3 cup brown rice
1 tbsp chopped fresh basil
1 cup boiling water

lightly brown turkey in pot, then add onionsand tomatoes. Quickly sautee.
Add water and rice and put to medium. Allow water to cook off, garnish with basil and then serve.

Our son LOVES this! It's a pretty simple dish, fairly healthy, and actually I don't mind the taste myself....if you add a little salt and pepper. This is a few servings, so I freeze them in baggies for use later.

But actually, he's a pretty good eater. A little particular on some things, but not too bad.

Breakfast is always more or less the same--oatmeal. He's liked oatmeal with fruit every morning for always. We just change up the fruit to add variety. He will refuse anything else first thing in the day, but I don't mind. Oatmeal is good for you.

Lunch, snack and dinner change up. Spaghetti is always popular--if terriblly messy. And any ground meat (he still only has 6 teeth so it's hard for him to do a lot of chewing) gets gobbled up--especially if served with any variety of fruit. And yogurt, toast, or cereal are much loved snacks.

Veggies are harder. We're learning there aren't too many he likes. Peas, greenbeans, squash, onions and both sweet and regular potatos are pretty much it right now. If I sneak other veggies--like say zucchini or bell pepper--into a marinara, he'll eat them. But otherwise, nothin' doin'.

And so I sneak.

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