Wednesday, January 18, 2012

What Matthew Ate Wednesday Jan. 18, 2012

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I hope your week is going well!

My family has been going to the YMCA again.  We have a great facility in our city.  It is clean, the staff is friendly, and the machines are state-of-the-art.  I love it because I can drop both of my boys off at child watch and workout!

Going to the Y in the mornings also helps us maintain a routine.  We get up, have a quick breakfast, and load up to go to the Y.  After we get home, I can usually get Matthew to eat something.  Some days, he can't be pulled away from his Legos or PBS kids to eat.

Though my husband and I eat meat a few times a week, four year-old Matthew is a vegetarian.

 Matthew started his day with Oatmeal Waffles I pulled out of the freezer
and reheated in the toaster.
He doesn't eat syrup with them, only a little butter.
He also drank a glass of almond milk.
He uses a real glass now, which is a really big deal.

 For lunch, he had a bowl of unsweetened applesauce,
a glass of almond milk, and two pieces of oatmeal bread toast.
I made the bread from scratch using a recipe
He likes to dip his toast in his applesauce.

For supper, Matthew ate cottage cheese, a slice of oatmeal bread with butter,
and broccoli, yellow carrot sticks, and sugar snap peas.

After doing What Matthew Ate Wednesdays for the past month, I realize how BORING his diet is.  He doesn't complain and eats the same things over and over, but I feel bad as a mommy.  I talked to him today about the fruit and veggie chart I found over at Peas and Crayons.  I'm printing it out for him in the hopes he will be inspired to try new foods (and I will remember to buy them)!

You can print this chart at

How do you get your child to try more fruits and veggies?

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