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
from my King Arthur Flour Cookbook.
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 foodchamps.org.
How do you get your child to try more fruits and veggies?
- Sunday-I shared my yummy recipe for Mixed Berry Protein Shake. I also gave you some tips about making protein shakes and smoothies.
- Monday-Check out my recipe for Oatmeal Cookie Protein Shake!
- Tuesday-I posted my Coconut Pineapple Smoothie recipe.
- Check back later today for Chocolate Cherry Protein Shake.
- Thursday-Peanut Butter Cup Protein Shake
- Friday-Peach Raspberry Smoothie.