Helloooooooo Wednesday! It’s been a few weeks since I let the chickpea in on the What I Ate Wednesday fun, so let’s jazz up today’s post with the best of both worlds!
[breakfast] black coffee, a slice of zucchini-walnut-banana bread and a few slices of fresh watermelon [lunch] spicy miso rice noodle bowl with green onion, baby bok choy, tofu, and lots of Sriracha [dinner] P and I munched on a Hawaiian Roll from the grocery store sushi counter while unloading groceries, then whipped up Elk burgers for dinner! Delish!
That soup though…
My slurp-worthy soup was an impromptu “toss everything in the crisper” sort of ordeal. I used store bought miso soup packets and a bunch of random ingredients from the fridge and pantry along with a few heads of baby bok choy that I’ve been eyeing at the grocery store forever — it was magical! I’ll be whipping this up again super soon so I’ll jot down the measurements next time around so I can post the recipe here!
As for the chickpea, here’s what meals look like for my almost-2 year old lately:
#1: All-Natural Additive-Free Bacon, GF Sweet Potato Pancake, Scrambled Egg, Leftover Pesto Pasta, Watermelon
#2: Watermelon [tis the season!], Popcorn, Organic Blueberries, Avocado, Low-Sugar Icelandic-Style Strawberry Yogurt
#3: Organic grapes, Kale Chips, Cheddar Bunnies, Corn on the Cob [she licked the butter and sea salt off the corn and then ignored it… because, toddlers] and another Watermelon fix
How much she eats will vary on a number of factors, so instead of pushing for induction into the clean plate club, I insist she knows how much to eat and let her set the pace each time. Veggies have been snubbed more often than not lately so, in an attempt to not freak out, I still offer them throughout the day and sneak them into breads, muffins, pancakes, and sauces and just hope she falls back into her veggie-loving ways. Thankfully avocado is ALWAYS a team favorite, especially in guacamole form!
Letting chicken little help me in the kitchen has also helped tremendously. While spiralizing carrots and cucumbers for one of my favorite salads, I watched happily as she snacked on both like they were the most delicious thing she had eaten that day. Little successes act as a not-so-subtle reminder for me to calm the eff down and keep things fun.
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