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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Cute food just tastes better


One of my tricks
Pampered Chef Cut and Seal - I don't know if they even still sell them.. I've had this one for at least 10 years
it cuts around the edges, then crimps them to seal in the filling. 

Gavin is a little guy, little for his age. He eats pretty good and because I hope he keeps growing, I try to serve him  foods that are packed with good nutrition for a 2 year old.  I don't think he need any empty calories. 
I am not trying to bulk him up, just feed him what he needs and is best to help him keep growing developing.
He is a big fan of fruit and yogurt.  But he does not seem to eat protein foods to much at my house.  Last week,  I used this PC tool to make his pb on whole wheat.  He smiled when he saw his cute little sandwich and ate it just about fast as little guy should. 


the crusts won't go to waste. 
Our dog usually eats some bread with his supper everynight so I just saved the cut off parts for him.



Gavin's lunch today
PB on whole wheat, low fat cheese and apple sauce.
He had milk, oatmeal and a banana for breakfast.
Mid morning snack was pineapple and crackers.

He happily ate every bite of his lunch.


another masking tape label
the plastic lids on PB fit any standard canning jar
With the label,  if anyone else in this home finishes off the jar, they will remember to save the lid for me. 
thank you Carol -for the tip about the jar lids. 


anyone have any toddler feeding tips for me? 

9 comments:

  1. That is a cute little gadget! And such yummy food in his tummy!

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  2. Hi Rhonda,
    Gavin sure looks happy. My little ones used to love finger foods.
    Thanks for sharing his happy lunch.
    Hugs,
    Elizabeth

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  3. Rhonda - Here's a link to a toddler-feeding site with good recipes:
    http://www.wholesometoddlerfood.com/
    Perhaps you'll find something here that would be helpful.

    T.

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  4. He really looks like he's enjoying his meal. :-) I'd love to have one of those handy dandy tools. I think my pb&j would taste better too! That is a very nutritious meal, but fun at the same time.
    I'm glad the tip worked for you and I love the note on the masking tape. ~grin~

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  5. I use to worry about my son eating what seemed like only PB&J sandwiches. Doctor always said he wouldn't starve. To this day Edward never eats a "real" meal, eats like a bird we say. Never was big on meat, even at two. Though at 22 and 130 pounds(he weighed 10lbs. 11 oz at birth) he looks like a starving college student, he can pack away a big burger when he wants. His doctor always told me the worst thing I could do was force him to eat want he(or his body)didn't want. At times it seemed like he ate every hour on the hour.

    I chuckled reading what Galvin eats. Pretty much what Edward eats today, except that darn Ramen I can't get him to stop eating.

    Long story short, based on my experience Galvin isn't being picky, just wanting what his body needs. Edward was inhaling broccoli soup at 18 months, something that took me until I was 30 to eat.

    blesssings,jilly

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  6. He is such a cutie, Rhonda, and you are such a good grandma. Sounds like he is a pretty good eater, compared to my grandson. That PC tool looks very handy.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  7. I had trouble getting my kids to eat vegetables...So I hid them. Believe me, the Seinfeld girl is NOT the first to hit upon that idea!lol

    I recall not too long ago a mom telling me that her daughter loved any food that could be dipped. So she'd set out things like chicken nuggets (which can be homemade and good for him), mini burgers, etc with ketchup or ranch dressing etc.

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  8. Great little gadget!
    When my kids were very young I would use cookie cutters to do this - not perfect but still fun!
    Evelyn Yvonne Theriault

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Jeff and Rhonda

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