D- Salt and pepper tofu with veggie fried rice
Cheerios, apple slice and soy milk
Leftovers. Tofu, cabbage, bean sprouts... something else... lol. It was lettuce wraps but he can't eat lettuce (he just chews and chews it). We served it with brown rice
He had a slice of apple and a bit of vegan homemade banana bread.
For dinner, he had stir fry that had tons of stuff in it. we cleaned out our fridge and dumped a whole slew of veggies in it with rice noodles. He wasn't a huge fan of any of it besides the noodles. He also had some soy milk.
ETA - I forgot to include, we're extended nursing so he does get a lot of nutrients from me.
peanut butter and jelly sandwich (he ate his and then ate half of mine)
crackers and hummus
some french fries
and he hasn't had dinner yet (husband is cooking dinner and I don't know what it is)
And for exercise: he rode his bike around the block this morning, then we jumped on trampolines for an hour (toddler time at the trampoline place), later in the day we went to the park
Any tips? It has been awhile for me having toddlers in the house! Their parents will be here, but my sister and I are taking care of the kids while their parents vacation.
I probably should have started a new thread, I am not trying to hijack. I'm always hesitant to start new threads.
applesauce/ mashed carrots mix
a veggie hotdog
split pea soup
Bowie pasta with tomato sauce
Vegan cheese cubes
watered-down juice to drink
For exercise: we went swimming this morning
Edited formatting. It was bugging me.
- Peanut Butter Fruity Pebble Pancakes (my son invented it this morning- the Wegmans brand Fruity Pebbles are vegan)
- Banana slices
- Bowl of Life cereal with soymilk, grapes
- Bagel, toasted with EB butter, grapes
- Pita bread pizza with marinara and daiya mozzarella
- Kale, pineapple, orange juice smoothie
- Carrot sticks
- Veggie Sticks
- more Life cereal
My mom is meeting us out at a Vietnamese Restaurant tonight, my kids love the stir fry rice noodles with tofu and veggies there and will probably split an order with spring rolls.
Breakfast: oatmeal, soymilk, plum
Lunch: bean burrito, water
Exercise: play at indoor park with friend (slides, basketball, trainset)
Breakfast: oatmeal, applesauce, soymilk
Lunch: tofu, veggie chips, water
Snack: peanut butter and jelly sandwich
Dinner: beans and rice. watered-down juice
Exercise: jumping on trampoline
earlier this week he ate...
quinoa and brown rice for lunch twice! It was awesome.
J- Life cereal, soymilk
L- Life cereal and a banana, soymilk
Vegan animal crackers, apple slices
Grilled almond butter and carob chip sandwiches
Strawberry, kale, and orange juice smoothie
Coconut milk yogurt with shredded coconut
J- 2 black beans, Life cereal (after a tantrum and throwing dinner on the ground), grapes, 2 cups soymilk
L- Roasted potatoes with corn, black bean, tomato, avocado salad
I really love this thread. I am trying to convert to veganism and take my 3 year old son with me, and it has been an uphill battle so far, but thanks to threads like this it is getting easier.
Reading what your kids eat, it is no wonder vegan kids are healthier! Even if omni kids got as much veggies and fruit and you'alls kids do every day they would be souper healthy too!
B: Chex cereal and chocolate almond milk (it was all we had time for as we rushed out the door!)
L: I packed a lunch, he had soy cheese, grapes, carrot sticks, my homemade vegan chocolate chip cookies (made with whole wheat flour and flax seed), and a juice, he wouldn't eat anything else i packed for him.
D: peanut butter pitas with strawberries (he refused the banana).
He didn't eat as well as he normally did, but he ate a lot yesterday:
B: bowl of cereal with blueberries
L: noodles with vegetarian refried beans, a fruit and a veggie (daycare lunch, they said he ate all of his noodles and most of his beans! I was proud)
D: sauteed tofu with basil sundried tomato pesto over linquini (he ate gobs of this stuff, especially the tofu!)
It is just as it sounds! I take two pieces of bread and smear almond butter on each one. I sprinkle a handful of carob chips, (or if I don't have them on hand, Wegmans brand semi sweet chocolate chips are vegan), and then press the two slices together to make a sandwich. Then I put some EB butter in a pan on the stovetop and grill it like grilled cheese.
My kids love it and call it a cookie sandwich. I like it because it is a ton of protein, calories, and unsaturated fat for them to help with weight gain. Because of their diet- its actually quite difficult to get them to have enough calories and fat that they need.
I am all sorts of creative with the almond butter and peanut butter. It is a staple here. I make them both home made every week with my food processor, because I don't like all the additives in the store bought ones. You can even make homemade peanut butter and add carob chips while processing to make chocolate peanut butter.
Some sandwiches my kids also like are peanut butter and mash banana, almond butter and shredded coconut, peanut butter and sliced strawberries. They dip apples and pear slices into peanut butter, and I make "cracker sandwiches" with Club crackers and almond butter.
Today was a loser They were super cranky and didn't eat much all day.
J- Soymilk, 3 bites of his french toast stick, couple sips of green smoothie
L- Soymilk, 1 french toast stick, 2 banana slices, green smoothie
Summer camp snack-
J- Handful of grapes, chocolate chip clif z bar
L- Handful of grapes and blueberries, z bar
J- 2 bites of pita bread pizza, soy milk, didn't want anything else
L- Picked off all the daiya cheese off the pizza and ate that, 2 apple slices, nutter butter cookie
J- 1/2 bean and daiya quesadilla, water
L- ate a couple bites of the quesadilla, avocado slice, apple juice
I think we need to start a lunch thread for our wee ones complete with lunchbox pictures, to help eachother out for back to school! This was yesterday.. it needs some work! Some days are more nutritious than others (promise).
(4 and 5 year old)
Breakfast: Gorilla Munch with Almond Milk
Snack: Rice cake with peanut butter, blueberries
Lunch: Spanish "Omlette" (vegan version of course!)
Snack: Popcorn, coconut
Dinner: Rice and Veggie Stir Fry
(usually they eat more fruit, and more veg!)
(9 Month Old)
Lunch: blueberries and raspberries
Repeat for snack, snack, and dinner..
(he nurses on demand).
For my 32 month old...
8 ounces soymilk
6 vegan donut holes
1 strawberry fruit leather (pure fruit, nothing else)
16 ounces water
1 clif bar
1/2 quesadilla (small corn tortilla, rice, daiya)
1/2 matso with peanut butter on it
His mom also PILES food on his plate, and he ends up barely eating. I think that overwhelms him. I've been giving him small portions and he will finish it and ask for more. I've found he eats more this way.
I have been documenting what I feed him each day, to make sure he is getting a balanced diet. I try to feed him a lot of veg*n meals, although he eats meat. Obviously I will only post the veg*n meals!
(mom made him breakfast, not veg*n)
S: pear, seaweed
L: grilled cheese, apple with peanut butter
S: crackers and hummus
D: spaghetti (I put grated zucchini in the sauce and he had no idea), garlic bread, carrots (which he stored in his cheek) and he tried a bite of zucchini, woo hoo!
He drinks water throughout the day, and cow's milk with each meal.
My son does this. He has been in OT for sensory issues for the past year and a half. He refuses most foods he is unfamiliar with. I try to make him familiar with food by offering him a small amount (one or two pieces of eggplant for example) in the corner of his plate. I have him watch me, his father, and sister eat it. Because he has anxiety and control issues too I don't force it, I just let it sit there and let him observe. I will ask my daughter if she likes the eggplant, and have a conversation about it with her and let him listen.
He hated his multivitamin and would cheek them all the time. I didn't discover he was doing this for months, until I discovered a small cavity in his lower right second molar- where he was cheeking it. (they have sugar in them!) We did step in and start using some behavioral techniques to get him to chew his food and vitamins instead of cheeking them. Mainly what seems to work is holding off on the next activity or thing until he has chewed his food. I usually have to sit and supervise.
Now he rarely does it, and only if he doesn't like the texture. His mom has never said anything about texture aversion, so I don't think she has really thought about it.
I found myself getting frustrated- telling him to JUST SWALLOW IT! but he really can't help it...he will just chew and chew forever. Sometimes I give him more milk or a bite of applesauce to help it go down. Poor peanut.
He doesn't seem to have anxiety or control issues, so we have a rule where he has to try one bite- if he likes it, I will give him more. (He rarely wants more, ha.) We read the book Green Eggs And Ham recently and now he always talks about how the guy didn't want to try the green eggs and ham, but when he finally did he discovered he liked it. Whatever works!
My sister used to do the same thing with her multivitamin! She would cheek it before breakfast and not eat anything until it had dissolved.
I'll go with yesterday:
Apple cinnamon cheerios with soymilk, a slice each of smart bacon, sliced banana
Peanuts, raisins, soymilk
Chickpea salad sandwich, letter shaped french fries, apple (split in half), vanilla soy milk yogurt, orange juice
Spaghetti with bean balls, pomodoro sauce, Italian bread, an oreo cookie each, soymilk