In this post, I am going to share Genevieve’s daycare breakfast and lunch. We normally give her breakfast at home, but she generally just take a bite or two, if she eats at all. As a result, most days we send her to daycare with breakfast, in addition to the lunch I generally post about.
Kashi Cinnamon Harvest cereal (dry) and organic blueberries
Pineapple, organic kiwi, twice baked potato, pesto grilled chicken, and mushroom/spinach sautee.
Organic cheddar cheese, sliced unsalted almonds, and Spinach/Kale pasta chips
Scrambled eggs are a common breakfast for Genevieve. This morning I scrambled them with chunky salsa. Scrambled eggs are great because she likes them, they aren’t messy, and if she doesn’t finish her meal at home, they can be easily put in a snack cup (we use Munchkin Snack Catchers). Whenever possible, I prefer to feed her organic foods, especially when they are something she eats regularly.
Today’s lunch includes: mashed potatoes, sauteed squash, and Plum Organics Meatballs, that I cut into small pieces.
I normally don’t feed her pre-cooked/pre-packaged foods, but I didn’t cook last night and I didn’t have any protein leftovers to send. These meatballs are great because they are pretty healthy, include vegetables, and are organic.
For lunch add-ons and snacks I also sent Triscut Low Sodium crackers, shaved Parmesan cheese, celery, cucumbers, watermelon, and dried vegetable chips.
Recently Genevieve has refused to eat yogurt, so I thought I would send some to daycare and see what happens. I used a Kiinde reusable food pouch and put it in a zip lock (with a note) to make sure it gets returned. The pouch itself is trash, but the nipple is reusable and I was afraid just asking for the nipple to be returned was asking for confusion on their part. I will just toss the pouch when she gets home.
I prefer to purchase plain yogurt and add flavoring by mixing in my homemade purees.
This is what I packed for Genevieve to eat for lunch today. I know she wont eat all of it, but at least I know she will have enough and that there is plenty of variety.
Rice cake, fresh mozzarella, cucumber, shredded chicken, lentils, and apples/cherries/champagne grapes
I send Genevieve to daycare each day because I disagree with the Food Program.
She eats lunch and 2 snacks each day at daycare and sometimes she eats a 2nd breakfast too, if she doesn’t eat much before she leaves home.
Today’s lunchbox includes:
● Chicken/veggie/rice stir-fry and boiled turnips
● Cherries and Champagne grapes
● cheddar cheese and pumpkin/flax/chia crackers
● celery and dried cherries (sweetened with juice)
● 2 6oz servings of formula (Hipp Growing up Milk)