Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Tuesday's Toddler Tidbits #3

(See here for an explanation of Tuesday's Toddler Tidbits)

This past week, we were out of town AGAIN, so once again, I altered food options where needed. In fact, for a couple of days, we existed on convenience foods entirely (sigh). Serving sizes, where applicable, in parentheses. Remember, these are my offerings to the little toddler tummies...when food offered is not consumed and I know they've eaten it in the past, I assume the tummies are still full from the last offering. Here's the lineup:

Sunday:
  • Breakfast: 2 slices cheese, dry Cheerios, scrambled eggs, milk to drink
  • Lunch: cheese toast, hot dog, milk
  • Dinner: chicken on cornbread, roasted carrots, steamed peas and carrots, milk
Monday:
  • Breakfast: Cheerios, cheese, mandarin oranges, milk
  • Lunch: watermelon cubes, macaroni and cheese, few Cheetos! milk to drink
  • Afternoon Snack: water in their sippy cups; 3 animal crackers
  • Dinner: milk, chopped cooked broccoli, Black Bean Lasagna (no one ate ANYTHING...)
Tuesday:
  • Breakfast: cottage cheese pancakes (1/3 recipe each!), 1 large sliced banana split 3 ways; milk
  • Lunch: 1/2 peanut butter-banana-and-honey sandwich, watermelon, broccoli with cheese (a little over kill on the broccoli these last 2 weeks...), water to drink
  • Afternoon Snack: just a cup of water
  • Dinner: milk, chopped cooked broccoli, Black Bean Lasagna (no one ate ANYTHING...)
Wednesday:
  • Breakfast: Banana Pancakes, milk to drink
  • Lunch: 4 Ritz crackers with peanut butter on top; watermelon; milk to drink (had animal crackers at the store to tide them over so they weren't very hungry...)
  • Afternoon Snack: none
  • Dinner: Cincinnati Chili (kids each ate 1-2 tablespoons), some green veggie--can't remember
Thursday:
  • Breakfast: strawberries, dry Cheerios, scrambled eggs, milk
  • Lunch: chicken nuggets, Goldfish crackers, milk
  • Afternoon Snack: none....
  • Dinner: can't remember
Friday:
  • Breakfast: Pop tarts! scrambled eggs, mandarin oranges, milk to drink
  • Lunch: hot dogs, fruit cocktail, chocolate chip cookies, milk to drink
  • Dinner: peanut butter crackers, cheese stick, water to drink
Saturday:
  • Breakfast: pancakes, cheese stick, mandarin oranges, milk to drink
  • Lunch: Goldfish crackers, canned peaches, milk to drink
  • Dinner: Rotisserie chicken, broccoli (yea! A veggie enters the food chain again!), cantaloupe (yea! A non-canned fruit!)

2 comments:

Bridgette Boudreaux said...

We love poptarts! Ethan has one for breakfast when we are on the run.

$5 Dinner Mom said...

Yeah for the fresh stuff again! We were out of town for the holiday and I felt so "out of it"! My SIL bought us our "regular" foods, but I still felt "off"! It's nice to be back home and in the routine again! I was at the store this morning and got some plain yogurt and pumpkin! It was a big hit this afternoon! Thanks for the great tip! I plan to do a snack post on $5 Dinners soon and will give YOU all the credit for this great and very frugal snack!