I’ve meant to take part in my friend Brittany’s Munchkin Meals Link Up for months, but have been majorly slacking. I guess I should give myself a break, I did just have a baby after all. Speaking of, Emery will be 1 month on Friday and is solely drinking breast milk. So that was Munchkin Meals… easy enough! I kid
Riley is now 2 years old, 26 months to be exact. I can’t believe she is no longer a baby. She mine as well be 16 and getting her license. I’m not being dramatic at all, nope.
She certainly has acted like a teenager lately, including getting awfully demanding of her parents. I can usually waive it off, but Daddy is certainly the pushover for his sweet little girl. With that, I try to make sure she is getting some healthy foods to balance out the M&M’s.
The highlight of yesterday’s breakfast was Mommy’s famous egg sandwich. Okay, so it’s not famous, but my husband seems to think it’s the greatest thing ever, so of course, Riley does too. It’s just eggs, a splash of milk, oregano, a dash of salt (only in Daddy’s, not Riley’s) and pepper with a little cheese melted on top sandwiched between 2 slices of whole wheat toast. The part Riley really gets a kick out of is the shape.
“It’s a circle sandwich” (as she calls it)! I have a Pampered Chef device that not only cuts things into cute little circles, but it seals as well. This makes for slightly less messy sandwiches (I almost always use it for PB & J’s). The cute added step is so worth it to me if it makes her smile. =)
In addition to the sandwich, she also had a clementine and blueberries. To drink she had water, milk and watered down orange juice… yes, she requested all three.
And I wonder why she acts spoiled sometimes. She always drinks her milk first thing in the morning and rarely has juice- this was a special treat I gave her since Daddy was having some, too. Such a Daddy’s girl.
Late-morning we shared an un-pictured blueberry muffin (leftover from a recent Panera visit). Riley LOVES muffins, but who doesn’t?! I prefer the Apple Crunch myself.
While I may emblazon Ryan with the pushover logo, I may have been one myself today.
Hey, at least it’s an organic sucker, right?
The last item I have to share was a serving of peanut butter banana sushi.
This is really simple, and a fun, easy to make (and eat) snack for Riley. I just spread some peanut butter over a whole wheat tortilla, add a drizzle of honey, then (in this case) half a banana, then roll it up and cut into small sushi-like pieces. Grab and go style foods are best at this age, as it can be difficult to get her to sit through an entire meal. She also had another cup of milk and another handful of blueberries.
Another reason grab and go style meals work best right now, that whole, ‘I just had a baby’ thing. Being a stay at home Mom of a newborn (1 month tomorrow!) and a 2 year old is something I am still getting adjusted to, so easy meals have been our go to.
The plan for dinner is a simple veggie stir fry, which Riley will probably just pick the carrots out of. I could wait and try to share a pic, but Ryan had to go out of town overnight and I am sure it won’t be easy to make dinner and juggle the 2 kiddos (Emery’s longest awake stretch of the day is always in the evening).
So that was the majority of our day. I look forward to reading others linked up posts and finding more quick ideas to fuel my hyper, ever-growing