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Poppy Foods

My last Poppy Foods post was about a year ago, so I figured it was about time to whip one out again! Poppy is almost two, and to be honest a pretty picky eater. Meal time is a bit of a mind game, one day she loves something next day she in hysterics at the sight of it. We’re working on it… 

But there are her staples that I know will always go over well with her. A typical Menu would look like: 
Breakfasts
– Plain Yogurt with Frozen Blueberries, Coconut flakes and Sunflower Seeds.
– Toast & Oranges
– Oatmeal with Yogurt & bananas

Lunches
-Hummus with Crackers & Veggies – cucumbers & bell peppers are her favourites. 
-Rice Cake with Hummus or Avocado or Sunflower Butter
-Cheese & Frozen Peas

Dinner
-Whole Wheat Pasta with Organic (sugar free) Tomato Sauce
-Homemade Baked Yam Fries
Sometimes Scrambled Eggs
Sometimes Quinoa

Poppy usually requests to listen to record while she eats. Lately it’s always Julie Andrew’s Christmas because she thinks the photo on the cover looks like Auntie Megan. But this week we got the vinyl of David’s band’s new record so I knew she would be so excited when she heard it come on because she knows that it’s Dada, “Uncle” Cayne (nayne) & “Uncle” Andrew (NaNu). 

This was her reaction when I turned it on, lol. She’s yelling “Neigh!” because their music video has a horse in it. 

It’s the middle of winter but she’s really into wearing her ballerina swimsuit 24/7 right now. 

What do you feed your toddler? 
Any success in fixing a picky eater? 

5 Comments

  1. mubarakkbath@gmail.com
    December 16, 2015 / 11:29 pm

    I spoke with you briefly at a christmas market and didn’t even realize until later that when you were mentioning your daughter it was you and Poppy that you were talking about lol. I’ve got a daughter same age as Poppy and she has an insatiable appetite but is picky too…worst combo. I make a variation of pancakes (apple cinn, berry, banana nut/seed and also throw in a 1/2 cup oats into the batter), cream cheese and cucumber lunches – sandwiches or tortilla roll ups. Veggie quesadilla (corn,beans,peppers,tomato) strips. Homemade calzones – seems to love those. I’ve panko breaded my own chicken + zucchini strips which were a big hit. Veggie mac n cheese…mash sweet potato or pureed broccoli into your fave mac n cheese recipe. Avocado and yam sushi and miso soup. All of the above stand no chance at leftovers the next day…no way.
    Hope any of these help….and know that so many of us share the same struggle! For the most part we stand in front of the fridge ALL DAY and she points to yogurt or random things like pickled jalapeños.

  2. mubarakkbath@gmail.com
    December 16, 2015 / 11:29 pm

    I spoke with you briefly at a christmas market and didn’t even realize until later that when you were mentioning your daughter it was you and Poppy that you were talking about lol. I’ve got a daughter same age as Poppy and she has an insatiable appetite but is picky too…worst combo. I make a variation of pancakes (apple cinn, berry, banana nut/seed and also throw in a 1/2 cup oats into the batter), cream cheese and cucumber lunches – sandwiches or tortilla roll ups. Veggie quesadilla (corn,beans,peppers,tomato) strips. Homemade calzones – seems to love those. I’ve panko breaded my own chicken + zucchini strips which were a big hit. Veggie mac n cheese…mash sweet potato or pureed broccoli into your fave mac n cheese recipe. Avocado and yam sushi and miso soup. All of the above stand no chance at leftovers the next day…no way.
    Hope any of these help….and know that so many of us share the same struggle! For the most part we stand in front of the fridge ALL DAY and she points to yogurt or random things like pickled jalapeños.

  3. mubarakkbath@gmail.com
    December 16, 2015 / 11:29 pm

    I spoke with you briefly at a christmas market and didn’t even realize until later that when you were mentioning your daughter it was you and Poppy that you were talking about lol. I’ve got a daughter same age as Poppy and she has an insatiable appetite but is picky too…worst combo. I make a variation of pancakes (apple cinn, berry, banana nut/seed and also throw in a 1/2 cup oats into the batter), cream cheese and cucumber lunches – sandwiches or tortilla roll ups. Veggie quesadilla (corn,beans,peppers,tomato) strips. Homemade calzones – seems to love those. I’ve panko breaded my own chicken + zucchini strips which were a big hit. Veggie mac n cheese…mash sweet potato or pureed broccoli into your fave mac n cheese recipe. Avocado and yam sushi and miso soup. All of the above stand no chance at leftovers the next day…no way.
    Hope any of these help….and know that so many of us share the same struggle! For the most part we stand in front of the fridge ALL DAY and she points to yogurt or random things like pickled jalapeños.

  4. DL
    December 17, 2015 / 4:57 pm

    if you eat dinner together as a family (as much as possible) then children watch their parents eating a variety of foods and enjoying them. We are our kids greatest teachers and they learn everything by watching and mimicking us. So be an example to them and offer them the exact foods that you eat. Do not make two meals at dinner, make one meal for everyone and offer the kids a smaller portion. Get them to try a mouthful, if they don’t like it don’t make it a big deal. Offer them fruit and cheese if they refuse to eat your dinner but make it clear that your kitchen isn’t a restaurant. If kids refuse to eat their dinner but 30 min later are asking for a snack and you give in,them you are setting the stage for picky eating and poor nutrition for the growing years.

  5. Megan
    December 24, 2015 / 6:01 am

    Aw popster! The ballerina suit is hilarious. And I’m flattered that she thinks I look like Maria Von Trapp.

  6. Batter
    January 2, 2016 / 10:08 pm

    Where is that high chair from?

  7. January 16, 2016 / 3:23 am

    please make this a regular (weekly!) feature! I have a 9.5 month old baby boy and I’m starting the whole 3 meals a day thing and I am constantly baffled at what to feed him! right now it’s a lot of toast with cream cheese and bananas coated in rice cereal. I know its going to get though as he’s able to eat more complex things, so this would be a great resource to come back to. oh, and would love to hear what kind of activities you do with poppy, (and things you did with her as a younger baby). I feel so unprepared for this stage! I actually have to feed and entertain my baby now, agh!!!

  8. January 16, 2016 / 3:23 am

    please make this a regular (weekly!) feature! I have a 9.5 month old baby boy and I’m starting the whole 3 meals a day thing and I am constantly baffled at what to feed him! right now it’s a lot of toast with cream cheese and bananas coated in rice cereal. I know its going to get though as he’s able to eat more complex things, so this would be a great resource to come back to. oh, and would love to hear what kind of activities you do with poppy, (and things you did with her as a younger baby). I feel so unprepared for this stage! I actually have to feed and entertain my baby now, agh!!!

  9. January 16, 2016 / 3:23 am

    please make this a regular (weekly!) feature! I have a 9.5 month old baby boy and I’m starting the whole 3 meals a day thing and I am constantly baffled at what to feed him! right now it’s a lot of toast with cream cheese and bananas coated in rice cereal. I know its going to get though as he’s able to eat more complex things, so this would be a great resource to come back to. oh, and would love to hear what kind of activities you do with poppy, (and things you did with her as a younger baby). I feel so unprepared for this stage! I actually have to feed and entertain my baby now, agh!!!

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