Being Brickner : One Year & Beyond: Feeding the Babe

Thursday, June 12, 2014

One Year & Beyond: Feeding the Babe

We love food around here.  We love to eat & so does Waverly Maye, it's actually something we have never, ever had an issue with.  We definitely feel lucky & also are convinced that any of our future babes will refuse to eat, just to repay us for how fortunate we have been. ;)

With that being said, I don't claim to be a good cook (just ask my husband).  I try to stick to meals that have the fewest ingredients as possible & that take the least time to make - yet also, that are healthy, yummy, & every once in a while, that look extra-festive on Waverly's plate.  It's obviously not always an easy task & more than once, we have ended up on an emergency trip to Wendy's.  Yet along the way, we have found some "go-to" meals that work for us & more importantly, for Waverly.


For breakfast during the week, Waverly usually has either a waffle or a cinnamon raisin english muffin with a side of fruit.  Before making either, we will show her both boxes & let her pick.  On the weekends, we will do pancakes or lately, scrambled eggs which are starting to be her favorite.  She has always loved fruit, mainly strawberries & bananas.  I decided to get crazy with some peaches last week which she made very clear she didn't like.  She said "EW!" so I took them all off of the plate (I thought), there was one left which she raised above her head while stating "Mama, I said "EW!".  Girl knows what she wants.

For lunch, we typically go for turkey with sides of fruit or cheese, & goldfish.  If I am home, I will usually make her edamame since she loves it so much.  I have tried the sandwich route many times (grilled cheese, PB & J), but usually, she is not interested.  Lately she has also been requesting demanding a  "dip" (ketchup or ranch), she had it once & then of course, wanted it on everything.  I don't blame her.

For snacks, we will do smoothies, goldfish, or these yogurt tubes.  I feel like she snacks all day, especially if she sees me pull out something to eat, then it immediately becomes hers.  It's really not such a bad diet plan for me. ;)   

For dinner, she either eats what we are eating (chicken, pork chops), or some sort of pasta.  She loves mac & cheese, pasta salad, & spaghetti.  And as I have mentioned before, we don't go a night without edamame, it was one of her first words & she literally will stand at the freezer repeating it.  Lately we have also been alternating with lima beans (which she also thinks is edamame), & have found that she also loves broccoli, peas, & corn (in addition to the edamame, bottom line, she is edamame obsessed).  Really, each night the first thing she eats is her vegetables, we laughed the other night when we gave her pasta with peas in it & looked down a few minutes later to see she had picked all the peas out first.  I love veggies too, but would still always go for the carbs if given the option.

We have never had to do anything special to get Waverly to eat (especially veggies), so any of our success has just been random good luck. :)  Both my husband & I are healthy eaters for the most part, so I definitely think that helps, too.  Our next "food" milestone will be transitioning from a high chair to a booster, something I have decided is absolutely necassary since she is such a big girl now.  I can't even believe what a little lady she is looking like these days, I just love her so much! :)

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Before I sign off for the week (to focus on my last couple days of the school year!!), I wanted to wish you all the happiest Father's Day weekend.  I know how excited I am to celebrate my husband & what an amazing father he becomes more by the day, I really could not do anything I do without him.  I know you ladies feel the same way, enjoy it!
XOXO

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29 comments:

  1. Easton is a great eater as well! He will pretty much eat whatever I put in front of him. I have yet to try lima beans or Edamame but I will now! He loves blueberries and black olives. Also celery...he doesn't actually eat it but like to hold it and just chew on it. Lately (he just turned 1 a few weeks ago) he has been throwing a fit if you cut his food up to small. With bananas, I just split on in half and let him hold it. He does pretty well but it's messy :)

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  2. We just gave Rae edamame last night with some zucchini and it was a success!

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  3. It sounds like Kennedy and Waverly enjoy just about all the same foods except for the edamame, which I want to try with her. I bet she would like it. :) Silly question, but how do you prepare that? I have never eaten it myself.

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  4. It sounds like Kennedy and Waverly enjoy eating a lot of the same foods, except edamame, which we haven't tried. I bet she would like it so I want to try it.. :) Silly question though, how do you prepare it? I have never ate it myself.

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  5. Funny Aria loves her veggies and fruits the most, and bread. Not so interested in sandwiches either, but she likes toast. No pasta. Never tried edamame, I've never had it myself...perhaps she'd enjoy it, she loves beans. They look like beans, so it could be win!

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  6. Wow, she is a great eater! That's wonderful. We still battle with veggies here, I'll have to try edamame! I'm looking for a booster seat too, the high chair is sadly getting too small. Where does the time go?

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  7. My two year old is all about the dip! He doesn't care what it is, but he has to be dipping everything into something. He really likes hummus, and guacamole. But will go for the occasional ketchup! haha!

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  8. Waveryly and my son are the same, no sandwiches here either, and he's 3.5! Although last week he had some toast with butter, we're on the right track! Maybe by kindergarten he'll be eating sandwiches, haha!

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  9. Waverly is so cute! I love her hat!

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  10. Palmer loves the dip too!! Mostly just to dip her fingers in, but nevertheless, she loves it! We are getting close tot he transitioning stages of highchair to booster seat too...

    Alycia//Crazily Normal

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  11. You are so lucky to have such a good eater! I'm gonna try the edemam

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  13. I'm so glad you commented on my blog - it lead me over here. I'm so excited to have another blog to follow with a toddler just older than mine. (I also love your herringbone background - it's gorgeous!) We recently moved Reed to the big table. It's messier at times, but he loves it. I highly recommend a silicone mat for keeping her plate from slipping. Ours has saved us many times!

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    1. Yay, glad we found each other! :) We do have a silicon mat when we go out, but haven't used it at home yet. A good thought for when she comes to the table! So excited to have you, happy Friday! XO

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  14. Ok first of all "Mama, I said 'EW'" hahaha so funny! Girlfriend knows what she wants, is right! Second I haven't even thought of transitioning to a booster seat yet... oh my word that seems too big! and three, Scarlett also loves 'dip dip' (any kind of sauce) on everything... kind of wish I didn't introduce that lol

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  15. She sounds like such a good eater and happy for you shes eating what you guys are eating for the most part. Must make things so much easier.

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  16. You are so lucky to have such a good eater! For the size my kid is, he is NOT a good eater. GAH! I'm pretty sure we eat the same three or four meals every.single.day. And meat? Forget it!

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  17. She is so cute! I love her style and her sweet smile! Waverly and Grace are both good eaters! Now we are in for it with the next kiddos!! ahh!!!

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  18. I am obsessed with edamame, Evan not so much! He says "EW" haha You are so lucky mama! For the most part Evan will eat anything, but we also have those difficult picky eater mood swings! LOL As always Waverly looking ADORABLE!! Have a great weekend!! xoxo

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  19. elyse loves edamame as well...of course I think she just likes to shoot the beans across the room! ha!

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  20. I absolutely love her in that romper...or anything for that matter!! ;) she's perfect!! Liam loves edamame!!

    Boy, oh {mamas} boys

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  21. "Mama, I said EW!" Bahahaha! That kills me!
    And your meals sound perfect!!

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  22. Just catching up on all the posts I missed last week. Love this one! Great tips. Adorable that she wouldn't eat the peaches. Mac's the same way with some things...he will pick them all up and hand them to me because he can't stand having them on his tray. I don't know where he learned it, but last week he told me that green beans were "nasty." What?! What toddler says that?

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  23. I love the divided little plate! Where did you get it from?

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  24. All of her meals sound so good! Too funny that she picked her peaches off her plate, Emerson can't seem to eat those fast enough and once they are gone immediately asks for more. Sadly he has become a little more picky with his veggies over the past few months. Maybe I'll have to try some edamame :)

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