Little Chickpea Food Wednesday: Deconstructed Omelet

I get a lot of questions about the type of food I feed Boo, and how she does with healthy choices.

(Let’s not forget she has her own opinion on healthy eating, which I wouldn’t suggest following.)

A while back I did a week long series all about toddler food and picky eaters. (If you haven’t checked it out, please do!)

But I feel like I need to do more than just a week long series and share some of the things that Boo eats on a weekly basis. That’s why Every Week on Wednesday, I’m going to have a toddler food post called:

I’m hoping that I can share some of the things that have worked for us each week, whether it be:

I can’t promise that it’s going to be all unicorns and roses, and everything I post that Boo likes your child will like. You see, most likely getting Boo to eat some of the food took some MaJoR convincing, and a little Mickey Mouse hot dog dance to get her to try at least one bite…

But alas I’ll share that all, and hopefully you will learn that there is no need to run to the nearest golden arches to save your sanity.

(Or in Boo’s case, the nearest self serve Fro-Yo…)

Ok, so let’s begin!

Today I’m going to start off with the most important meal of the day…

Boo is at that stage where she doesn’t like her food put together, if that makes sense.

So for example, she would refuse to eat an omelet because in her eyes it’s too un-familiar and complicated. So instead, I take everything that would be in her omelet and put it all separately on her plate.

Did I mention she’s 100% Diva?!?

(If your toddler is fine eating it all together than by all means do so!)

Before I talk about the omelet, I should mention I try and incorporate each of the following into each meal. (Key Word: Try)

In this meal I am missing the grains, but I usually will makeup for that in the snack a few hours later so that’s ok.

For the veggies and fat I used cherry tomatoes and avocado. Boo LOVES both, so I knew this would be easy to get her to eat!

(She’s been eating avocado since 6 months, and recently after introducing her to tomatoes multiple times, she loves tomatoes.)

Berries is another favorite of Boo’s. She could eat a whole flat of berries no problem…So could I.

(You can guess where our money goes…)

Obviously that was an easy one to get her to eat…

For the scrambled eggs, I cooked them in a little bit of coconut oil.

You must try eggs cooked in coconut oil!! It’s amazing!

She was a little hesitant at first to eat the eggs, but I offered her a ‘Big Girl‘ fork that was pink, and she was really excited to use it for her eggs. It’s the little things for Boo that make eating not so stressful for her.

There you have it!

If there is anything you would like to see on Wednesdays, let me know!!

P.S.

I just love this little girl… :-)

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  1. Such a cute idea! When it’s time for me to have kids blogs like yours will be a great resource. :)

  2. Kate says:

    what a great idea I know lots of kids who wont mix their food so this is perfect !

  3. Jessica says:

    This looks so good, and like something my kids would eat! Love the idea of reading something every Wednesday that my kids might eat!
    Congrats on your newest baby, she is beautiful!

  4. jaclyn says:

    What age can you introduce eggs? I love the idea of the deconstructed omelette! mmmm
    PS both girls are just adorable :)

    http://www.lilmsadventures.blogspot.com

  5. Ksenija says:

    Hahaha, what the hell happened with Baby Boo in the first picture? Did you introduce her to chocolate cake ;) ?

  6. Purelytwins says:

    too cute.
    we love our eggs with coconut oil too! :)

  7. Mommy Sauri says:

    You say that you introduced her to tomatoes multiple times. How long did it take? Did you just leave it on the plate, or take it away. Did you offer multiple days in a row? I give you credit for sticking with it. Our picky 2 year old gets the best of mommy and papi most meals!

    • Arielle says:

      I started introducing her tomatoes around when she was 1, and for a while she liked them. Then all of the sudden she started to not want anything to do with them. But each time we had a meal that had tomatoes in it, I would give them to her on her plate. Sometimes she would eat them, and sometimes she wouldn’t. Eventually, she got used to them being on her plate every so often and started to eat them again. Now, she asks for them all the time! :)

  8. Your girls are beautiful! I love the idea of you posting what you feed baby boo, I am sure so many people will benefit from it. :)

  9. Meghan is STILL at the age of not liking her food put together. I keep thinking it’s going to end, but nope. She only eats single-ingredient things. Makes dinner tough. Casseroles are a no-go around here.

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