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What did your toddler actually eat today?

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BumpPower Sat 30-Jul-16 19:32:11

One weetabix with a handful of the aldi granolay stuff and whole milk.
3 small bites of half a piece of brown toast, licked all the butter off though.
1 ikea child's cup of homemade smoothie (banana, small handful of frozen "summer fruits", spoon of greek yoghurt, milk)
Half a rich tea biscuit
Tuna pasta (about a dozen tubes) and half an avacado
Half a small scone with jam + jam licked from the other uneaten half
Mini box of raisins
Small apple with just the core take out
Beef mince pasta bake (poor meal plannning double pasta I know!) he ate some of the pasta (8ish bits), a small amount of the mince (2 teaspoons maybe) 2 or 3 pieces of carrot.
A slice of garlic bread.
He's 2yrs 4months. Very very active. Seems like a lot of food now I write it all down.
Anyone care to share what their DC ate today? I'm not trying to start a competitive wholemeal Quinoa and organic kale list just interested in volume. I saw one of those portion size posters in the sure start and it made me worry. The portions were tiny.

starsinyourpies Sat 30-Jul-16 19:35:40

1 Weetabix
Half an English muffin with butter
A banana
Half an apple
Gnocchi with pesto and green beans
Ella's fruity pouch
Half jacket potato with beans and cheese
Some milk at bedtime.

She ate well today, very active day!

Greensiren2014 Sat 30-Jul-16 19:35:49

Wow, I wish my son would eat that well, he's also 2 years 3 months and has eaten:
1 weetabix
1/2 slice of toast
Licked a strawberry
Less than 1/4 of a cheese sandwich
Maybe 8 tubes of pasta bolognaise, with meat and onion picked off
3 yoghurt tubes
2 biscotti biscuits and some milk....
NOT good! Yours looks great to me, really balanced!

WorldsBiggestGrotbag Sat 30-Jul-16 19:38:17

That sounds like quite a lot to me. Are you worried it's too little?
DD1 is 2.8. She had a poached egg and half a slice of toast for breakfast. Some baguette, cheese, tomato and cucumber for lunch. Half an apple mid afternoon. Potato wedges (maybe 4), half a cod fillet and some broccoli for dinner. Small bowl of Greek yoghurt and blueberries after.

WorldsBiggestGrotbag Sat 30-Jul-16 19:39:48

DD2 is 12 months and ate more than that!

MaisieDotes Sat 30-Jul-16 19:39:49

DS1- 23mo:
- bowl of mini Shredded Wheat
- about 4/5 oz milk (to drink)
- 1 slice of bread
- 1/ 2 slices cheddar
- a yoghurt
- a satsuma
- a rice cake
- a Marietta biscuit
- about 2 bites of baked sweet potato
- 2 fish fingers
- some broccoli
- a banana
- about 6oz milk

Daytona79 Sat 30-Jul-16 19:41:17

22 months old

Breakfast - 1.5 weetabix with milk then some raspberrys

Lunch was out and a kids buckets with a ham roll, small block cheese, little kids yogurt and a mini white chocolate bar

He ate everything

Dinner was roast chicken , potatoes and a corn on cob

He ate everything

Pudding a mashed up banana

500 ml semi milk spilt between first and last thing

Water during day.

Blueberry234 Sat 30-Jul-16 19:42:28

2 yr old

Small bowl of puffed wheat
Half a banana
1/4 slice toast with marmite

1 egg cheese omelette
Ramekin of yoghurt with frozen berries

Half a bag organix popcorn

Tablespoon lasagna
Tablespoon peas

1/2 slice garlic bread

MsTea Sat 30-Jul-16 19:45:16

Bran flakes
Porridge with blueberries and grated apple

Boiled egg and wholemeal toast (he left one soldier)

Chilli and rice (lots of hidden veg)
Small chocolate bar

He doesn't usually have two breakfasts; the first was with DP then the second was with me when I got up and he saw what I was having! He's two years 10 months.

TheWeeBabySeamus1 Sat 30-Jul-16 19:45:20

DS 20mo:

8oz formula
2 Weetabix
Sweet potato and butternut squash soup & half a buttered roll
Bowl of strawberries
2 baby biscuits
Pasta and mix veg sauce
Slice of Madeira cake
Bowl of strawberries
8oz of formula

BumpPower Sat 30-Jul-16 19:45:27

worldsbiggestG I think it's quite a lot. He also took some sizeable bites out of his dinsosaur books! Broccoli, tomato and cucumber makes me envious, DS only seems to eat fruit...
greensiren was it his strawberry?

Cloudybutwarm Sat 30-Jul-16 19:47:50

22 month old ds ate

1 banana
1 bowl bite size shredded wheat
1 bowl porridge

3 cheese and spinach muffins (small homemade ones)

Pulled pork roll (burger size roll)

Box of raisins

1 soft boiled egg and 1 piece of toast
Handful of cherry tomatoes

Tea was quite small for him, we'd been out all day and were late back. Normally he has pretty much an adult size portion!

Greensiren2014 Sat 30-Jul-16 19:48:10

It was his strawberry! I struggle to get him to eat any fruit so I guess could've been worse. I can't remember the last time I saw him eat a vegetable or salad or anything Unknown 🙄 Very envious of all of you whose kids eat soup, eggs, potatoes etc!

WorldsBiggestGrotbag Sat 30-Jul-16 19:48:37

Broccoli, tomato and cucumber are pretty much her limit grin. She likes peas and raw cabbage but not much veg otherwise.
It looks like he eats well. Pretty balanced diet. If he's active and not overweight I wouldn't worry!
Those toddler portion size posters made me panic when I realised my 12 month old eats more than that! She's been on the same centile since birth though.

WorldsBiggestGrotbag Sat 30-Jul-16 19:49:21

DD1 absolutely loves eggs, which I've always been very grateful for. Has eggs every day for breakfast (she doesn't like cereal).

Schmoochypoos Sat 30-Jul-16 19:49:45

DS1 very nearly 3 ate a small bowl of cornflakes, cereal bar and some cashew nuts.
Lunch was half a marmite sandwich, a boiled egg (only ate the yolk) and half an apple.
He had two Bourbon biscuits at grandmas and small hot chocolate.
Dinner was 2 fish fingers, brocolli and parsnips.

I don't feel like he eats enough sometimes.

I think your DS eats a lot!

SoggyBeachDays Sat 30-Jul-16 19:53:47

This was a really good day for DD (20 months), who has lately become very fussy. She ate:

A small bowl of porridge
A drop scone
Some pieces of cheese and a tiny amount of apple (lunch)
A good sized bowl of spaghetti bolognaise (full of veg), a little raw pepper
A yoghurt

She had 2 cups of cows milk and a breastfeed.

She also refused quite a lot - raspberries, banana, oatcakes (usually safe), broccoli (not even sure why I keep trying).

hopgarden1 Sat 30-Jul-16 19:54:16

Mine ds had
Weetabix with handful of fruit and fibre
Toast and butter

Snack- banana

Lunch - 3/4 child plate of fish pie with grated carrot in white sauce; mash and spinach - the rest was duly thrown to the floor when apparently he had finished
Pud was yoghurt

Tea- slice of toast, cheddar (about enough for toast), chocolate digestive, grapes, apricot and cheeries.

Milk at wake up and bedtime

I don't think it's that well balanced as he prefers fruit to veg; doesn't eat sandwiches and any new foods I offer-he throws to the floor like some animal!!!

Joinourclub Sat 30-Jul-16 20:41:01

Bowl of porridge with strawberries.
Scotch pancake
Bread and hummus and cheese and tomatoes and cold roast chicken
Chocolate biscuit
Chicken nuggets roast potatoes and peas
Scotch pancake

Not the most nutritious of days!

MyBreadIsEggy Sat 30-Jul-16 20:48:15

Breakfast: Bowl of weetabix with whole milk, half a banana and a few bites of my toast.
Snack: Handful of grapes and a babybel
Lunch: we were at a friends BBQ, so she had a sausage, some carrot sticks, cucumber sticks, 2 chicken nuggets, strawberries and a small chocolate chip muffin
Dinner: wasn't very hungry after bbq, so had half a ham sandwich, some Organix carrot puffs, and a tangerine.
Then 6oz of whole milk before bed

wobblywonderwoman Sat 30-Jul-16 20:53:50

Mine are going through a fussy stage

One toddler ate 3 weetabix. Cheese&Banana at lunchtime. Pasta pesto. Plum. Apple. Yoghurt.Two cups milk.

Other 2 weetabix. Soup and potatoes with extra vegetables mixed through. Yoghurt. Pasta pesto and three cups milk.

Pasta and pesto - IKEA child's bowl full.

BumpPower Sat 30-Jul-16 21:01:00

schmoo how does your DS eat his boiled egg? Mine leaned over to my eggs this morning and smashed them his spoon whilst yelling "their hatching"!. Does yours scoop it out?

IveGotCheese Sat 30-Jul-16 21:01:09

Half a slice of wholemeal toast dipped a few times in an egg.

A Froob.

A few slices of cucumber, nibble of lettuce, half a small chicken breast and a new potato.

My 2.7 DD is such a crap eater but she has tonnes of energy and no weight problems so I try not to worry but I get so jealous of toddlers who eat loads envy

trilbydoll Sat 30-Jul-16 21:02:14

Yesterday and today both dc had porridge banana and yoghurt for breakfast.

Yesterday that was dd1 (3yo) pretty much done, I think she had a choc lolly in M&S , some chips and one marmite sandwich and that was it! Today she had marmite sandwich and pom bears for lunch, ice cream as we were out today, then mushroom chicken (half a thigh) and mashed potato for tea. It's more than she's eaten for days so I'm really pleased.

HelenF35 Sat 30-Jul-16 21:06:54

My 13 month old has eaten.

Shreddies with milk
Greek yoghurt
2 banana pancakes
A quesadilla filled with cheese, salsa and tomato puree
A banana
A pack of bear fruit pieces
2 fish fingers with potatoes and beans

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