March 31, 2017

What Adalyn Eats in a Day

What a 2 1/2 year old toddler eats in a day.
Adalyn, my daughter, just turned 2 1/2 years old. She has been a great eater since birth and I know that I am super lucky. We have never had to deal with her refusing to eat like I know that many parents have but of course, we have dealt with some of the typical toddler issues such as throwing food, saying that she is done eating and then asking for a snack 2 seconds later, saying she doesn't like a food that she really does, etc.

I wanted to share a "day in the life" post for fun to share what Adalyn eats in a day. For each meal, I will share a few options of what she would eat since no two days are exactly the same. We try to feed her a healthy, balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables, whole-grains, protein and nutritious dairy products. We do allow treats but try to limit these.

Here are some examples of what Adalyn eats in a day:


Breakfast is Adalyn's favorite meal of the day. She wakes up super happy and is excited for breakfast right away. Some days when I get her from her bed, she says "Mama, I wanna get up and eat breakfast!". Many times, I let her choose what she wants for breakfast since often times, I do not know what I feel like. Her and I have the same taste in breakfast foods so I usually just make myself whatever she is having.

Here are some of the breakfasts that we commonly eat:
-Oatmeal with flax, chia seeds and peanut butter
-Whole-grain waffle with peanut butter
-Whole-grain cereal with fruit and 2% milk
-Smoothie with frozen fruit, baby spinach, milk and sometimes add-ins such as protein powder, chia seeds or peanut butter powder
-Eggs and breakfast potatoes
-Greek yogurt and a side of whole-grain toast with nut butter


Adalyn is a big snacker just like I am and I try to give her nutritious snacks most of the time. Here are her favorites:
-Fresh fruit (grapes, oranges, apples, bananas, blueberries, etc.)
-Fresh vegetables (whole carrots, celery, peapods, sliced peppers, etc.) sometimes paired with Greek yogurt blue cheese dressing or hummus
-Fruit pouches
-Greek yogurt
-Snack bars
-Sliced cheese


Adalyn absolutely LOVES her vitamins and it is her favorite part of the day. She asks me all day long to take her vitamins but we usually do them after dinner.

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Adalyn's nap falls right around lunchtime so what Adalyn has for lunch really depends on the day. Some days, she has a heavy snack around 10:30 or 11 and some days, she has a full lunch before her nap. These are some of our go-to lunch options:
-Homemade pizza on a flatbread or English muffin
-Sandwich and veggies
-A snack plate of lunch meat, cheese, veggies and crackers

Turkey, spinach and cheese Panini on whole-wheat bread, roasted sweet potato fries and a salad made with tomatoes, cucumber, red cabbage with a vinegar and oil dressing. Adalyn ate every last bite!


Every night, we eat dinner as a family and we rarely have the same thing twice. I get bored of having the same foods quickly so I'm always coming up with new creations.

These are some of Adalyn's favorites:
-A big salad with beans and cheese (particularly blue cheese)
-whole-grain spaghetti with any kind of sauce
-Tacos or anything Mexican
-Stir-fries with tofu or chicken
-Any kind of soup


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