I definitely can’t claim to have a 100% perfectly paleo toddler. If you’ve tried to feed one of these creatures you know the challenges. For example, a melt-down in the grocery store there other day ended up with me frantically opening a box of fruit snacks and feeding them to him. Do I get points for the fact that they were organic? Let’s not even talk about holidays.
I do try my best, and would like to share ideas for anyone that’s trying to go paleo with a toddler. Here’s lunch from today – what he ate of what I gave him :)
- 2 oz left-over chicken breast, cubed, with about 1T almond butter spread on the pieces
- 2 cherry tomatoes
- 2 halved, roasted brussels sprouts
- 1 slice dill pickle
- 2 small tangerines
I’ve also started a new strategy with feedings. I was feeding him little bites of food until he was full. This would usually go some thing like him rejecting the healthy paleo food I cooked, and me compromising and giving him something paleo-ish like deli meat. And fruit. So much fruit. Now I get his whole meal prepared on his tray, just what we’re eating. I give him his whole meal and nothing else. He’s been eating way more variety this way.