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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Only The Best

We all want to give our children only the best in life. I want my son, Mason, who just turned 2 to have everything he wants (within reason). But even at 2 he really does get better things that me. We buy him nice clothing (usually on sale and he is better dress than me), the best in fruits and he gets super healthy (somewhat healthy on a better budget now) snacks. When he was 10 months I was breaking the bank trying to buy all the fresh fruit he could eat because he loved, loved, loved fresh fruit! He still does but we had to reign in his allowance on how much fresh fruit we could give him since he WAS breaking the bank. He could and would eat a whole pint of blueberries or strawberries. Multiple apples a day, and whatever he could get his mouth on. He loves those fruit and veggie puree squeeze things too. Oh and I do make green smoothies most days and he loves those too!
~Mason at 15 months eating his fav, blueberries!~
I try to feed him as healthy as possible. Breakfast he is the best eater! He will eat a whole egg, over medium, 1/4 c oatmeal (gluten free, organic), 1/2 banana and a cup of milk. Lunch is homemade wheat PB&J with grapes or apple on the side. And yogurt and Gold fish for snacks. I think my pushing and prodding has finally won in the veggie dept. The only way I could get him to eat veggies was in the Happy Baby squeeze things and green smoothies but never just straight up leafy greens. Last night was the first night he didn't turn his nose up at salad. He usually spits out the green stuff and eats the other stuff but last night he was eating it all!!! Granted it was the poppyseed strawberry salad from Panera Bread that had TONS of chicken, pineapple, strawberries, blueberries and mandarin oranges. But at least he finally ate the green stuff. Now onto a new chapter of healthy eating with veggies.

Disclaimer: Please know that not everyday is like this, most days he eats this well, but some days I give in and just do what I can to survive. I am not a perfect mother, never will be, but I try and that is all I can do!

QOTD: What is your kids fav healthy snack?
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