I get a lot of questions about what Piper eats, which I get because I'm always looking for fresh ideas on snacks/meals to give her too.
Luckily, Piper has always been a really good eater. An extremely messy eater, but a good one. The girl really loves her food and eats A LOT. She drinks a bottle of whole milk first thing in the morning, and before she goes to bed at night. Some days she's not as hungry, and other days I can't seem to fill her up. I just kind of roll with whatever she needs day-to-day.
BREAKFAST: usually 1 egg, 1/2 avocado, and berries, or kodiak pancakes with berries and raw nut butter, or oats with berries and raw nut butter
SNACK: usually sliced cucumbers and hummus or more berries
LUNCH: usually turkey, cottage cheese, and snap peas or something. Or chicken sausage and yogurt.
SNACK: sometimes she wants a snack now, and other times she doesn't. She'll usually have a sliced apple, or roasted veggies, or veggie straws, etc.
DINNER: depending on what time we eat (we're staying with our in-laws right now and they eat a bit later than we usually do), she'll either eat the same thing we're having, or I'll give her something similar to what she eats for lunch. I like giving her our same dinners because she gets a wider variety of foods that way.
Obviously packed snacks and pouches are super easy, but I usually only use them when we're traveling or on the go. I try giving her real, solid foods as much as possible. A lot of my go-to snack and dinner options are:
- Sliced apples
- Bananas (piper doesn't like these which is annoying because they're such an easy snack)
- Snap peas
- Hard boiled eggs
- Roasted veggies (broccoli, brussel sprouts, sweet potato, etc.)
- Corn on the cop
- Siggis yogurt
- Annie's mac & cheese
- Peanut butter sandwich
- Kodiak pancakes (or 1 banana + 1 egg mashed together and cooked like pancake)
- Eggs and avocado (her favourite)
- Banza pasta + sauce
- Chicken sausage