Hey everyone! Today I wanted to do a more casual post taking you through my day & showing you what Ezra and I eat during a typical day. I feel like I am constantly on the hunt for new meal ideas for Jack and I, and I’m always looking to add new things to Ezra’s repertoire of foods, so I figured if any of you are in the same boat, maybe this post will give you some ideas! I plan on doing these pretty frequently, so as always, let me know if you like these type of posts.
I literally can NOT believe Ezra is almost 1 year old, it’s insane! I feel like these last couple of months have held the most – and some of the biggest – milestones and changes in Ezra’s skillset and personality. He started crawling, pulling up, waving, pointing, imitating sounds and movements, and on top of all of that – moving on from puréed foods and onto finger foods. Just to give you an idea about where we’re at in terms of Ezra’s feeding schedule: he is still breastfed, and he nurses about 4 times a day, first thing in the morning, before and after his afternoon nap, and at bedtime. Since he is still nursing, he only gets about two meals per day, sometimes with a snack in between. On the nights when I am at work, he gets a bottle of previously pumped milk at bedtime. He also wakes up once (occasionally twice) during the night to nurse as well. I usually try to wake up before him (between 6:30 and 7:00am) to eat my breakfast before he’s up!
Today for breakfast I’m having an everything bagel from Trader Joe’s with a whole avocado and some coffee. I toasted the bagel and mixed the avocado with some salt, pepper and garlic powder. And actually, after I took this picture I decided to add some Sriracha! YUM. I love the Teeny Tiny Avocados from Trader Joe’s because they are the perfect size for a bagel like this (or regular toast) and they’re also the perfect size for Ezra – he’ll usually eat a whole one. The coffee I am liking recently is Dunkin’ Donuts brand – coffee connoisseurs please don’t hate me – and my FAVORITE creamer is the So Delicious coconut milk creamer in the french vanilla flavor. So, needless to say I’m pretty basic when it comes to coffee, HA.
Ezra woke up around 8:00am and I nursed him, so after nursing him I usually wait about an hour before giving him breakfast. Today he had a piece of peanut butter toast, applesauce with cinnamon and half of a banana. Don’t let the presentation fool you – I pretty much only loaded the plate like this for the picture, haha. In fact, this super cute Skip Hop tray doesn’t even fit on his high-chair tray, just because of the way the high chair is shaped, so I’m really bummed because it’s so cute! The white part of the plate is removable and is microwave safe, so it makes it easy to load the plate and heat up the food, and sometimes I will just put the white plate on his tray, since it fits. Also, the spoon in this picture came with the tray as well – Ezra doesn’t quite know how to use a spoon yet, but sometimes I will load the spoon and hand it to him, and he will grasp it and bring it to his mouth, a good start! It’s the perfect size for his little hands. You can shop this tray and others like it here.
Ezra has been eating a TON recently, so usually once he finishes the food I prepared for him, he will eat some of a pouch – we have been loving the Happy Baby/ Happy Tot brand! The Happy Tot pouches have more variety of combinations, and he seems to really enjoy them. I also love that it helps me give him a balanced meal. It can be difficult and time consuming to prepare enough vegetables, fruits, grains, etc. ahead of time for him, but these pouches are a great way to give him a serving of fruits or vegetables if he doesn’t have those on his plate already.