After a tough winter of eating due to incessant teething and bothersome colds, my little meat free man has regained his appetite and then some.
Here are some of the foods that 15 month old Tripp has been loving lately:
- Dada’s Saturday morning pancakes (our go-to recipe is this one from Isa Does It)
- Roasted broccoli
- Roasted sweet potato
- Dr. Praeger’s Spinach Littles
- Homemade Smoothies
- Whole wheat animal crackers
- Mighty 4 and Mighty Morning pouches
- Brandless applesauce pouches
- Ella’s Kitchen Vegetable Bake pouch
- Whatever we’re eating!
Trippy usually sits in his high chair for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and insists on feeding himself with his little utensils. This means meals often end with oatmeal in his hair, noodles on his forehead, or food in his lap, but it’s all in the name of progress, right? He’s making a mess but he’s also making us quite proud.
As far as weaning goes, we’re still nursing over here! Though I’m ready to wean like yesterday, things were quite complicated with Tripp being sick so many times this winter. Not only did my attempts at weaning get put on hold, it seemed like we were nursing double-time. Though it was tiring, I was glad that I could give him that comfort and nutrition when he wasn’t feeling well.
Now that he’s made it through the worst of cold and flu season, we’re back to attempting to wean. This includes Tripp drinking a cup or two of unsweetened Ripple during the day, which is a non-dairy milk made from peas. It features 8 grams of plant-based protein per serving, 50% more calcium than cow’s milk and 32 grams of DHA Omega-3s. Though he isn’t vegan, I prefer giving him this over cow’s milk. Our pediatrician ok’d this, so long as we make sure he gets enough (healthy) fat in his diet for proper brain development.
Bring on the avocado!