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Mumma Food vs. Buggle Food


Today is National Food Day! In order to celebrate, I am sharing with you another Mumma Food vs. Buggle Food post.

As a Mom, I know it can be difficult sometimes to come up with ideas for feeding our little ones. Presenting them with something that looks appetizing and tastes enjoyable, while still providing good nutrition, can be a real challenge. I know that I often turn to cookbooks, magazines, or other blogs and websites for inspiration, so I occasionally like to share my own ideas, in case they might inspire other parents out there to experiment with  their child’s food. (And not resort to buying those over-priced, too high in sodium/sugar, convenience foods made for kids in factories and marketed with cartoon characters.)

I try as much as possible to make the same thing for both Simon and I for lunch, (with some occasional slight differences) so that he can see me enjoying the same food I am offering to him. I believe it is important to set that example.

I also worry that if I offer him the same thing, day after day, I will not allow him to be adventurous with food, or possibly might “dumb down” his palette, so that he won’t ever develop a taste for new things. This is not to say that we don’t have certain go-to meals that we eat often, just that we also try to break up any taste bud monotony that might start to set in.

Here are two of our recent, everyday lunches.

Mommy and Toddler Salads with Pita:
Mine has walnuts on it, his doesn’t, since he cannot chew them yet. My salad has dressing, so I left my pita plain, while his pita has peanut butter and all-fruit spread in it. His salad has some toddler puff cereal for a nice crunch, since he doesn’t like eating greens yet.

Tomato, Egg, and Cheese sandwiches:
Served with a side of banana.

Also, in case you would like to see some more good ideas from others, check out my toddler food ideas pinboard on pinterest!

Happy Eating!


Author: thismummaslife

I am a Mumma, Wife and part-time Assistant Children's Librarian. I want this blog to be a collection of moments from daily life that may inspire or be relatable. Please feel free to leave me comments, thoughts, feedback or stories from your own life.

2 thoughts on “Mumma Food vs. Buggle Food

  1. My DD discovered she could eat salad greens a month or two ago with her single set of molars and my salad has been pilfered of the leafys ever since. LOL Before that tomatoes, onions, and croutons were liberated. It doesn’t even matter if I give the thief her own salad, inevitably she gets to mine before I’m done. Hehe. I make fun, but it is really been stress free. Both of those look delicious.

    • Simon has eaten greens, but after a few nibbles he gives up because he chews and chews and chews like c ow and then gets discouraged. He absolutely adores tomatoes though, and usually eat avocado, cucumber, and diced bell pepper. He also likes olives and mushrooms and beans, which sometimes end up on salads around here. Onions he has tried and only liked when cooked. So awesome that your little one is such a voracious salad eater!

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