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16 months munchkin meals + a simple balanced breakfast pancake

by Heather

Over the weekend our little munchkin turned 16 months.  Guess I need to do another monthly update!  But before I share more about what’s new with our little man, let’s take a look at what he’s been eating – specifically yesterday.

Yes, he did in fact try to eat the shave gel – the paci was a necessary intervention.


Breakfast is always our favorite meal of the day.  I love it, and so does he.  He must have inherited that from his mama. 🙂

Many mornings we eat custard oats (oatmeal with an egg cooked into it).  But some mornings I just want something a little quicker, but still with all the goodness of custard oats.  There enters the 3 ingredient banana-egg-oat pancake.  For the recipe click here – it’s such a simple breakfast.  Much less messy than oatmeal for little hands still learning to use a spoon.  I topped it off with a little melted coconut oil + it was also cooked in coconut oil… I’m a little obsessed with coconut oil right now, FYI.


I also sauteed some sliced apples in coconut oil + cinnamon, just to soften them up a little bit.  He ate all of the pancake + about half the apples.

Mid morning snack of (un-pictured) raisins after some play time at the library.


Lunch was a little bit of this and that.  Hunter finished off our pasta leftovers (whole wheat pasta with ground beef + tomato sauce and shredded zucchini) – he had about 3x the amount shown below.  Peas from the freezer, half an avocado and the rest of the cinnamon apples from breakfast.


Then while I was eating he wanted my black bean burger, so he had a few bites of it.  Wish I would have cooked up 2 for myself…


His afternoon nap only lasted about 1.5 hours… a bit too short.  He snacked on cheddar cheese + munched on a carrots – much too hard and big for him to actually eat, but he had fun with it.

By the time dinner rolled around he was a bit fussy from being awake longer than normal so it wasn’t the easiest.  However, it was the most delicious!  I roasted a ton of veggies: sweet potatoes, potatoes, beets, brussel sprouts, carrots and onions.  So so good + we had our favorite natural beef breakfast sausage.


It was a super simple dinner, and Hunter’s first time trying beets!  He ate all but about half the beets and half the sausage.

I’ve been going for simple a lot lately.  Lots of roasted veggies and trying to make more leftovers for easy lunches and dinners too.  It sure makes life easier!

Oh I should also mention, the food throwing we were dealing with last month was MUCH better now.  It still happens occasionally, but definitely not at every meal.

What’s your little one been munching on?  Do you have a favorite veggie you like to roast?

Thanks Brittany for hosting Munchkin Meals!  Check out her post for more kiddo meal ideas.


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