What Does Isabelle Eat? 2/14/15
I have a lot of ideas on where to take these "What Does Isabelle Eat?" posts, but haven't had the time to put those thoughts to paper. So for this week, I will just do another recap of the meals Isabelle has enjoyed this week in hopes of giving you some healthy meal ideas that you can try in your home too.
Isabelle tried two new foods this week: wild caught salmon and red beet and cabbage sauerkraut.
Just last week I decided to start including high quality fish into her diet. First, we tried wild caught tuna and that was a success. Based on some research I did, my plan is to feed her about one ounce, once a week, alternating between types of fish. And even though she has really enjoyed the tuna and salmon, too much in a sitting or in a given week could potentially be a lot of mercury exposure for a little body. The benefits of the healthy and brain boosting omega 3s outweighs the risk though and if we do it once a week, Isabelle should be just fine! However, we are avoiding shellfish since I have an allergy and I don't want to test that out any time soon!
Now in terms of the red beet and cabbage sauerkraut, she wasn't exactly sure if she liked it or not. Isabelle would suck and chew on the pieces and then spit them out. (Check out the video on my Instagram or Facebook page - it's hilarious!) I decided to experiment with this food since healthy bacteria that can be found in high quality fermented foods like sauerkraut can be great for your gut. Yay probiotics! This would be another once every week or two thing. Hopefully she actually eats it next time!
SOME OF THIS WEEK'S MEALS IN PICTURES
|Scrambled eggs, orange slices and avocado|
|Peaches, pears, and scrambled eggs|
|Zoodles with a creamy ground beef meat sauce|
|She doesn't mess around when it comes to chicken drumsticks!|
|Olives, avocado, chicken, and orange slices. Isabelle loves the little compartments in this repurposed muffin pan!|
|Beef stew, avocado, and raspberries. She LOVED those beef stew chunks!|
|Wild caught salmon with a little homemade mayo and cut up grapes. This was a little messy but she housed the salmon. Actually left most of the grapes.|
|More scrambled eggs, sweet potato rounds, and strawberries with coconut cream|
|Roasted vegetable soup! Made with butternut squash, carrots, sweet potato, onions, coconut milk, and bone broth.She insisted on feeding herself.|
|Strawberries, avocado, butternut squash, and red beet and cabbage sauerkraut.|
Below is a summary of the different foods she's consumed in the last week:
Fruits: Raspberries, Bananas, Strawberries, Oranges, Apples, Grapes, Peaches, Pears
Vegetables: Sweet Potatoes, Butternut Squash, Zucchini, Carrots, Onions, Broccoli (Does the beet and cabbage count?!)
Protein: Eggs, Chicken, Beef, Bison, Salmon
Fats: Avocado, Coconut, Ghee
Liquids: Breast Milk, Bone Broth, Coconut Milk, Water
What new food did your child try this week? What was their reaction? Share in the comments below!