I’ve been getting tons of messages asking me to share what I feed Capri each week. I get it, feeding a baby gets stale realllllly quickly. especially in the beginning. For anyone who is just now starting to go through it I promise you it gets easier and more fun. The first real solid we gave Capri (at 5 months) was a mashed up banana and she hated it. Her reaction was such a buzzkill after we were so excited to feed her. She genuinely seemed interested in food, which is why we started her on the early side and were so disappointed that we got stuck with a baby who didn’t like food.
Well, that didn’t last very long. It took many, and I mean, many attempts before she started coming around to solids. Essentially until we got to a point where she was cleared for foods beyond purees she would spit it all out and make hilarious faces. I tried mixing it with formula or breastmilk for a creamier consistency but she was just NOT about it. The second we were able to give her whole foods – fruit in a little silicone thingy (genius invention) or very small cut up soft foods things took a turn for the better. Capri was VERY interested in solid, whole, fresh foods. She did Yumi home deliveries for a while and we bought into the pouch thing for a few months but they were going to waste once she transitioned into real solids. That’s when things got a little tricker.
Come one year and we were transitioning Capri off her usual formula feedings to less ounces, less often, and supplementing with more real meals. This was around the time I realized how f*cked I am because I was busy and heavily depending on take-out but wanted Capri to eat fresh healthy foods. Meal prepping at the start of the week specifically for Capri has been a life-saver. On Mondays when my mom watches her she cooks a few fresh meals just for her so we are covered through Wednesday. After that she eats what Paul and I eat and I make a point to ensure we are eating clean and healthy for her.
Now that she is 14 months and eating pretty much everything it has gotten a lot easier since she just eats what we eat (just obviously way more cut up), and she seems to really love food. THANK GOD! Watching Capri eat has become a form of entertainment in this house. We cannot get enough of her mess, her excitement towards food, and all the funny things she does like eat like a puppy, try to sneak food to the dogs when she thinks we aren’t looking, or eating with her foot propped up on her tray table LOL.
Below I’ve outlined foods we feed Capri for breakfast, snack, lunch, and dinner.
WHAT WE FEED CAPRI WEEKLY
- 1 Hard-boiled egg & tomatoes
- Scrambled eggs & olives
- Eggs and toast (with either peanut butter or jam)
- Protein pancakes with bananas & maple syrup
SNACK (usually after her morning nap)
- Yogurt & fruit
- Fruit (banana, blueberries, raspberries, apple, pears, mango)
- Cucumbers with tzatziki sauce or hummus
- Rice crackers
- Roasted turkey & olives
- Homemade chicken soup
- Lemon chicken & rice
- We mostly order lunch so we get fresh soup, salad, or chicken and let her pick off our meals
- Some type of leftover from dinner the night before (see below)
- Fish, broccoli, & rice
- Chicken, asparagus, & rice
- Sushi (cooked)
- Turkey meatballs & pasta
- Ground turkey, black beans, and roasted peppers
- Stuffed peppers with ground turkey
- Peanut chicken, zucchini, & coconut rice
- Zoodles, ground turkey, & mushrooms
- Cherry tomato cod & quinoa
- Salmon rice bowl
- Baked tilapia & cauliflower
BOTTLES (she’s 14 months and we are still transitioning her off the bottle)
- 6 ounces of Hipp formula first thing in the morning
- 4 ounces of whole organic milk in the afternoon
- 6 ounces of whole organic milk right before bed
Would love to hear what you’re feeding your little ones! I could always use new recipes & ideas!