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Grace Ate…

The last couple of weeks, I have lamented about how little Grace has been eating. In the comments, many of you complained about the same thing.

We all know about the toddler appetite thing, and it makes good sense. Toddlers' growth slows down significantly, so their caloric and nutritional needs slow down, too.

On the other hand, our toddlers aren't going to get a thousand calories per day without eating a decent meal.

Are they?

I sat down and really thought about everything Grace ate today. This morning, she licked the cream cheese off of my bagel (a tablespoon? Two?) and ate five or six organic whole wheat crackers.

At day care, she probably had two or three snacks, an assortment of her lunch, and maybe an assortment of her friends' lunches. I didn't take notice to the specifics of today's community snacks, but the lunch we packed included a couple of bites each of black olives, a pork-filled Chinese dumpling, white rice, and beef with broccoli.

After school, Grace and I hit to local ice cream shop to share a dish of Purple Dinosaur ice cream. There was more ice cream on her fingers, face, and our clothes than in her mouth, so I'd estimate that she might have eaten two or three tablespoons.

For dinner, Grace refused her own plate but then ate a healthy half cup of balsamic sausage, potatoes, onions, and zucchini.

And then there was the 16 ounces of 2% milk that she drank right before bed.

So what do you think? Did she get enough?

What did your child eat today? Spill the beans in the comments or in a post on your blog.

Grace's Kitchen Friends

Please join in Grace's Kitchen Friends! To play along, all you have to do is fill out Mr. Linky below. (If Mr. Linky isn't there, leave your link in the comments.) You can link up any post that talks about kids and food:

  • feeding kids
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  • play with food or play kitchens
  • crafts with or about food
  • and probably a lot of other kids and food things I can't think of now.

I'm easy like that, Dear Reader. The only thing I ask is that you link back here to Grace's Kitchen Friends in your post. I can't wait to see what your kids are doing!

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4 thoughts on “Grace Ate…

  1. How funny…I was just thinking of doing “A Toddler’s Food Diary” as my Foodie Mama post for the week! I should team up with you and feature 2 different toddlers!
    Today Dean ate:
    Breakfast: 8 oz. milk, 6 oz. yogurt with rice cereal (he’s on a rice cereal kick again–ew!)
    Snack: Fruit bar and water
    Lunch: Chicken w/brown rice and veggies, LOTS of blueberries, 6 oz. milk
    4 oz. juice, 3 Teddy Grahams (only the heads, though…he’s weird like that)
    Snack: 6 oz. blueberry yogurt, water
    Dinner: 1 slice veggie pizza, 6 oz. milk, apple sauce, a few bites of watermelon
    I think he had about 3 sips of his bedtime milk.

    Jen L.’s last blog post..Featured Product: Personalized Lunchbox!

  2. How funny…I was just thinking of doing “A Toddler’s Food Diary” as my Foodie Mama post for the week! I should team up with you and feature 2 different toddlers!
    Today Dean ate:
    Breakfast: 8 oz. milk, 6 oz. yogurt with rice cereal (he’s on a rice cereal kick again–ew!)
    Snack: Fruit bar and water
    Lunch: Chicken w/brown rice and veggies, LOTS of blueberries, 6 oz. milk
    4 oz. juice, 3 Teddy Grahams (only the heads, though…he’s weird like that)
    Snack: 6 oz. blueberry yogurt, water
    Dinner: 1 slice veggie pizza, 6 oz. milk, apple sauce, a few bites of watermelon
    I think he had about 3 sips of his bedtime milk.

    Jen L.’s last blog post..Featured Product: Personalized Lunchbox!

  3. Welcome to Toddler Eating 101. If I have learned anything with my two boys (5 year old and 23 month old) is that expect anything when it comes to eating. You can never rely on something that ate the other day and liked, tastes change in that time and even less. If Grace is growing and doing well, there is no need to worry. I know I was worried about my little guy. My SIL is a PA and has a little one now. She reminded me that toddlers often will only eat one decent meal a day. Of course we never know which one that will be and decent depends on your mind frame. With the warmer weather their appetites will be different and they will eat when hungry. I know we give both kids vitamins to assist with what they do/don’t eat.

    TheAngelForever’s last blog post..Pre-Disney travel stress

  4. Welcome to Toddler Eating 101. If I have learned anything with my two boys (5 year old and 23 month old) is that expect anything when it comes to eating. You can never rely on something that ate the other day and liked, tastes change in that time and even less. If Grace is growing and doing well, there is no need to worry. I know I was worried about my little guy. My SIL is a PA and has a little one now. She reminded me that toddlers often will only eat one decent meal a day. Of course we never know which one that will be and decent depends on your mind frame. With the warmer weather their appetites will be different and they will eat when hungry. I know we give both kids vitamins to assist with what they do/don’t eat.

    TheAngelForever’s last blog post..Pre-Disney travel stress

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