Friday, July 2, 2010

Briggy's New Menu

The past couple months I have become......lazy......when it comes to Briggy's menu. I was getting frustrated with throwing lots of food away, because he flat out refused to eat pretty much anything other than the dreaded basics--nuggets, sandwiches, waffles. I decided to put this out on the blog so I would be more motivated to stick with it. The recipe ideas all come from Jessica Seinfelds book, Deceptively Delicious. Im going to try and take a picture of him chowin' down everyday on a new recipe, until I've gone through the book. I know most people just feed their kids what they eat--wouldnt that be nice? The problem with that for our situation is...we dont realy eat regular meals. A lot of times Im on some diet eating packaged food or salad...and Tom *fends* for himself (just kidding) so we aren't eating meals all together at the dinner table {timing is also an issue because of work, etc.} anyway, our family eating situation isnt what I wish it was, but Im trying to do what works for us and is healthy for my growin' Briggy. Oliver is still eating pureed baby food, fruits veggies and meats---we dont stray too much from that because im so fearful of his allergies. The wait list for the Allergist is a few months away....ugh! Im nursing him {but only twice a day} and just started giving him Rice Dream twice a day...but im not so happy with the nutritional content of it. I read some mom's comment that she adds 1/2 tsp of canola oil and 1 tsp of rice protein powder to it to make its nutritional content better and closer to milk--I've got to look into that more, any moms out there with babies with dairy/soy allergies? Whats the best thing he should drink now that he's not nursing as frequently?
I haven't been able to get Briggy to eat noodles/pasta/rice/soup. Extremely frustrating!!!!!! {or anything green for that matter} So this is my first's week breakdown (I'll include the recipes on the day that he eats them) but I have a feeling this weekly menu will be in rotation for a bit, until I can get him to broaden his food horizons...

Sunday- {my easy day because of church!}
Breakfast: Waffles
Lunch: Chicken Nuggets w/ fruit and veg
Dinner: 4th of July BBQ

Breakfast: Oatmeal
Lunch: Hamburger & hot dog leftovers
Dinner: Spaghetti Pie

Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs
Lunch: PBJ & Mozzarella Sticks
Dinner: Chicken Nuggets, veggie medely

Breakfast: Banana Bread
Lunch: Quesidillas
Dinner: English muffin pizza

Breakfast: Pancakes
Lunch: Chicken Nuggets w/fruit and veg
Dinner: Apple Yogurt

Breakfast: French toast
Lunch: Chicken and Rice balls
Dinner: Sloppy Joes

Breakfast: Applesauce muffins
Lunch: English muffin pizza
Dinner: Grilled Cheese

FHE dessert: Chocolate Pudding with fruit (has avocado in it!!)
Saturday dessert: Choc chip cookies (has chickpeas in it!!)

With all meals I offer Briggy one fruit and veggie--and usually the veggies are on the floor. :( Thats why these recipes are great because they incorporate lots of veggie purees.

Wish us luck! I hope I have lots of cute pictures of Briggy chowing down and eating all this food!



I can only imagine how frustrating that can be. I wish you lots of luck with the new menu. I am so horrible when it comes to menus I never plan things out which is awful I really should Thankfully Brock is still being a good little eater. I've heard some great things about that "cook book" I think I may have to look into it a bit more!

Kelly Tillotson

it is great! i borrowed it from the westfield library before I got it as a gift. I'll be posting some recipes from it pretty regularly, so maybe you can give em a try!