It’s hard enough having a nearly 16 month old toddler that is not only vegetarian, but vegan pushed to protein-controlled. We’ve got to think about what foods she will eat, what she won’t eat or doesn’t like, mixed in with what she needs to eat to maintain good health and good body weight.
Being that it is difficult, my husband (Daddy) isn’t as involved in her meal planning as much as I think he needs to be. Mommy doesn’t always feel well and can’t always make dinner every night, 365 days. So yes, at times, Moms need help!
There are three to four staples that my husband will give to our daughter: bananas, yogurt, waffles and occassionally some cereal. And honestly, that is all he knows how to give her. She’s not a mutant or some fire-breathing food hater! She loves food!
So I bust my hump trying to come up with new ideas for things to make for her. I mean, she is a toddler, not an adult or even a teenager; a toddler. So I’ve made homemade sweet potato fries, zucchini cakes with parmesean, zucchini boats with stuffing, a number of veggie pastas, banana pancakes, and the list goes on. So make some effort Dad and at least boil some pasta, throw in some veggies and add some sauce, not a hard task.
Needless to say, Dad was in charge of her dinner last night which consisted of … a banana, waffles and a yogurt :(