Nutrient dense, healthy and fresh meals to enjoy for both yourself, and your little ones! Packed with healthy fats, protein, fibre, and lots of fresh veggies. What I eat in a day to keep me and Sage fuelled and healthy for our busy days!
I am so excited to share another What I Eat In A Day. This time I’m doing things a little differently because I’m not only going to show you what I eat, but also what Sage eats! At 7 months old she’s now up to 3 meals a day. Her appetite is so good and she hasn’t yet met a food she doesn’t like- Phew! I think that you are going to love these recipes and meal inspiration as well!
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Let me tell you… breastfeeding means I am RAVENOUS when I wake up in the mornings. I’ve been loving these blueberry scones recently, because I can have them ready to grab. It makes the mornings super quick and easy, and the carbs settle my stomach. I then move onto a proper breakfast for me and Matt, sometimes something like oatmeal, but because the scone was pretty filling I opted for a smoothie. You can download my free guide to the perfect green smoothie right here.
For Sage, I decided to switch it up! We usually do oats in the morning, but today we tried buckwheat flakes. I do a quarter cup of boiling water with 2 tablespoons of whatever type of oats I’m using. I always add some veggies so we can get some into her day first thing. Today we did carrots, but any pureed veg mixes well into these types of breakfasts. I also chose to serve up her buckwheat with some mashed berries!
I did Sage’s lunch first today since I wasn’t quite ready for lunch yet. I gave her some mashed avocado, hemp hearts and a little breast milk I thawed from the freezer. This is a super easy lunch because I don’t have to heat it up. I also gave her a banana, which I cut up baby led weaning style. We’re really enjoying mixing the two styles of feeding Sage. It works great for us, and that’s what I always tell people. You’ve got to do what works for you and your baby.
Top tip: If you’re not planning to use the whole avocado, you can use one of these avocado huggers to keep the remaining half fresh in the fridge!
I left lunch a little bit late today so for quickness I tossed up a nicoise salad. This is another meal prep favourite of mine because you can cook everything up in advance and store it in the fridge. It’s one of my favourite types of salad because there’s protein, veggies and it’s absolutely delicious. You can grab my full nicoise salad recipe right here.
If you’ve been following me for a while, you know I love my snacks! As I said, especially while I’m breastfeeding I have found myself so hungry throughout the day, so little snacks just help to tie me over until meal times. I do try to opt for healthier versions, and keep processed foods, refined sugar and artificial flavourings to a minimum, but you can totally balance a little bit of junk food every now and again with healthy meals.
For my first snack I had a store bought green juice (similar one). I prefer to have these on a nearly empty stomach if I can. I also had (random I know) a block of cheese to nibble on while I breastfed Sage. I also nibbled on a few Smart Sweets. I blame Matt – he busted them out while I was filming!
Finally, before our walk I had chopped up an apple with some cinnamon sprinkled on top, and a dollop of peanut butter.
For Sage, we tried a brand new food today – hard boiled egg! I separated out the yolk from the white, since the yolk isn’t a common allergen, and tried her on that with some pureed peas mixed with a little breastmilk. She hasn’t really been drinking out of her cup today, but I still wanted her to get her probiotic so I mixed it in with her food instead.
Top tip: When trying your little one with a new food, it’s best not to do it right before bed just in case they do have a reaction. Try to leave a couple of hours between trying the new food and bedtime.
I decided to order in for my dinner. I had a little appetizer while I waited for my order, which was a samosa that I got from a health food store the other day. Btw… if you’re looking for an amazing samosa inspired recipe you have GOT to check out my recipe in my cookbook. It’s so good!
For dinner I ordered a Mexican Burrito Bowl. It contained brown rice, grilled veggies, shredded pork, corn, a cilantro lime sauce, pico de gallo, pinto beans and salsa. I also added my own guacamole because I had some smashed avocado in the fridge.
There you have it – What I Eat In A Day, with an added What My 7 Month Old Eats In A Day! I hope that this helps to give you some inspiration and meal ideas. You can also check out my other recent post, What I Eat In A Day In The Summer to see what I ate while I was pregnant.
What do you feed your baby during the day? I’d love to know, as I’m always searching for new food ideas for Sage.