It’s been a while since I’ve done an Oliver’s Eats post, so I thought I’d share some photos of Oliver’s daycare lunch for tomorrow. Daycare lunches have become rather formulaic. Almost without exception, they will consist of:
1. Leftovers of the main course from the previous night’s supper. We follow a meal schedule at home, so this usually means that he gets some form of chicken on Tuesday and fish on Thursday. What can I say? We are big fans of routine and predictability :).
2. Avocado. He adores it, and I know that if he eats nothing else (which, well… basically never happens), he will still get a good 250 to 300 calories in him.
3. Vegetables. Sometimes I pack leftover vegetables from the previous night’s supper (e.g. steamed carrots and broccoli), or sometimes he gets fresh, raw veggies.
4. Fruit. Oliver loves his fruit. I usually include two kinds of fruit, preferably — but not always — of two different colours.
Before daycare, Oliver eats a breakfast of two eggs plus fruit and/or avocado. He skips the daycare’s morning snack time, per my request, since we like to keep his schedule and routine relatively the same at daycare as it is at home (he is not normally accustomed to having a snack in the morning).
The food I send for him covers both lunch and afternoon snack, and I have specifically asked the daycare to reserve some of his main dish or avocado to be served at afternoon snack. They used to only serve him fruit in the afternoon, and by the time I’d pick him up at 5:30, he was ravenous and cranky!