OLIVER’S EATS: BEFORES AND AFTERS

Here is a glimpse into a few of Oliver’s meals over the past week:

Before: Three scrambled eggs, a navel orange and half of an apple.

Before: Three scrambled eggs, a navel orange and half an apple.

After.

After.

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Before: Ground beef with fried onions, mushrooms, and tomato sauce. Steamed broccoli, cauliflower and carrots on the side.

Before: Ground beef with fried onions and mushrooms, in tomato sauce. Steamed broccoli, cauliflower and carrots on the side.

After. The broccoli was a little "al dente" for his liking.

After (the broccoli was a little al dente for his liking).

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Before: Chicken stew with mushrooms, onions, carrots, snow peas and kale.

Before: Chicken stew with mushrooms, onions, carrots, snow peas and kale.

After.

After.

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Before: Half a rack of ribs (with Paleo BBQ sauce!), green beans and rainbow carrots.

Before: Half a rack of ribs (with Paleo BBQ sauce!), green beans, and rainbow carrots.

During: The rest of the rack of ribs, plus more carrots (not in photo).

During: He finished his serving and asked for more. This is the rest of the rack of ribs, plus more carrots (not shown).

After.

After.

8 responses to “OLIVER’S EATS: BEFORES AND AFTERS

  1. Wow! That kid can put it away!
    Breakfast in the only meal D is pushing adult levels. He will frequently devour 2-3 eggs made with sausage, butter, and cream, and eat a whole piece of fruit as well. That is way more than I tend to eat at breakfast.

  2. Awesome! Not a broccoli fan on that day, eh? Funny. What kind of bib/smock do you have for him? I’m thinking we need that for our little guy 😉 Also, any tips for preventing him from just throwing the plate on the floor? I’m just not that trusting yet. You’re also motivating me to get my guy drinking from a regular cup–he does straw cups right now. Looks like they are about the same age…Bergen is 20 months.

    • He usually adores steamed broccoli, but I under-cooked it that day (for his liking, not ours) and he wouldn’t eat a single piece!

      The smock bib and the plastic cups are from IKEA. The bibs are not the best quality (they tend to fall apart if you machine wash them as often as we do), but they are only $5 for a pack of 2, and they do keep his clothes pretty clean.

      Oliver is 20 months today, so they are the same age :). He has been using regular dinner plates since he started solids, so I guess over time (and with untold repetitions of “Plate stays on the table,” accompanied by lightning-quick Mom reflexes to prevent disaster) he has finally learned to leave the plate alone. He still likes to chuck his fork on the floor several times a week, though, much to my chagrin 🙂

  3. wow! thats really awesome! my little one is 6 months and I’ve just started him on solids. I’m following your blog closely though and it’s really inspiring. I’ve tried baby led weaning and it’s not working. he is not interested in picking up the food but moves his mouth towards the bowl. i’m spoon feeding and will try again soon.

  4. curious: do you have him sitting at the table in a regular chair? or is there a booster seat under there? starting to think about making that transition…

    • We are using the Stokke Tripp Trapp chair, but with all of the restraints (harness, etc.) taken off. So it’s just like a regular chair, except the seat and foot rest are adjustable to put him at the proper height.

      We’ve had it like this for a couple of months now and he’s only slipped off once. Natural consequences rock 🙂

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