Needless to say, it's been a busy week of packing and running errands. Not only that, I finally feel like I'm coming out of that "newborn fog". Amelia is almost 5 months old and I feel like we are moving from the newness and feedings and diaper changes to getting back out into the world. And since it's Munchkin Meals time, I thought I would show you what Olivia eats when we are busy and on the go. And quite honestly, what Olivia ate when her Mama was stuck in newborn land.
In a hurry breakfast:
For the most part, I do quick and easy breakfasts. Olivia has never liked eggs, so I usually don't make any. There are times when I'm in a hurry to get to a play date or an appointment and I'll just throw these waffles in the toaster. She loves them and is so excited when I bring them out. I also threw in some bananas with almond butter.
On the go lunch:
Last week, our Mom's Group had an "Art Party in the Park" play date. It's a great time and the kids love it. They get to paint or play with sensory activities. They always leave tired and dirty, which is a good combination, I think. It's also supposed to be a picnic lunch, but my girl doesn't like to take time to eat if there are other toddlers around and fun to be had. For that reason, I pack things that are easy to carry around as she visits and plays. I had picked up these Jammy Sammys for her to try because I was thinking they would be a good beach snack. She loved them. She's also quite recently became a fan of crunch carrots, so these baby carrot packages were another thing I picked up to have on hand for our picnics.
On the go snacks:
When I know that we are going to be out, I tend to put a little more effort into Olivia's snacks, but these are two things I like to keep in my diaper bags for those unexpected trips or errands that take longer than you plan. The toddler bars are always a hit. Her favorite are the apple and kale bars, though these are the mixed berry crunch that I picked up for a change of pace. She also likes these bunny fruit snacks. Not only are we very big into bunnies right now, they are a special treat that she doesn't see often and she gets so excited when she sees me pull them out (and Mama loves that they are GMO-free).
In a hurry dinner:
This past Sunday we spent the day exploring a new park and picking up things for the beach. By the time we got home, it was Olivia's dinner time. Whenever I see these bistro bowls on sale, I pick a few up for times like this. Tonight she tried chicken, corn & quinoa for the first time. It wasn't her favorite, but she ate a good bit of it.
So those are some of the things we do when we are in a hurry or on the go. I'm linking up with Brittany at A Healthy Slice of Life. I would love to see what you are feeding your kids, I always love new ideas.