Okay, imaginary friends. I need some help.
Bean eats terribly. And since Bean is 18-months-old and can’t fix himself his own meals, what that really means is that I feed my son terribly. When he was little, I spent all this time preparing homemade baby food for him. It was steamed veggies and fresh fruit. I even cut out the juice. I was so healthy conscious.
And then I went back to work.
And then I became pregnant.
Those aren’t excuses. They’re just facts of life. I’m not home all day to prepare and store food for him and by the time I get home in the evenings, I’m beat. Now, mealtime is all about speed. I’m tired and the last thing I want to do is prepare some big, lavish, healthy meal that Bean won’t even eat anyway. For the most part, I can manage a healthy, well-balanced MEALS, but what I’m having trouble with are snacks. It’s so convenient to grab a bag of pretzels or goldfish, but I feel like that’s such a cop out. Surely there are quicker, healthier snacks for him to eat out there. I just haven’t thought of any.
So, I’m asking you all. What in the world are you feeding your toddlers that is healthy and quick and portable. We’re on the go a lot and most of Bean’s snacks are in route somewhere. Any suggestions would be more than welcome! Help a motha’ out!