July 21, 2021
What Poppy Eats Wednesday! Plus day 3 of Strawberry week.
To start, this series is not for you to compare your child’s eating to Poppy’s. She is a very adventurous eater but she doesn’t always eat what I put on her plate. I’ve given her a wide variety of foods since day one and she can choose to eat what is served to her or not. I’m not a short order cook so I don’t make a fuss in making her something different. I know what she enjoys and what isn’t her favorite, I keep exposing her to the foods she doesn’t enjoy the first time around in different ways to see if she’ll eat it or even try it. It took her six months to try a tomato and now she can’t get enough of them, she always asks for more. This is what works for us and I hope to encourage you to try different foods with your kids, even if it’s something you don’t love. Poppy LOVES olives and I can’t stand them. It’s cute to buy foods for her and see her enjoyment. Enjoy #WhatPoppyEats!
- Breakfast: Blender oatmeal pancakes with my homemade strawberry syrup (recipe below), strawberries, and one egg omelet with Trader Joe’s unexpected cheddar.
- Lunch: Cooked quinoa tossed with steamed peas + golden beets, cooked lemon butter shrimp, and eggplant hummus with an organic thin rice cake.
- Dinner: Grass fed ground beef, romaine lettuce, cherry tomatoes, air fried golden potato fries, True Made Foods veggie ketchup (this is Poppy’s favorite ketchup! She doesn’t even like other ketchup after having this food so long. It’s made only from veggies!)
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Homemade Strawberry Syrup
- 12 ounces strawberries, fresh (stems cut off) or frozen
- 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup
- 1/2 cup filtered water
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- Add all of the ingredients to a medium size pot and turn the heat to high.
- Let this come to a boil then reduce to a simmer. Let simmer for 10 minutes, or until the strawberries are super soft!
- Carefully, add this to a blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour into a jar and let cool completely before refrigerating until ready to use. Good for about 10 days!
- Don't love strawberries? Use any berry you'd like!
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