A Day In The Life Of a Vegan Toddler Menu
I'm hashtag blessed, that Jack has a big appetite and likes all food so far. He is almost 15 months old, where did the time go?! He's always been a good eater because all he's ever been given is real food. We rarely give him something processed unless it's a non gmo organic baby food pouch lol, is that processed?!
I get lots of questions about our diet/lifestyle and I get some concern about protein and so on...If you didn't know that plant foods have protein then… SURPRISE!! They do.
I love to share our diet and some go-to meals so I put together this daily menu for you to check out! Please don't be shy if you have any questions, I'm happy to answer them.
I do again want to preface that Jack is a huge eater, so these portion sizes may vary from child to child.
Smoothie-1 ½ cups unsweetened original Ripple milk, 4-5 strawberries, 1 banana, ½ cup spinach, 1tbsp peanut butter.
*The only liquid I do after his milk in the smoothie is water.
Small bowl of rice cereal. I use the Happy Baby Organics brand because it's high in Iron and B12. Both important on a vegan diet.
Puffs, again I like the Happy Baby Organics brand because they're high in B12. I'm usually teaching Stroller Strides so puffs are an easy snack for Jack in the stroller.
I'll give 3 examples of common meals I give him.
Black beans, butternut squash, and half an avocado.
Peanut butter and jelly sandwich with a side of blueberries.
Quinoa, 1 avocado, ½ small sweet potato
Sliced strawberries and a few puffs
4:30pm Snack (only if he asks for it)
Blueberries or watermelon or maybe a veggie pouch
1. Red lentils, broccoli, and butternut squash.
2. Black beans with bruschetta and avocado.
3. Spaghetti with tempeh or tofu.
Always consult your pediatrician when deciding to change your child's diet. Consult an open minded one ;)
I hope if anything this has given you some ideas or opened you up to trying something new. I know it's hard sometimes to prep a bunch of food especially if you have a picky eater, but I've always been told to keep reintroducing things. Till next time...