Hi Guys! A lot of you have a while asking me what do I feed my boys? what type of snacks do I give them etc etc. So after promising this post for so long I finally put it together! so here it is!
Please before you read this have in mind that this is just what I do! If you do anything different to doesn't mean is wrong and I am not saying what I do is right is simply what I do and what I think is the best for my kids!
So Lets start...
They have their breakfast exactly at 8 o clock I try to keep everything under a strict routine so I have time to do everything else I do!
Breakfast is always the same porridge with banana and blueberries during the week which I prepare with full fat milk.
Weekends we all have eggs so is handy to make the same breakfast for everyone!
Their snack is usually around 10 o'clock in the morning.
The 4 snacks mentioned above are the usual sometimes they even have 2 of those together like the toast with peanut butter plus strawberries or they have the smoothie and they still hungry and I give them little cheddar cheese cut in squares with a few grapes!
Dinner is at 12:00 pm. right after this meal they go for a nap until 2:30
I always try to give them chicken, salmon, beef and white fish in a week so they get all sources of protein in one week. I prepare each one of those meals with plenty of vegetables! I usually prepare all of them in one day and freeze them for the week so I just take out a night before.
Chicken Casserole: I usually prepare this one with: onion, spinach, broccoli, peas, brown rice and 1 or 2 potatoes. In a sauce pan add a drop of olive oil add your chicken diced once cooked add vegetables and cover with water add 1/4 cup of brown rice, peeled white potatoes bring it to the boil, add stock cube and let it sim for a while until vegetables are cooked and water is evaporated. If there is an excess of water then just with the help of a lid throw it out.
Salmon Dish: This dish is their favourite I use either couscous or quinoa, salmon, red pepper, onion, carrots and peas.
Meatballs with vegetables: Simply mix the minced beef with onion, 1 grated apple a handful of grated cheese and an egg. mix well, form meatball and either fry them in a frying pan with a bit of oil or underneath the grill for a few minutes. I serve this with carrot sticks, potato, green peas and broccoli.
Homemade Fish fingers: I make my own fish fingers with white fish and homemade breadcrumbs. It sounds hard work but it isn't because you can also freeze them and cook them from frozen!
Their evening snack is usually around 3 o clock. after waking up from their nap.
I always make them healthy treats and thats what they have in the evening.
The oat-apple cookies recipe is here: http://momfitnessdiary.blogspot.ie/2015/07/apple-oats-chewy-cookies.html
Sweet potato brownies recipe is here: http://momfitnessdiary.blogspot.ie/2015/06/sweet-potato-brownies.html
Homemade granola bars recipe is here: http://momfitnessdiary.blogspot.ie/2015/04/cranberry-granola-homemade-bars.html
Evening meal is at 6:00 pm and they usually have as pictures:
Lentils dish: Just boil a cup of lentils with carrots, peas, herbs and add some cheddar or parmesan cheese on top
Sausages and roasted potatoes: I never give them frozen potatoes. I don't think they have ever try them! Always homemade!
During the week when they had porridge for breakfast they would have scramble egg and beans most evenings.
And on weekends when they had egg in the morning they have banana and oats pancakes for their evening meal: 1/2 cup of oats, 1 banana, 1 egg, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, 1/4 cup of milk. Blend and cook mixture as normal pancakes.
I usually double that recipe and make it for Saturday and Sunday!
This little extras happen EVERYDAY! everyday after their evening meal they always have a yogurt.
I buy madeira cake every week and I will give them a slice some days of the week with some strawberries on top!
Vegetable sticks happen every time I cook my own vegetables I always give them some in a cup to munch around!
Another little extra I always buy and didn't add on picture is ligas (they are some type of biscuit) and raisins, I find them handy when going out of the house to bring with you for quick snacks.
This is the things they NEVER HAVE! no chocolate buttons, no cookies or jellies. I never buy this things so they don't know any better. If we happen to go to a party or to someone else's house and they offer this things to them I don't mind at all if they eat it. But they just don't do it at home at all. They are to young to ask for that so I'm happy to give them healthy stuff. When they grow and they ask for it I might reconsider my position but for now I rather them be healthy.
SODAS: this is the one thing that no matter what I will never give them. This drinks have a lot of sugar. Is unreal how bad they are for you as an adult, let alone a tiny little thing like my boys.