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Munchkin Meals: A Vegan Two-Year-Old

Hey there! it’s been a while since I linked up for Munchkin Meals over on Brittany’s blog (and go congratulate her on her new book!), but today I am. I’ve had some people interested in seeing what I feed Nia, so I thought it would be fun to show you some of her meals from the last few weeks. Of course, I started off with having every intention of taking a picture for each of her meals, but then once I start snapping pictures of my own, hers goes out the window. Oops! Let’s take a look at some of the meals I did manage to get a picture of!

Dinner from last week: brown rice vermicelli noodles with raw veggies (shredded carrot, red bell pepper, cilantro, purple cabbage) in a peanut-lime sauce (garlic, ginger, water, lime juice, tamari, peanut butter, rice wine vinegar).

A reoccurring dinner lately: BBQ tempeh quesadilla, and I smashed some avocado on top of hers. In the queso: Mozza and cheddar Daiya cheese, tempeh marinated in homemade BBQ sauce, diced bell pepper, onion, corn, and kale.

A common breakfast at least once a week: pillowy pancakes (from Isa Does It) with organic blueberries added in and topped with maple syrup + organic unsweetened applesauce on the side.

A dinner made almost weekly, or at least biweekly: rainbow power bowls. Comprised of quinoa on the bottom, sautéed kale, raw yellow bell pepper, shredded carrot, green onions, and purple cabbage, topped with a lemon-tahini-garlic dressing.

A dinner that is a recipe in progress: the sides were ready before the main. She was on the counter when I was dishing out her kale salad and avocado and must have been hungry because she dug in. I wasn’t going to stop a girl from eating her kale, so I let her go to town and then she enjoyed the curried chickpea and sweet potato burger when it was finally done baking.

Dinner from a few nights ago: pan-roasted tofu (in coconut oil + mountain salt), sweet potatoes (baked with coconut oil, cinnamon, and cayenne), and green beans (sautéed in EVOO with garlic, ginger, and a splash of tamari).

And then finally this was last night’s dinner: pan-fried tofu with noodles and veggies. This is a recipe I’ve had for a while, but it’s one of our absolute favorites. The flavors are amazing.

And here are some of her snacks right now: applesauce (x one million), Annie’s bunny crackers (all variations, minus the ones with cheese), fruit, raisins, chips and hummus, toast with PB & jam, and smoothies.

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And there you have it, some of Nia’s meals! I don’t want to jinx it but she’s eating really good lately. No complaints or disputing anything put in front of her. And for the most part, it all gets eaten. Mind you, sometimes the tail-end of the meals has to get accomplished when she’s back into playing, but still. Sometimes she’ll run into her bedroom and I’ll say, “Come here and have another bite!” and she’ll run out to get it, as I’m thinking: she’s burning everything off as she eats it! But it’s all fun. 

Tell me: What is your child currently loving to eat? Are they a busy body?