We’re in the middle of one of those crazy voracious toddler eating phases. The last few days, it feels like Owen is eating us out of house and home. What am I going to do when he’s a teenager? Or with TWO teenage boys in the house?! Sigh.
Each breakfast lasted nearly an hour this past weekend, because Owen just kept saying, “I’m still hungry!”. On Sunday he started with his usual:
- Milk (plus an extra half cup upon his request)
- Protein (a hard-boiled egg)
- Carb/starch (a pancake with ground flax)
- Fruit (a clementine)
- Cheese stick
- Fruit/veggie/almond milk smoothie that Benjamin and I were having
- Dry cereal
- Handful of pistachios
And then I cut him off. I thought maybe he was just front-loading his food, like I often do (I eat a huge breakfast, smaller lunch, and eventually need a smaller dinner… so I don’t sweat it or starve myself if I’m super hungry in the morning, since it usually evens out). But then at lunch the same thing happened (despite doing my best to fill his belly with black beans, a hummus wrap, pear slices and green and red peppers). And I’m pretty sure he had his usual two snacks a day, also.
By dinner I thought he would have had enough, but no.
- Rice made with coconut milk
Then he was ready for his “treat”, since he gobbled his dinner.
- Easter marshmallow
- Dry cereal
The kid is a vacuum. Thankfully he pretty much says “Ummmm… yes!” to whatever I offer when he grins and says, “I’m still hungry”, so at least he’s eating whatever I put in front of him.
Growth spurt, much?!