Another month of my new favorite blog series! Munchkin Meals courtesy of Haily’s mommy! I loved blogging my meals so much last month mommy let me take charge again this month! I’m such a big girl!
If you don’t know by now, I’m Ella. I turn 20 months old tomorrow! I love to eat and try new things! Mostly, if mommy is having it, I want some too!
I still love my hemp muffins, but over the holidays mommy was making me these pancakes:
Mommy said we could share the recipe
Banana-Hemp Sunbutter Pancakes
- 1 very ripe banana
- 1 whole egg
- 2 egg whites
- 2 Tablespoon sunbutter (plus more for stuffing)
- 3 Tablespoons hemp seeds
- 2 Tablespoons ground flax
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- coconut oil, for the pan
Whisk eggs with flax, hemp, cinnamon, vanilla and sunbutter. Mash banana and fold it in. Heat a griddle with coconut oil, do a “test” pancake by pouring a little of the batter on and flipping when the edges are brown and the center starts to bubble. Proceed by making silver dollar sized pancakes. Once cool you can top them with some more sunbutter if desired!
Breakfast aside I love my veggies. I’d eat THEM for breakfast any day of the week!
My favorite way mommy makes veggies is roasted or sautéed with olive oil and garlic. Or coconut oil. Tomato, Tomat-o as far as I’m concerned. She loves storing my food in the freezer. I often hear mommy say that the freezer is her best friend.
Mommy sautés my yummy trees from the freezer. Then I can have them whenever I want!
She even washes, preps and freezes some fresh veggies too!
Mommy also made me these little things called turkey meatballs. She freezes those then heats what I want in a pan with water, sauce or veggie broth. I love tomato sauce but mommy didn’t have any this week.
(6 is a lot for me so mommy helped me finish them)
I am still not a huge lunch person. I usually nibble on leftovers or whatever mommy makes for me in freezer, or some cheese, kale chips or some nuts and seeds. I guess I am more of a “two lunch” kind of gal. I like two big snacks. Actually I love snacks, They are my favorite.
For dinner mommy makes me a sweet potato a few times a week. We always have them on the counter. I usually get two veggies and a protein (and lots of healthy fats!). I love dinner. Last night mommy was making me my sweet potato and some chicken and I stole a few of daddy’s sushi rolls (shrimp…yummmmmm!)
This is my favorite way to enjoy my sweet pot’s:
Mommy sometimes makes me roasted russet potatoes as well.
Prepared by quartering the potatoes, drizzling with olive oil and coat with nutritional yeast, a sprinkle of salt and pepper and chives and roasted at 400 degrees for 30-40 minutes
New things I’ve tried recently:
They were pretty good. I mean, not 10 bites good but I came back for more on my fork a couple of times.
I think these apple chips are the best thing since Brad’s raw cheddar. I almost finished this bag in one sitting!
Mommy really wanted a new dehydrator for Christmas. I guess daddy thought she had to many appliances in our small kitchen. Mommy said it would save a bunch on grocery’s since she can make me apple chips and kale chips and other snacks that I love. It’s okay though. Next time. She got some other good stuff though so it’s cool.
That’s all we’ve really got for you today! Mommy says if you have any questions you can just write to her!
Love, Ella <3
PS, from Mommy—ADVICE needed!!!
While Ella has been nothing but wonderful with her eating, her sleeping has been a whole other ball game! Ever since she got her molars she has REFUSED to sleep in her crib. Over the holiday we decided to tackle this issue. I have always been against CIO because I just was not strong enough to do it—Mike neither! But it’s gotten really bad. The poor thing is exhausted and we have NO time to ourselves! As I type Ella is passed out on the sofa. Bad situation. First night of sleep training the second time I went in to check on her she was about to fall flat our of the crib! Good thing I caught her! She fell out once before but I lowered the mattress. Now the mattress is at it’s lowest point and she can STILL get out. Pediatrician said NO to a toddler bed because she can just get out easily. What’s worse though? A mattress low down or worrying she will break something if she climbs out of the crib? (Not willing to find out!) We live on a second floor and it’s is very unsafe if she gets out of her room in the middle of the night because of steps. If she can climb over a crib she can surely get over a gate! Safest place has been in our bed. But she’s now since the holiday break not going to sleep until we do which is like 11pm or later (she “naps” in between there after her bath) Not a good situation! I have another call into my Pediatrician but wanted to see if you moms had any advice to share! She needs to get back on a schedule and just FREAKS out if we go near her crib! Last night she wouldn’t even NURSE in her room because she knew! Too smart this tot I tell yah! We really need to figure this out since we are both working and now leave the house early. She’s SO exhausted and I feel so horrible. Help!!!
We definitely still keep our nighttime routine, she has just resisted the actual sleep part of it. Tough.
New moms…don’t poo poo sleep training early on like I did. Biggest regret ever. I love having E in bed and snuggling but it’s only gotten tougher as time has gone on. I really wish we had tacked this a year ago!