Monday, 21 September 2015

What Ella eats in a week

Now that Ella is eating her weight in food I thought I might share with you what she eats in a typical week - an Ella menu plan so to speak. 

She is still getting three bottles a day morning, noon and night - although it is becoming more of a struggle to get her to drink enough of what she should be per day. She's roughly drinking 550mls of formula per day.

She has three solids meals per day and occasionally a snack in between if she's really hungry but usually just breakfast, lunch and dinner. I've almost stopped giving her pureed foods as she doesn't really like me spoon feeding her anymore - she'd rather feed herself - she's basically just getting whole foods or slightly chopped or mashed. She normally eats everything I give her and I'm pretty sure if I kept offering her food she'd just keep eating - you don't get to be 10 kilos at 9 months without eating a tonne haha

So, here is what Ella eats...


Breakfast - Fruit with one weetbix and cinnamon
Lunch - Half a banana, a couple slices of cheese,  a yogurt, a bowl of scrambled egg and a baby Mum mums rice rusk.
Dinner - Spaghetti Bolognese (I used penne pasta)


Breakfast - Porridge with fruit
Lunch - A vegemite sandwich, half a kiwi fruit, a couple of crackers

Dinner - Mashed potato and carrots with cauliflower and broccoli in a cheese sauce.


Breakfast - Peanut butter on toast and a banana
Lunch - A few cherry tomatoes (cut into quarters), kiwi fruit and a potato and cheese frittata
Dinner - Roast Chicken, mashed potatoes and mixed veggies.


Breakfast - A pouch of only organic pear, peach and apple baby food.
Lunch - At Nana's house (while I was at work)
Dinner - Couscous with a roasted capsicum, onion, garlic and tomato sauce.


Breakfast - Weetbix with cinnamon and fruit
Lunch - Pineapple and kiwi fruit pieces, a rice rusk and a yogurt

Dinner - Mince with mashed carrot and potato


Breakfast - Porridge with fruit
Lunch - Homemade ham and cheese pizza, half a banana, half a kiwi fruit and a rice rusk
Dinner - Creamy, garlic pasta with cherry tomatoes


Breakfast - Fruit with baby muesli

Lunch - Kiwi fruit, pineapple, grapes, tomato and a yogurt
Dinner - Omelette with cherry tomatoes, cheese and mixed veggies


Breakfast - Pancakes and mandarin segments
Lunch - Wholemeal garlic pita bread, banana, a yogurt and apple crackers.
Dinner - Mince bolognese with mashed carrot and potato.

So, there you have it Ella's meal plan for the week. I try and change it up most days but as you can see there are double ups of different foods, because sometimes there is just no time to make food from scratch.  I give her meat 4 or 5 times a week to make sure she is getting enough iron from her diet.

I'm always on the lookout for new, tasty meal ideas. What's a favourite in your household?

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1 comment:

  1. Ha! So funny because my daughter is the same. She eats more than me sometimes which is funny because my son eats NOTHING!