Ah, the eating chapter. There are days when it tires me to my core. James is a completely unpredictable and fussy eater. One day he wants to feed himself the next day he screams bloody murder when I put a slice of avocado in front of him. He’s also slim for his age but of course that’s because he’s too busy burning off whatever he does actually eat. So I’ve had to do some homework and find tasty treats and combinations that he likes. Here’s what’s working with James lately.
Have you guys heard of golden milk? A warm sweet mixture that is super healthy for you. And I promise the kids will love it too.
Last week I received a message from a frustrated mother regarding her son’s eating habits. She explained that breakfast seemed to be a particularly difficult meal of the day for her as she was running low on options and ideas. I’ve noticed that breakfast can be challenging for many parents. It really needn’t be as long as there’s some planning ahead involved and you’re able to see beyond the basics like cereals and bread. Go ahead and experiment. It’s something you definitely will not regret.
I totally made that name up, by the way. The overnight yoghurt delight is something I love to do for a number of reasons. It’s super healthy because it contains so many goodies, it’s the perfect breakfast to start a busy day and the best part: It take less than five minutes to prepare.There may be a few items you will need to pick up to give this baby a boost. These include superfoods like Goji berries, Chia seeds and frozen berries. The latter you can get at most supermarkets. It’s a good idea to stock berries and fruit, in general, in the freezer for smoothies or ice cream toppings. The rest you will have to source out at your local health food store. Mix all these with vanilla yoghurt or plain, some honey, if you like things sweet and even some cocoa powder, add porridge oats and/or granola and some milk. Next, you’re gonna shake that baby so it’s a good idea to put it all in a jar or container that seals WELL. Leave it in the fridge overnight so everything softens and blends and serve it up the next morning without any hassle or cooking. Love it! Love it!
Life has been good this past week. We headed to the mountains on Sunday, where Georgie will also be spending a week with his grandparents while mummy and papa get some alone time. We found a gorgeous tavern sitting on a mountaintop complete with a treehouse and really good food. I think it’s called Adventure or something. There’s also a paintball field and ice rink. It’s just outside the village of Kyperounda. The next day we went to the beach and stayed there for three days. I’m not kidding. We were at the beach ALL DAY. With the exception of naps and rest, for the most of our little holiday Georgie was covered in sunscreen and sand. Pity I forgot to be so vigilant with myself- I haven’t been sunburnt in years and now I’m heading into my thirties I’m pretty sure signals bad news for my skin. But thankfully, nothing affected us, not even Georgie’s routine being thrown off. My little dude was in a delightful mood and enjoyed everything. From the different types of food he tried for the first time- salmon sashimi and prawn crackers!- to his very first roller coaster ride and carousel ride. And yes, I was the goofy mummy with her iPhone taking pictures and recording videos that I’ll probably never watch because you can’t actually see Georgie.