Toddler eating habits

I am obsessed with how Willow eats. Its the cutest thing I have ever seen

I am obsessed with how Willow eats. Its the cutest thing I have ever seen

Guys, can we talk about toddler eating habits quickly?

I was always told toddlers eat like birds and are really fussy about what they will and won’t eat.

Willow is currently eating me out of house and home. Over the weekend she ate a huge bowl of oxtail for dinner on Friday and still demanded food off my plate.

She consumed a scrambled egg, tomatoes and cheese for breakfast the next day before tucking into gruyere and salami for lunch with her grandparents and had more cheese, strawberries and cherries that afternoon for a snack. For dinner on Saturday night she ate roast chicken, zucchini noodles, broccoli, green beans and baby corn.

Salmon with dill and zucchini noodles with onions an garlic

Salmon with dill and zucchini noodles with onions an garlic

On Sunday she had pork sausages, scrambled eggs, bacon and tomatoes for breakfast and snacked on some cherries. She had smoked trout and avo. Then she ate more cheese, half a punnet of blueberries, an oat cookie and biltong in the afternoon before polishing of a huge bowl of oxtail for dinner.

I don’t know where she is putting all this food! She’s a happy, healthy little girl and we never force food on her. We’ve taught her to ask for food when she’s hungry and we don’t force her to keep eating after she indicates that she’s had enough. I just never thought such a small creature would be capable of eating so much food.

Willow stole a container of cream cheese and ate it in the corner (there was very little left) as she was afraid someone would take it from her

Willow stole a container of cream cheese and ate it in the corner (there was very little left) as she was afraid someone would take it from her

I’m not complaining, she has a very healthy appetite. It’s just that this is contrary to everything I’ve been told about toddler eating habits. Do you have a toddler who ploughs through food like it’s her last meal?

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3 thoughts on “Toddler eating habits

  1. Momma T says:

    i would love to have this problem hahaha mine has a very selected menu. Last night I was trying o offer her melon, she ‘doesn’t like it’ but yet has never eaten it. sigh. from one extreme to the next

    • kierrynh says:

      haha! Willow has decided that all orange vegetables are offensive. She refuses to eat carrots, peppers, butternut, pumpkin and sweet potatoes. It’s so weird… I’m just grateful that she’s into broccoli and such. You win some, you lose some

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