Bonnie is doing so well with food these days! Since she is no longer nursing, she seems more open to eating more real foods than she has been in the past. And I’m enjoying preparing foods for her far more than I ever thought I would.
She seems to be turning into a bit of a picky eater, but we are still managing to get plenty of fruits, veggies, fats, and proteins into her little body!
One of the way we do that is through “smoothies.” Her favorite smoothie contains mixed berries, banana, almond butter, spinach, and almond milk. But she also likes green smoothies.
Fairhaven Health and Fertility recently contacted me to ask if I’d be interested in reviewing any of their products. Had they contacted me a few years ago, I’d have loved to try their fertility yoga DVD, or maybe some of their fertility supplements (the FertiliTea looks particularly interesting.) Had they contacted me a few months ago, I would have loved to try some of their nursing products, but since that chapter of Bonnie’s little life has closed, I opted for these Milkies Food Trays, which happen to be perfect for Bonnie’s smoothies.
Even though we’ve only used the trays for Bonnie’s smoothies so far, they also came with a handout containing several other recipes, ideas, and thawing instructions. The trays freeze Bonnie’s smoothies in 1 ounce servings, which is just perfect for her. The small serving sizes also allow for making several different single-ingredient purees, thawing a few different ones at the same time, and then combining flavors.
Along with her smoothies, Bonnie is still eating plenty of finger foods, and is discovering new foods all the time!
Bonnie loves avocado and strawberry, but doesn’t usually eat much ground venison. She’s usually had her fill after just a couple bites.
Bonnie likes pickles a lot, and this particular meal was at the end of the week when we were low on fresh veggies, so we settled for pickles. We rarely give Bonnie packaged finger foods, but I keep these coconut bites in her diaper bag for emergencies. The noodles are organic red lentil noodles since Bonnie does not eat grains. She likes them lightly peppered, or with a bit of tomato sauce.
Her favorite thing about this meal were the chopped dates. But I don’t think this lunch had quite enough color for her! She does best when each food is a different color!
Anything involving this chicken with a side of sliced avocado and just about any other fruit is a hit in Bonnie’s book. I buy Costco’s frozen, organic, whole chicken, cook it in the Crock Pot for about eight hours on low, and then shred it. We use it for salads, soups, or finger foods for Bonnie throughout the week.
She devoured the turkey burger on the day this picture was taken, but there have been other times when she’s been disinterested. She’s never disinterested in avocado though! The grapes are tricky, because they are slippery, but she can manage them is they are cut in half.
Scrambled eggs are our go-to breakfast food, and some of Bonnie’s favorite foods. I scramble them in coconut oil, almond milk, and a bit of salt and pepper. She also loves bananas, and eats one almost every day.
If I had to say, her favorite foods are eggs, avocado, bananas, and berries. Notice there are no veggies or meats on this list. She must take after her mom….
We’ve also been using a jar of Fairhaven Health’s Happy Bottom Baby Balm for Bonnie’s little bottom. She’s been cutting teeth like crazy, which means she’s had lots of dirty diapers! I started using this stuff when I noticed her getting a little red. My favorite thing about this (other than the fact that it actually works) is its ingredient list; it’s so short and simple, and I have such peace of mind using it! My second favorite thing about it is the texture. It isn’t sticky and difficult to rub in like other ointments I’ve tried in the past. It’s a bit pricey, but a little goes a long way, and the price is worth it for us.
*** Fairhaven Health and Fertility gave me some of their products to review; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed in the post above are 100% mine. I would never endorse products that I myself do not love, and that I do not think my readers would benefit from!