Did you hear it’s Friday?
My thoughts exactly baby K, my thoughts exactly.
As far as favorites go, this cat tops the list. I want to be as brave as this cat…
I still have a cacao smoothie with extra greens and Bobs Red Mill Maple Granola every day for breakfast.
For dinner one night I made these mini egg-free meatloaves (without the sweet potato topping) from the Real Food RDs. They were delicious!
And I finally got a chance to use my silicone muffin trays that have a lid on them! Fewer dishes for the win!
On Wednesday, I threw together an “everything but the kitchen sink salad” to use up all of our leftovers. It had nectarines, sugar snap peas, red cabbage, sriracha sunflower seeds, and sesame ginger dressing.
I realized recently I hadn’t had as many salads this summer as I normally do. I realized that was because I can’t have cheese, and what’s salad without cheese? I’ve been trying though!
Food – Baby Eats Edition
I’m not sure if this should be its post? I know many of you are interested in seeing what Baby K is eating, but I’m not sure how to share.
- Should I do it randomly in these posts?
- Should I make it a monthly series?
- Should I share recipes when I make them up?
What do you want to see! Leave a comment and let me know!
In addition to the new stuff below, we are also still doing plenty of purees, pouches, oatmeal, and yogurt. However, I started incorporating some finger foods too.
First up, avocado slices with coconut flour around them to make it easier to grip.
Verdict? Not a fan. He doesn’t love avocados unless they are hidden in things.
Next up, homemade baby hummus. I blended a can of no salt added garbanzo beans with a splash of lemon juice, a sprinkle of garlic, a sprinkle of onion powder, and a tiny, tiny, tiny pinch of cumin. I used the food processor and poured avocado oil in as it mixed up until it was creamy. When I served it to him, it was kindy of pasty, so I thinned it out slightly with water. He ate it for four days in a row.
Verdict? Neutral. He happily ate it so I’d say that was a win. I usually served it alongside some finger foods like baked sweet potato pieces, bread pieces, or muffins.
Baby Coconut Oil Banana Muffins (Egg-Free)
- replacing 1/4 cup oat flour for the coconut sugar
- replacing the egg with 1 egg replacer
- using almond milk
(Baby K has tried almost all the top allergens (almonds, peanuts, sesame, wheat, shellfish, and fish) except we are both still an egg, dairy, and cashew free for now. Eventually, I’ll do a full MSPI reintroduction post but feel free to leave a comment if you have questions on that!)
They came out great! He really really, really likes them! He will eat them for every meal if I let him.
And now that Little Man is eating finger food, Nala is never too far away when he is in his high chair.
Sat (7/13) – Run with Confidence Workout from Aaptiv – yeah! 30 minutes and no shin pain!
Sun (7/14) –
Chin-ups – ugh so hard to do because our new power tower is built dumb so I did these as best I could.
- 10 chest press (#60)
- 10 pullovers (#30)
- 20 up-downs
- 20 leg lifts
- 10 kneel press
- 15 pull-down
- 12 lateral raises (#30)
- 12 rows (#30)
Mon (7/15) – OFF
Tues (7/16) – Lower Body <— I’m still sore! So good!
- 10 deadlifts (#25)
- 10 sumo squats (#45)
- 8 seated single leg squat to lunge (#15)
- 8 step up to lunge (#30)
- 10 kettlebell swings (#25)
- 10 medicine ball burpees with overhead press (#15)
Wed (7/17) – Upper Body
3 rounds each set
- 10 lunge stance press (#25 plate) each
- 15 front raises (#25 plate)
- 12 row and tricep kickback (#12)
- 12 late raises (#24)
- 10 hammer curls (#40)
- 20 skull crushers (#24)
- 10 open and close goalposts (#30)
- 20 lateral kicks
- 15 fist together chest press (#30)
Thurs (7/18) – OFF