Protein? And a new look from…Target? Alright.

Topic : Daily Glimpses

So…I have a question for all you wise mamas out there.

What do you feed you babes for protein that they REALLY like?

That ISN’T meat.

Eggs, yes.

Fish, yes.

Dairy…some but yes.

I took CBJ to her 2 year check-up (a bit early as she’s not 23 month quite yet but whatever).
I went to a new place called Little Flower Pediatrics that is a drive but wonderful.
Absolutely pro-breastfeeding, pro co-sleeping, vaccination flexible and the specialize in tongue and lip-tie correction.
It was bliss to go into a healthcare appointment and not be pressured to wean my child.


As the appointment went on there was some discussion on what CBJ eats, how much, when she nurses…you know, the getting to know you stuff.

Let me say that Clarabelle overall isn’t a big eater.
She eats a lot when she wants…and nothing if she doesn’t want to.
This child doesn’t eat a cup of yogurt, or a half of a granola bar, she takes bites and sometimes not many!

Now…she will eat several gluten free breadsticks…


The doctor wanted to know her protein sources are.

I do lots of quinoa, almond butter, peanut butter, hummus, cheese, tofu, guacamole and some yogurt (if she wants to eat it…which is rare).
I was doing green smoothies but have slacked lately.

There was the suggestion to try more eggs and to add back in the green business.

So this was dinner post doctor’s appointment.


CBJ was a huge fan of the green smoothie…


I do a simple recipe for the smoothie; spinach, banana,almond butter, coconut milk, water, truvia. Blend. Done.

I am happy to try whatever, there was no concern about her growth and development but I do want to make sure I offer options for her to try.

I would love some thoughts.

On another note.

Target has DARLING clothes right now for babes.


I held back on the long sleeved options, mostly cause it’s hot as hell here but I did get an outfit with a tutu thrown into the mix for fun.


Cute, yes?

I was smitten with the tutu.


The top (actually a tunic) and leggings are a set.
I did the tuck in which does highlight the muffin top quite nicely.


So get yourself to Target…

And if you have some delish vegetarian meals you (and your babes) love, send them my way!


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  • Meghann Parson August 27, 2014

    Emma, I have the same problem with Tess who is not quite 22 months. Still nursing and sometimes refuses to eat. We add raw sprouted protein to her smoothies. Not a huge amount but just a little. She will almost always eat eggs, pancakes and bacon (I'd very easily be ovolactovegetarian but Daddy is a meat eater) or eggs, guacamole, Brown rice and black beans. Or avocado. Those are my only two "go to" meals. And carbs. She'll eat cookies or crackers for days. Glad the doctor was supportive, I've been thinking about going there as well. I'm sick of the weaning conversation.

    • ReplyEmma August 27, 2014

      Scrambled eggs are a hit so I'm going to keep offering, avocado too.. I was impressed by Little Flower, it is so refreshing to be in a place that supports breastfeeding. Not a formula pamphlet in the place. And applause for continuing to breastfeed? Makes me want to go daily! It's far by driving standards (least from our house) but worth it to be able to not get hassled about parenting choices.

  • Bethany May 14, 2014

    Good job, mama!

    • ReplyEmma May 15, 2014

      :) thank you friend!

  • Lara October 18, 2013

    Wow, I'm so glad we aren't the only ones who have gone through all these ups and downs with nursing. G is still nursing strong at 14.5 months. There were times when I swore he was weaning himself (8/9 months, and I cried and cried), and nowadays lately he nurses like a newborn. Some days I have so much milk that I'm still spurting and needing nursing pads, other days I think he looks at me like, "Turn it on, mama!" I think the lesson after we have put all this time in it should be: our babies and our bodies know what to do! :)

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