We usually go out to eat a couple of times a week, but the majority of the time, I feed the girls before we leave home. While my husband and I eat our meal, I will give the girls some variety of Gerber Puffs or Cheerios, or sometimes they’ll sample a little bit of food from our plates.
On the occasions when I need to feed the girls away from home, I usually look on the menu for some type of grilled chicken or fish, along with pasta or steamed vegetables. I’m always afraid that they won’t like it, though, so I try to take along a back-up meal, just in case.
For this meal, I pull from the list of the girls’ go-to foods that don’t have to be heated. Some of our favorites are fresh avocado, fresh fruit, cheese, bread, and yogurt.
I serve the avocado at room temperature, and I carry a knife with me to peel it and dice it. I take a small cooler bag with diced fresh fruit and string cheese. (I like to use the coolers made for bottles as they fit nicely in our diaper bag.) I also take whole wheat sandwich rounds. That’s one type of bread that our girls prefer fresh, whereas they eat loaf bread better if it’s toasted. I also carry Gerber yogurt, as it doesn’t have to be refrigerated.
With a back-up plan in place, I can maintain the girls’ healthy diet, and I don’t have to worry that they might be hungry.
What are your go-to foods when you’re on the go?