Rise and shine, busy moms of the world! Do you find yourself falling victim to the human tendency of needing energy and nourishment to fuel your busy days of parenting and living your best life? Good news! With limited effort from you, numerous kid-friendly meals can be co-opted and adapted into easy recipes for moms. If only all of parenthood could be this simple! /end joking
Still with me? Great. Let's talk about food, shall we? It's no secret that feeding kids can be a complicated, beastly endeavor. I mean, if it was easy, no one would have to write those cookbooks where you literally hide vegetables in cookies and, like, delicately sprinkle cracked vitamins and gold flakes into cakes (doesn't everyone know that sugar-coated gummy vitamins exist?). Have you ever tried to search for toddler-friendly recipes on Pinterest? It's a never-ending pit of despair, and that's coming from someone who loves Pinterest. You can take a look if you want. I'll wait. Here's something to cheer you up for when you're done.
That said, I consider any day where I have three meals to be a success, and I say this as someone with a partner who helps with the cooking. OK, he does more than help, he pretty much manages the entire kitchen. But no matter how much effort we both put in, our toddler is still is in control when it comes to his own digestive preferences. Which means that the meals I enjoy when on mom-duty can be, uh, inspired by him and his oh-so-refined toddler palate. Allow me to share a sample menu: