#MunchkinMeals Here we go!

I love the Munchkin Meals linky party Brittany hosts each week, and I’m excited to finally add G’s meals to the mix. While she is still primarily breastfed, G has been exploring new foods since around 6 months. Her pincher grasp is pretty good, and she loves to feed herself with a spoon. I, however, have gotten very lazy, and don’t like to deal with baby food in puree form. So spoons have pretty much gone out the window until she’s ready to not throw her bowl on the floor. Baby Led Weaning won out due to pure laziness on my part!

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Generally our mornings start off with a nursing session, followed by a half to a whole banana, yogurt, scrambled eggs, or a breakfast cookie.

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Then she pretty much nurses, aside from some Trader Joe’s O’s snacks (which she likes to share with Rilo), until dinner.

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Dinner is often a mix of a veggie (roasted carrots or frozen peas), quinoa, shredded cheese, and/or whatever meat or bean we’re eating. I just put some of whatever we’re eating aside before I add salt. Her favorites so far are ground beef, salmon, carrots, and cheese. Lots and lots of cheese.

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What are you eating for dinner tonight?

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Quick and Easy [#lactation] Breakfast Cookies

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I’m on summer break for a few more weeks, and while that used to mean I could sleep in and recipe test as I pleased, it now means wake-up on G’s schedule and stumble to the kitchen for coffee STAT. Bonus points if I already have breakfast ready.

During the school year I perfected the no-added sugar lactation breakfast cookie to eat while I pumped before work. I still make these each time I have browning bananas, and omit the chocolate chips for  Genevieve’s half of the batch. I love them, she loves them, and Rilo doesn’t mind vacuuming up the pieces that fall on the floor.

[Lactation] Breakfast Cookies

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Ingredients vary – you can make these no matter how many browned bananas you have.

1/2 cup quick cook oatmeal per 1 banana –  I usually wait until I have 5 bananas, and 2.5 cups oats.

1/4 tsp cinnamon per banana

1/4 tsp vanilla per banana

1/2 tsp chia seeds per banana (not required)

1/2 tsp flax seed per banana (not required)

1 tsp brewers yeast per banana (omit if you don’t want lactation cookies)

1 TBS chocolate chips per banana (omit for baby cookies)

Directions

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Preheat oven to 350. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Mash bananas and add all other ingredients. Mix well.

Scoop mixture with 1/3 cup measuring cup and flatten into a cookie shape. Bake for 18 minutes. Once cooled a bit, cut parchment paper and stack on a container. Store in fridge for up to 1 week.

Enjoy!

What is your favorite way to use browning bananas?