Well, we got through day two. M is starting to feel frustration at eating the same foods over and over. Breakfast was basically toast, a small amount of banana, carrot sticks, milk, and hard-boiled egg. Lunch for the kids was a toasted cheese sandwich (I exchanged some veggies for some cheese), beans, pretzels, and apple slices. Lunch for me was rice combined with beans and sauteed veggies with a dash of soy sauce and sesame oil. And dinner was based on a Costa Rican dish that HH ate while traveling called pinto gallo....essentially sauteed onions combined with precooked rice, pinto beans, a dash of cumin, and ginger powder. I made a side salad of sliced raw cabbage and carrots seasoned with a teaspoon of rice wine vinegar and 1/2 a teaspoon of sugar.
It is difficult to make sure that the kids are getting enough calories and that I provide a variety of dishes for them to eat (without them feeling like they are eating the same thing over and over again-because they basically are). With limited ingredients, I have to use my culinary imagination which I don't have a lot of. I have to give M lot of credit for sticking with it and trying so hard. Not so easy when her friends at school are eating yummy snacks and snacks!