TGIF! With the return of the cold weather this week seemed to drag on a bit. I am looking forward to the weekend and some quality family time. Tonight Doug and I are going on a date night to Les Miserables on Broadway. I am such a theatre nerd! I have probably seen Les Mis a bagillion times between the original production when I was growing up, the last Broadway revival, and the recent (not so great IMHO) movie. Still I can’t wait! Neither can my inner 12 year old who liked to pretend she was Eponine
Most weekends Doug and I try to take Hermione on various adventures around NYC. We visit new playgrounds, go to museums, go out for brunch, and take long walks. Hermione takes two naps a day (at 9:30 and again around 2) so we don’t have the longest window in which to be out of the house. In order to maximize our adventure time I usually pack her (and us) a lunch so we don’t have to come home to eat. While she still nurses several times a day she is at an age where she wants three solid meals as well.
One of Hermione’s favorite lunches is a SunButter and Banana Sandwich on sprouted grain toast. While I do not usually eat grains I will often share this with her as it is just so yummy! The sunflower seed butter gives her a good dose of the healthy fats a baby needs to grow and the sprouted grain bread is much easier to digest than other varieties. I use sprouted grain bread for her over gluten free bread as many of the gluten free brands available are not vegan, and contain not so ideal ingredients.
Here ‘s Hermione last weekend enjoying her favorite sandwich on a picnic!
- 1 piece sprouted grain bread (Hermione and I like the Ezekiel bread)
- 1 T organic creamy sunflower seed butter
- 1/2 ripe banana
- Lightly toast the bread in your oven or toaster
- Spread sunflower seed butter on toasted bread
- Slice the banana into thin rounds and evenly distribute on bread
- Slice bread in half diagonally and place one half on top of other to form a sandwich ( you can also eat open face)
- Break off bite size pieces and give to baby!