Oliver is officially a finger food lover. We had been dabbling to keep him happy in the seat and allow us time to eat but then he got impatient with the purees too. Add to that, daycare was STOKED about him doing finger foods and I was told to start sending it along ASAP. We have been chopping up little bits for his meals since. Obviously he gets a few spoon foods still because a) I have a freezer full and b) some foods just aren’t finger worthy (greens, yogurt) but we have moved quickly to the minced variety.
Of course all this meant my system for pureeing and organizing for the week was completely blown out of the water. I tried chopping at dinner and throwing into containers but it was eating into the already crazy evenings. Then while searching for recipes on Pinterest, I got an idea. I had pins for muffin tin meals like everyone else but it got me thinking. What about some kind of compartmentalized storage system?
Remember those trays I used for breastmilk and purees? ANOTHER USE. A serving for a small child is said to be the size of their fist. These cubes are the perfect “serving” size. These trays also have a great lid to keep it all covered for the week. This took maybe 30 minutes to throw together. You could also just have it and keep adding to it with dinner leftovers.
- Lemon pepper chicken
- Steamed carrots
- Mandarin oranges
- Green beans
- Black beans
So now I have a lot of the work done for the week. I plan to refill with dinner options as they come available. Gonna be honest, I am pretty giddy with the super organization but I really just hope it helps the weekly grind. Happy organizing!