I made a bunch of things I know freeze well, and separated them into meals, that way I can keep them in a cooler in the car and if they defrost at least the meal is all together. I tried to give him enough variety so that he wasn't eating the same thing every day but so that I wasn't having to cook too much extra food. A few of the recipes are from "Baby Nosh" by Jennifer Browne.
So what I have here is just about everything spread out;
4 breakfast meals, 4 lunch meals, 4 dinners, 2 car meals, 3 desserts and snacks.
Desserts are brown rice pudding, frozen.
I will also pack some coconut/almond milk and Tiny Tofu Squares which are a great snack or meal adder.
The regular meals are;
Oatmeal fills him up and is long lasting. I often serve with a banana in pieces for him to eat by himself.
B1 - Pear & Yellow Beet Oatmeal*
B2 - Pear & Apple Oatmeal
B3 - Pear & Yellow Beet Oatmeal
B4 - Pear & Peach Oatmeal
*I have a container there of the oatmeal mixed with cinnamon that I just microwave with the frozen items and some coconut/almond milk.
These meals are easily defrosted and eaten at room temperature.
L1 - Spinach Pikelets, Date Balls
L2 - Sweet Potato Patties, Carrot Balls, Banana Energy Balls
L3 - Oatmeal Banana Bakes, Spinach Pikelets, Date Balls
L4 - Lentil Patties, Carrot Balls, Apple Almond Biscuits
These are mushy meals that consist of foods I have cooked and frozen in ice cube trays. I microwave for a minute of so then mash together. He usually has brown rice pudding or chia seed pudding for dessert dinner or lunch.
D1 - Sweet potato, chickpeas, quinoa & melon
D2 - Spinach, peas, brown rice & apple
D3 - Sweet potato, quinoa, apple, strawberry & lentils
D4 - Brown rice, peas, tofu, beets & peach
Car & Snacks
Here are the car meals and snacks, I chose items that can defrost on the way and will taste fine without a microwave, plus are not too messy for eating at rest stops etc.
C1 - Spinach Pancakes, Carrot Balls, Banana Energy Balls
C2 - Lentil Patties, Apple Almond Biscuits, Date Balls
Cascadian Farms Organic Cheerios (sugar free)