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Todd’s Thanksgiving dinner – November 22, 2018

What My Vegan Child Eats (almost 5 years old)
JULY 5 2019

This is a long-overdue follow-up to my post called “What My Vegan Baby Eats.” That one was written when Todd was 11 months old. I should have done a formal post called “What My Vegan Toddler Eats,” but I didn’t. I did provide food updates in my monthly posts about Todd, though.

Here is the current list of things Todd will eat now…


1.  Dr. Fuhrman Pixie Vites (Powder) (mixed into his Goppa daily)
2. Mary Ruth’s Vegan Vitamin D3 & B12 Gummies (1 daily)

1.  Non-dairy milk blend (“Goppa”) (contains soy milk, hemp milk and homemade oat/cashew milk)
2.  Apple/orange/pineapple/grape juice (mostly in restaurants)
3.  “Fizzy water” (Natural Calm Raspberry Lemon with a splash of unsweetened cranberry juice)

Drinking apple juice at Mission Ridge – April 21, 2019

1.  Puffed kamut
2.  Puffed corn (“pops”)
3.  Corn thins (“corn crisp”)
4.  Wheaties
5.  Popcorn with nutritional yeast / Skinny pop popcorn cakes
6.  Animal crackers
7.  Cake/sugar cone (plain)
8.  Saltine crackers
9.  Tortilla chips
10.  Lay’s potato chips (regular “yellow chips” or BBQ “black chips”)
11.  Pretzels

Eating chips at Mission Ridge – November 30, 2018

1.  Apple slices (organic honeycrisp)
2.  Kiwi
3.  Blueberries
4.  Raspberries
5.  Orange slices (cut up into bite size pieces)
6.  Grapes (cut in half)
7.  Watermelon
8.  Peach / Pear
9.  Dried plums (“candies”) (cut in little pieces & sprinkled with sugar)
10.  Dried mango (torn in little pieces)
11.  [His Goppa contains date & dried plum]
12.  Banana
13.  Homemade “Ice cream” (frozen bananas, soy milk, and vanilla extract)

Eating blueberries – August 1, 2018

1.  Steamed broccoli (“trees”)
2.  Corn on the cob (hit & miss)
3.  French fries (hit & miss)
3.  Black olive (rarely)

Eating a fry at Carl’s Jr -March 9, 2019

1.  Roasted garbanzo beans with salt and nutritional yeast (“salt beans”) (hit & miss)
2.  Refried beans & rice (at Mexican restaurants)
3.  Flour tortilla (“soft chip”) or toasted flour tortilla, cut in strips/wedges (“crispy strips”)
4.  Mac ‘n Cheez (made with cashews, nutritional yeast & soy milk)
5.  Angel hair pasta with Earth Balance & nutritional yeast
6.  Pancakes (made with Bob’s Red Mill GF Pancake Mix)
7.  Pizza (only the crust)
8.  English muffin (toasted plain)
9.  Toast with Earth Balance
10.  Soft pretzel (when we go out)
11.  [He drinks lots of organic oats in his Goppa]

Angel hair pasta with Earth Balance & nutritional yeast – February 7, 2019

Eating soft pretzel at the bowling alley – February 10, 2019

1.  Lightlife Smart dogs (hot dog)
2.  Chao cheese slices
3.  Gardein Crispy Tenders (he now dips them into ketchup & mustard)

Dipping Gardein Crispy Tender in mustard – May 9, 2019

1.  [His Goppa contains raw cashews]
2.  [His Goppa contains a small % of raw walnuts, Brazil nuts]
3.  Pumpkin seeds (occasionally)
4.  Sunflower butter (occasional licks off a spoon or dips in pretzels)

1.  Nutritional yeast (he licks it off the plate)
2.  Cinnamon (he licks it off the plate)

Eating a homemade cookie – March 13, 2019

SWEETS (occasional)
1.  Dark chocolate chunks
2.  Lollipops
3.  Skittles
4.  Jelly beans
5.  Popsicle
6.  Maple syrup (he likes to lick it right off a plate)
7.  Cookies (sugar, chocolate chip)
8.  Non-diary frozen yogurt / sorbetto @ Ice or Blue Spoon (Wenatchee, WA) & Bonta (Bend, OR)

Non-dairy sorbetto at Ice – March 3, 2019

Ocean Beach Roasters & Bistro – July 1, 2018

JULY 1, 2018

Between May and August this year, we visited Eric’s parents at the beach (Ocean Shores, WA) three times. On our second trip there, we had the opportunity to see Todd’s aunt Sandie (my sister-in-law) perform with her musical partner at the Ocean Beach Roasters & Bistro.

This coffee shop/wine bar is small but full of character. When we walked in, I immediately liked the log cabin ‘feel’ and the rich, dark wood. The first thing I spotted in the pastry display case was the sign for…”Vegan cookie” {{happy dance!!}}. It turned out that two of the cookie flavors were vegan, so I naturally bought one of each!

Vegan cookies at OBR – July 1, 2018

My sweet tooth was happy – July 1, 2018

We found our group in the main sitting area. Please be sure to listen to the three short YouTube videos to hear Sandie’s beautiful voice!

Todd with the entry way in the background – July 1, 2018

Eric’s brother & parents – July 1, 2018

Sandie performing at OBR – July 1, 2018

Todd enjoyed going up to the cozy loft and back down the stairs (repeatedly).

“All you need is love and the beach”

Loft at OBR – July 1, 2018

I appreciated that the animal head on the wall was carved from wood!

Loft at OBR – July 1, 2018

Wood carving at OBR – July 1, 2018

We ordered a bean burger to go with our cookies.

Bean burger

We were able to stay for the whole ~2 hours because Todd was so good. A year ago this would not have been possible!

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