Toddlers and food is quite a challenge. My daughter is a pretty good and daring with eating most of the time. Of course we run into our toddler moments of stubbornness and battling control during meal time. Our family always eats dinner together at 5:45 p.m. each night so we eat the same dinner, but often times we have different lunches. We eat whatever we have for left-overs or whatever is easiest for each of us. I always make Brett’s breakfast and lunch at night for the day before but Lola & I just fly by our boot straps during the day! Here are a few items that I find get us through the day happily!
Meal 1: Cheesy Pasta (simply whole wheat pasta, cheese, spinach, & a little sea salt), Diced Pears (I buy the cups with natural juice), Hummus & Carrots.
Meal 2: Pot Roast (I find it works best to keep things separated) —Roast, Cooked Carrots, Potato & Greek Yogurt Flavored with Raspberries.
Meal 3: Egg Salad (Eggs & Olive Oil Mayo), Shredded Cheese, Blueberries & Carrots.
Meal 4: Roast Beef (heated), Hummus with Cherry Tomatoes & Greek Yogurt.
Meal 5: Tuna Casserole (I use this recipe), Black Beans, Corn & Blueberries.
- Deli Meat
- English Muffin Pizzas
- Noddles with Red Sauce
- Grilled Cheese (Whole Wheat Bread)
- Tuna Patties
- Wrap (Hummus, Meat, Cheese)
- PB & J (Whole Wheat Bread, Reduced Sugar Jelly & PB)
- Fruit (Bananas, Kiwi, Apples, Grapes-Halved, Oranges, etc.)
- Cottage Cheese
- String Cheese
- Veggies (add a little cheese if they are not veggie kiddos!)
- Hard Boiled Eggs
- Sweet Potato Fries
- Brown Rice (add a little soy sauce)
- Cheese (Cubed, Shredded)
These are just a few ideas that we use on a daily//weekly basis. What are some go-to’s for your little mouths? I am always interested in healthy & easy toddler meals & snacks!!!!
Emilie (& Lola)