If your toddler doesn’t love eating their green veggies straight up, try serving them in these yummy and easy mini meatballs recipe. They are moist, filled with classic Italian flavor, and make for a really nutritious toddler dinner! Healthy Meatball R…
These baked oatmeal cups are an ideal way to serve oatmeal to babies, baby led weaning style, and to toddlers who like to feed themselves. Oatmeal as finger food? Yes! And, if you ever find yourself with leftover oatmeal and without the urge to eat it again, these Cinnamon Raisin Baked Oatmeal Cups are a perfect way to repurpose it! (P.S. They’re also egg-free.)
Coming up with yummy and healthy toddler snacks each day can be a big challenge. And it’s so easy to get stuck in a rut of offering the same few foods…and having a toddler who only wants to eat a few foods! I hope that this list helps to remind you of other options when you feel stuck, or that it encourages you to try a few new foods with your little one. You can try to pair up two items from different categories to keep things balanced—and yummy!
You get everyone to the table and bring out the food. Your toddler won’t eat, throws a fit, or fusses. No matter how hard you try, this is often the reality of feeding toddlers. Sometimes toddlers won’t eat. The good news is that it’s normal. The bad news? It’s a difficult thing to know exactly why your toddler isn’t eating—and what exactly you should do about it. But there are simple steps you can take to improve the situation.
The best roasted vegetables for toddlers and babies are ones that cook up a sweet, and soft, yet sturdy enough to be great finger foods. They are such an easy way to prepare vegetables for toddlers because the method is so quick and easy. The best roasted vegetables include broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, zucchini, squash, sweet potatoes, potatoes, peppers, and Brussels sprouts, though you can really experiment with anything your kids love.
Coming up with lunch ideas for toddlers can be incredibly difficult. Their preferences change regularly, they can’t always manage a wide range of food on their own, and daycares and preschools may be limited with how much they can help. To help you come up with new options, these lunch ideas for toddlers should help.
We all worry that our little ones aren’t eating enough vegetables. Or that they’re eating too much sugar. Or not enough protein. And while I like to remind you how in many cases, you actually don’t need to worry so much, there is one trick that I’ve fo…
Whether you’re heading out on vacation, a road trip, a day out of the house, a playdate, or packing a daycare or preschool lunch, these healthy toddler snacks will help keep your toddler full and happy. I’ve included a nice mix of healthy homemade toddler snack recipes, preschool snack ideas, healthy store-bought toddler snacks, baby-led weaning snack ideas, and a few assembly-only ideas to give you a wide range of options for portable foods that are packed with nutrition. Plus, they all taste great, since I know many of you are dealing with picky toddlers as well as hungry ones!
One of the best ways to help your toddler eat more fruits and vegetables is to pack them into smoothies. These hidden-veggie toddler smoothies are simple to blend up and are even easier to customize. By starting with one master smoothie recipe and varying it based on what your toddler likes (and for any food allergy concerns), you can increase the likelihood that your toddler will actually drink it!
Packing lunch for 1 year olds at daycare is a challenge, to put it lightly. It’s so hard to know how hungry they’ll be, what food they’ll actually want to eat, how they’ll do with textures—and simply to come up with the ideas. to help, this list of 7 Lunch Ideas for 1 Year Olds at Daycare should give you inspiration the next time you’re standing in front of the fridge trying to pack a healthy toddler lunch.