Meal Ideas for Toddlers & Up

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Stuck looking for meal ideas for toddlers?

We know how picky they can be. One minute they love pasta and the next you would think that they thought it was out to get them. Hopefully this list will help give you some variety and insight. No promises but it never hurts to try. Try a few meal ideas from this list. These are great for baby led weaning too!

Breakfast entrees:
pancakes
mini egg frittatas
French toast
waffles
cinnamon raisin toast
muffins
cereal & milk (cheerios, raisin bran, chex, honey nut cherrios…)
bagel w/ cream cheese
toast w/ jam
English muffin
different varieties of oatmeal
yogurt

MEAL IDEAS FOR TODDLERS

Fruit sides or snacks:
apples
homemade cinnamon apples
grapples
pears
peaches
bananas
fruit blend apple sauces
grapes (obviously cut into teeny pieces)
clementines
kiwi
honey dew
cantaloupe
strawberries
watermelon
raisins
fruit salad

Veggie sides:
frozen veggie sides
corn
zucchini
green beans (w/ or w/o parm cheese)
carrots
peas
cinnamon sweet potatoes bites
broccoli & cheese
rice
baked or mashed potatoes

Lunch main entree:
cream cheese sandwich (with or without turkey or ham)
pb & j sandwich
quesadillas–plain or with chicken and/or veggies
grilled cheese sandwich
all kinds of cheese
from the deli: ham, turkey, roast beef, turkey bologna
tuna, egg, or chicken salad
pasta salad

Dinner main entree:
fish sticks
bbq chicken
mac & cheese
pasta dinners
veggie, meat and/or cheese omelets
steamed pot stickers
pierogies
grilled cheese
hot dogs
cheese pizza
spaghetti or noodles w/sauce
cold deli meat
cheese sandwiches quartered
meatballs

Examples of Vitamin A veggies:
carrots
sweet potato
spinach
squash
greens
broccoli

Examples of Vitamin A fruits:
cantaloupe
peaches
apricots

Examples of Vitamin C veggies:
tomato
potato
green pepper
cabbage
green peas

Examples of Vitamin C fruits:
oranges
grapefruit
strawberries
cantaloupe

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2 Comments

  1. Ok. i realize this is an old post, lol, but its very helpful! My 2 year old wont eat hardly anything, and I see a lot of things being suggested on here, that I was afraid to give her as or with a meal. :)

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