Thursday, 1 May 2014

13 Healthy Toddler Meals at almost 20 months old

13 Healthy Toddler Meals

Has another month already gone by? Putting these monthly Toddler Meals posts together makes me realise just how quickly time flies! I mean the Toddler is almost 20 months old, and that means he's really almost two, which means he's almost and adult! Okay, okay, not really, but time goes by too quickly! My little baby is so big and I don't know how we got here! 

Tragic realisation aside, let's get back to the real reason why we're here today. It's time for another Munchkin Meals Post where we chat all about what the Toddler is eating. 

Welcome to Mommyhood: 13 healthy toddler meals

Breakfasts 

Breakfasts are pretty boring around here, especially lately. You can usually be sure to find a green smoothie with a whole lotta spinach with a hard boiled egg and some fruit. The Toddler goes from loving smoothies and stealing mine as well as drinking his own, to refusing any. 


Welcome to Mommyhood: 13 healthy toddler meals

What we do have consistently are hard boiled eggs and bananas. He loves being able to smash the eggs and tries to peel them on his own! 

I don't cook breakfast often, but I have tried: 

Sweet potato and cabbage hash. Cabbage = fail. He refused to eat any of the cabbage, but did eat the rest so I guess it wasn't horrible.

Welcome to Mommyhood: 13 healthy toddler meals

3 Ingredient pancakes - he adores these!

Welcome to Mommyhood: 13 healthy toddler meals

Like I said, I don't like cooking for breakfast. Mostly, we stick with the easy stuff. We do sometimes get crazy, and I give him yogurt with a fruit salad, chia seeds, and various seeds/dried berries. 


Lunches


Lunches, just like breakfasts have been pretty boring because we were moving. Usually these are switched up between steamed veggies with a protein or leftovers. 

See! Steamed veggies with black beans! 

Welcome to Mommyhood: 13 healthy toddler meals

Boring, but Toddler approved! This is a go to lunch or dinner!  

Roasted tomato and butternut squash bisque with chickpeas.

Welcome to Mommyhood: 13 healthy toddler meals

He's also been loving chewing on raw carrots. He was munching on the same carrot pretty much all day! 

He's also been loving this simple Russian salad with potatoes, peas, carrots, egg, pickle and onion. I'm definitely going to be making this more often!

Welcome to Mommyhood: 13 healthy toddler meals

He had so much fun scooping from the main bowl onto his own bowl. I had to remind him a few times though not to eat directly from the serving spoon. He served himself about three portions and ate every single one, plus an additional bowl of frozen peas. 

Sesame chickpea patties. He loooooved them. Seriously. I made a large batch and the Toddler walked to the fridge to get more the entire day! 


Welcome to Mommyhood: 13 healthy toddler meals

Dinners


Dinners tend to be whatever we are eating. 

Mashed sweet potato and butternut squash with spinach and endive


Welcome to Mommyhood: 13 healthy toddler meals

Unstuffed cabbage with chickpeas. 

Welcome to Mommyhood: 13 healthy toddler meals


Green bean one pot wonder dish, rosemary potatoes, and steamed cauliflower

Welcome to Mommyhood: 13 healthy toddler meals




Snacks


Yep! He's been snacking on frozen peas, and is currently obsessed. Sure, son! Let's get an extra serving of veggies in! 

Welcome to Mommyhood: 13 healthy toddler meals

Grapes that the Toddler got to remove from the vine himself and proceeded to eat with a spoon



Welcome to Mommyhood: 13 healthy toddler meals

Frozen raspberries instead of ice cream? Yes please!



Welcome to Mommyhood: 13 healthy toddler meals


Apple 'cookies' (Apple slices with peanut butter, chia seeds, and raisins)


Welcome to Mommyhood: 13 healthy toddler meals - Apple cookies

The child doesn't actually know that these aren't really cookies. Perhaps I'm mean, but I can't say that I intend to  change that anytime soon! 

Overall, he's still a pretty good eater even though he is starting to show preferences for certain foods over others. I guess that's normal. He's also fully weaned off of breastmilk. Once we were completely moved out, he also completely stopped nursing. 

Since we have been sticking with paleo the last month, I've significantly reduced his bread intake. Although it's not pictured, he will eat a sandwich every now and again with spelt bread or a cracker and peanut butter, for example. He doesn't get it everyday, but several times a week. 

Now that we have moved and have a larger oven, I'm going to be perfecting my spinach bread (or any other type of bread), and will hopefully be panicking a little less over the type of bread I'm feeding him. Hm. A little obsessive? Yes, probably. I am very particular about what the Toddler eats. 

That being said, he did have a few bites of a brownie cake I made for the Hubby's birthday yesterday! 

Welcome to Mommyhood: desserts

Yea, not healthy, but he only had two bites from Daddy's plate! I didn't like it, but both the men did (Hubby + Toddler). 

And that's what the Toddler has been munching on lately! What are your kids' and toddlers eating? Do you cook separate meals for them? 

I am linking up for the Munchkin Meals party hosted by Brittany at a Healthy Slice of Life

munchkin meals


the Thoughtful Spot Blog Hop and Tasty Tuesdays.

Thanks for stopping by!
Yuliya