Wednesday, 5 November 2014

November Munchkin Meals

Cooking for my toddler is always an adventure. I have to admit that I am quite controlling about what Mr. Toddler eats, and make sure that I am providing healthy meals and snacks for him. I try not to cook alternatives for him (even though it's not always a possibility). 

Mr. Toddler seems to go back and forth with between loving vegetables, refusing meat, and the other way around. The only thing I know for sure is that I can never quite tell whether he's going to like a meal beforehand. Sometimes he's just not that into what I prepare for him. 

That means, I try to keep things different - preparing foods in a different way, with different seasonings, or just bringing in new foods. It seems to be working fairly well, and Mr. Toddler has been getting a fairly diverse and healthy diet. These are the recipes that have been working for us lately: 


Healthy toddler meals {Welcome to Mommyhood} #healthytoddlermeals

Healthy toddler meals



Breakfasts


Herb omelette or omelette of some sort with frozen peas. Mr. Toddler calls them berries, but I'm pretty sure he thinks they're ice cream. 


Healthy toddler meals {Welcome to Mommyhood} #healthytoddlermeals


Healthy toddler meals {Welcome to Mommyhood} #healthytoddlermeals

This one is definitely a go to for - it's so easy and Mr. Toddler loves it! A hard boiled egg with a fruit and some sort of easy toast. 

Healthy toddler meals {Welcome to Mommyhood} #healthytoddlermeals

Other than these, he's loving oatmeal with a whole banana, chia seeds, and almond milk. The kid is always starving in the morning and eats as much if not more than me! 

Lunches and dinners


Usually, Mr. Toddlers lunches and dinners focus on vegetables and proteins. See the plate below, a little low on the veg. The kid has started to get a bit picky (again) when it comes to vegetables, and I have had to experiment a lot with the way I prepare them and what I serve. 

Raw vegetables have been pretty successful, so while Mr. Toddler helped me to prepare this meal (by washing the vegetables), he also munched on some broccoli. He may have also tried some raw sweet potato. Ick. 

Healthy toddler meals {Welcome to Mommyhood} #healthytoddlermeals

Meatballs stuffed with carrots were also a hit!

Healthy toddler meals {Welcome to Mommyhood} #healthytoddlermeals

He's still loving roasted vegetables, which I usually serve with a side of protein like the meatballs above. 


Healthy toddler meals {Welcome to Mommyhood} #healthytoddlermeals

Especially squashes, pumpkins and sweet potatoes


Healthy toddler meals {Welcome to Mommyhood} #healthytoddlermeals

Yep, yet more sweet potato! 

Healthy toddler meals {Welcome to Mommyhood} #healthytoddlermeals

And squash! (simple lunch) 

Healthy toddler meals {Welcome to Mommyhood} #healthytoddlermeals

There are those frozen peas again! The kid seriously loves them!


Healthy toddler meals {Welcome to Mommyhood} #healthytoddlermeals

Shredded chicken, baked sweet potato, and corn

Healthy toddler meals {Welcome to Mommyhood} #healthytoddlermeals

Snacks and desserts


We really aren't that big on desserts in my home. Usually fruits are dessert or maybe some plain, greek yogurt with chia seeds. We keep these nice and simple, and of course, healthy!

Oatmeal pumpkin 'pie' muffins


Healthy toddler meals: pumpkin muffins {Welcome to Mommyhood} #healthytoddlermeals

Smoothies. Smoothies all the time. 


Healthy toddler meals: smoothies {Welcome to Mommyhood} #healthytoddlermeals

Other snacks: 


  • Grapes
  • Carrot strips
  • Nuts and seeds 

For more toddler meal ideas, be sure to visit my healthy toddler recipes page! 

As always, I am linking up with Brittany at A Healthy Slice of Life for this month's  Munchkin Meals link up! 

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Yuliya