Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Healthy Toddler Meals

Another month has absolutely flown by and it's already time for Munchkin Meals hosted by Brittany at A Healthy Slice of Life! I'm also combining this with Jenn's What I Ate Wednesday linkup at Peas and Crayons, too. 

Today, I am sharing 5 healthy toddler meals, and an additional four easy and healthy kid approved recipes!  

Here are loads of healthy toddler meals that are also quick to put together for little tummies {Welcome to Mommyhood} #healthytoddlermeals

This past month, I've really noticed how similar my son's eating habits are to mine. As in, he wants to eat what I am eating exactly when I am eating it. Or he tries to feed me his food to share and all. 

This has really made me reflect upon my snacking (which happens more often than I like to admit) as well as making sure that I don't slack on my healthy eating in the weekends. 

I've also realised how much of a 'mini-adult' he is in this regard. I sometimes prepare food for him without really thinking about what he wants to be eating. I don't mean cookies and crisps and such, but rather if he has been eating carrots for lunch every day for a week, they aren't going to appeal to him on the 8th day. Just like me, he wants variety, he wants taste and flavah, and he wants food that's appeals to him in the moment. 

It's not too shocking of a realisation. Or at least it makes perfect sense. Adults like variety, too, and we get cravings! I mean, there are definitely times that I just am desperate for a hunk of chocolate. 

In order to make meal time a bit more appealing, especially given that Mr. Toddler has been on and off with which vegetables he likes at what time (if any at all!), I have been trying to get him more involved in meal time. 

I try to offer up choice. Limited choice, but I do think that the extra effort on my part has definitely been worth it. For breakfast, I will typically ask my son if he prefers oats or eggs (or another choice of two easy breakfasts that I am willing to make). The answer is usually oatmeal with fruits or eggs. The kid is pretty set on oatmeal for breakfast. 

For lunch, unless we are out and about, Mr. Toddler gets a protein, a veg, a carb (not always), and a fruit for dessert. I also offer a choice of two vegetables. He can pick which one he wants, or both. And then I prepare them, trying to change up how I do that - roasting, steaming, or pan frying in coconut oil. 

Well! I think this intro has gotten long enough! Let's get to those toddler meals and ideas! 

Healthy Toddler Meals



Spinach and basil turkey wraps, eggs on a cracker, and cucumber slices 


Here are loads of healthy toddler meals that are also quick to put together for little tummies {Welcome to Mommyhood} #healthytoddlermeals

Sweet potatoes, roasted broccoli, kielbasa 


Here are loads of healthy toddler meals that are also quick to put together for little tummies {Welcome to Mommyhood} #healthytoddlermeals

Roasted pumpkin and a big ole hunk of fish (I forgot which kind)

Here are loads of healthy toddler meals that are also quick to put together for little tummies {Welcome to Mommyhood} #healthytoddlermeals

Mashed potatoes that are loaded with kale and a meatball 

Here are loads of healthy toddler meals that are also quick to put together for little tummies {Welcome to Mommyhood} #healthytoddlermeals

Corn on the cob, a huge chunk of sausage, and some potatoes 

Here are loads of healthy toddler meals that are also quick to put together for little tummies {Welcome to Mommyhood} #healthytoddlermeals

More healthy recipes for toddlers 



More toddler meals roundups 


Still wanting more inspiration? 


Check out my Toddler Food board on pinterest! 


Thank you so much for stopping by!
Yuliya