Toddler Meal Ideas for Picky Eaters

Submitted by Pregnancy and Baby Care team on January 18, 2012

If there’s a budding foodie in your house and you’re worried about what to feed him or her, don’t fret. Here are some fabulous toddler meal ideas that your young one is going to just love. This article has some easy meal ideas for toddlers which any person is going to find easy to follow. We know that things can get hectic on most days for you, and it sometimes becomes difficult to find foods which are both healthy and your children are going to enjoy. Or maybe you don’t have time to rustle up a creative meal.


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Coming up with toddler meal ideas that are nutritious and creative for your child is just the thing we have for you.

One tip we have for you is to feed your child a rainbow everyday. Make sure that the meals you prepare contain vegetables and fruits that match the colors of the rainbow.

Okay, I understand that it’s going to be a bit difficult feeding your child weird colored fruits and vegetables every day, but following the rainbow will definitely help.

In addition to this you could prepare a number of snacks for him that he or she is going to just love. Breakfast could comprise of homemade pancakes which are easy to make.  Mix together 1 2/3 cup flour, 3 teaspoons baking powder, 3 teaspoons sugar, ¼ teaspoon salt, 1 ½ cups choclate soy milk and 2 mashed bananas. Take the dry ingredients together and mix well. Then add the bananas and milk into the dry ingredients, and mix till the flour blends in well. Liberally spray a nonstick pan with oil spray when the pan is hot. Then measure approximately ¼ cup or the mix into the pan. Flip over when bubbles appear on the surface and they get dry around the edges. Cook for a minute or two and serve. Your toddler is just going to love it.

Take a banana and core it. Once this is done stuff it with a little peanut butter. Top this butter with raisins, toasted coconut, and nuts. It’s just delicious. You could also mash a banana and some cream cheese and top this with some peach, pineapple, and apple slices. Your toddler is just going to adore sandwiches which are cut into different shapes with the help of a cookie cutter.  Your filling for these sandwiches could be cream cheese topped with dried fruits such as raisins and apricots.

Yes it is definitely a difficult task to get together an interesting and well balanced meal to keep your baby happy. But if you plan well, this will be a simple task you are just going to enjoy.

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