Toddler Meal Ideas

When my daughter started eating more and more solid foods, I found it hard to find meals for her with lots of nutrients and variety. She only has 6 teeth so she wasn’t quite ready for big meals but needed something more than purees and soft foods. I went to Pinterest but couldn’t find something exactly for the stage of eating she was at so I knew when I came up with some ideas I wanted to share them. Let me know if you try any of these or if you have more ideas for us to try!

Breakfast

  1. Scrambled eggs, blueberries, applesauce
  2. Kodiak Pancakes, banana
  3. Toast (avocado, cinnamon, peanut butter)

Lunch

  1. PB&J, pineapples, avocado
  2. Turkey and cheese sandwich, strawberries, green smoothie (see recipe here)
  3. Chicken breast, pinto or black beans, yogurt

Dinner

  1. Steak, quinoa, corn, broccoli (Luca LOVES this meal!)
  2. Chicken and cheese quesadilla, beans and rice, orange slices (halos are perfect size for her!)
  3. Soup (chicken noodle, vegetable, egg drop soup)

These are just a few of the meals Luca loves and I am planning on starting a series of meal ideas on my blog! We’re pretty lucky because Luca is a great eater and not very picky, she eats just about anything but fish! A fun way to spice up your meals is to get shape and letter cutters! I found these on Amazon!

I try and post a couple of Luca’s meals on my Instagram stories throughout the week! You can check it out for some more ideas!

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My One Year Old’s Favorite Green Smoothie

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Luca and I both love this smoothie, we make it every single day. It’s perfect for breakfast or a quick snack! I specifically got these cups for smoothies because she is obsessed with them and it is so easy for her to have her own glass. Enjoy!

Serves two* (or in my case 1 and a half)

Ingredients:

3 Bananas
Two handfuls of Spinach
Two handfuls of Frozen Pineapple
1 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
1 Tablespoon of Liquid Chlorophyll (There are so many benefits to liquid chlorophyll, let me know in the comments if you’d like a blog post about them!)
1 Lemon squeezed to your liking

Directions:

Blend all ingredients together until smooth.
I serve in these awesome Take and Toss Straw Lid Cups for Luca and a big mason jar glass, about 24 oz, for myself!

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