Toddlers are sometimes picky eaters, and feeding them can be a challenge. Below are a few healthy and nutritionally balanced recipes that can interest your toddler.
Cooking for your toddler should be fun and exciting, as you enjoy watching your child try new tastes and textures. However, it can be difficult to think up new recipes for kids that will keep your toddler interested, as well as being healthy and balanced nutritionally.
As your toddler might still like to use his hands to feed himself, finger-shaped, easily graspable toddler food will save on mess, but you should still continue to try ‘wetter’ toddler meal ideas like our ‘extra-veg bolognese’ to encourage him to practice using cutlery.
If you’re looking for some toddler dinner ideas and inspiration, we’ve got three easy and healthy recipes for kids for you, and your toddler, to try.
Please note: When trying any new toddler meals with your child, you should keep an eye out for any signs of allergies, such as skin rashes, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting or swelling of the lips or tongue. In which case you should consult your doctor immediately. You should also be sure to supervise your child when they’re eating, to help minimize any choking risk.
Salmon is a great source of brain-boosting omega-3, and a brilliant example of healthy food for kids. Plus, the shape of these homemade fish fingers and potato wedges makes them great finger foods for your toddler.
This recipe makes enough for one toddler portion:
For the potato wedges:
For the fish fingers:
Toddler lunch ideas can be hard to think up, but these patties make a great alternative to sandwiches. They also make it easy to sneak vegetables into a toddler – something that can often be a tricky task!
This recipe makes eight patties:
This recipe works well with a variety of different vegetables, so experiment with broccoli, butternut squash, sweet potato, peas and other vegetables to see which combinations your child likes best.
Kid friendly recipes should include lots of lovely vitamins, and the cleverest toddler recipes are nutrient-rich and delicious. It’s easy to sneak vegetables into a tasty bolognese. Just chop them finely and your toddler will never know! This recipe is also one of the kids meal ideas that provides great practice for using a spoon and fork.
This recipe makes enough for several portions (which you can freeze):
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