i need some fast and easy recipes that my two year old will love!

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My daughter turned 2 yesterday. Basically I don't make anything special for her. She eats what we eat with the exception of seafood and nuts. I learned with my son (who is now 11) that if you start off by making a seperate meal for your child or use ready made products on a regular basis (hot dogs, chicken nuggets etc.) that you will have a harder time getting your child to eat the "family meal" as they get older. Plus, you are not a short order cook!! If we are having something that I know she doesn't care for, I reheat leftovers from something that she does like. I'm not saying that she doesn't get premade stuff occasionally, but for the most part, she eats the same thing we eat. Its important even now, to watch their intake of salt and saturated fats. Try things like chicken pot pie, tuna casserole with peas or broccoli, pasta with veggies and cheese, chicken stir-fry with brown rice, even a simple meal of scrambled eggs mixed with veggies and lowfat, low-sodium ham.... things that are healthy and colorful. Also, you can substitute sweet potatoes for white potatoes in lots of recipes... lower in carbs, high in fiber and vitamin c.

Dawn - posted on 09/23/2009

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What kind of foods does your two year old like; that'll help me help you.

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this is an easy one called octopus over the sea you make raman noodles and color with blue food coloring then boil a hot dog cut the bottom half to make the legs set it on top then serve with goldfish crackers. also there is tatertot casserole you brown 1 lb hamburger meat mix with one can of cream of mushroom soup put in the bottom of 9x9 pan then layer your fav shredded cheese and then add a layer of tater tots last add another layer of cheese bake 15 - 20 min until tater tots are brown and cheese is melted. I double this recipe for 4 people and cook in a 9 X 13 pan. another one that is fun and easy is Omlets in a Bag You need a Quart freezer bag for each person, 2 eggs and anything else you want in an omlet (precook or purchase precooked meat first) also precut meat and veggies in small pieces first. Then put your raw eggs and other items cheese, meats, veggies,etc, together in bag mix up good. Put it in pot of boiling water and cook for 12 minutes.then dump on plate and enjoy. Hope these help

Faith - posted on 09/23/2009

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Oh...you have to try the Pizza Pasta Toss. You can find the recipe on the Sample Menu at www.faithfuldinners.com. It is super easy and always a hit with kids! Let me know what you think! Also, while you're on the website, sign up to receive the weekly newsletter. You will always know what is new, and you will also get helpful hits for the kitchen!

Christy - posted on 09/22/2009

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try the pillsbury.com website. it has a link for picky eaters and right now they are doing halloween recipes! my favorite is the hotdog mummy wraps. you need pillsbury crecent rolls and hotdogs. take the cresent rolls and lay them all the way out. then take a pizza slicer and slice thin strips and wrap them around your hotdogs 3 quarters of the way up the hotdog. then make him a little wraped hat. cook till they are nice and brown and when they are done, give them a smilie face with mustard. my boys love it!!! for a veggie side i do steamed broccoli with cheese sauce thinned out with skimmed milk. even my husband likes it :O)

Sheena - posted on 09/21/2009

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Fresh fruit and veggies are quick and easy and you have very little to do or clean up

Doria - posted on 09/20/2009

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my kids love anything with fruits and syrup. lets see...Breakfast can be garnished with blueberries, strawberries etc. make smiley faces out of the fruit to catch their interest. Lunch can be anything that they can prepare themselves...cold cut sandwiches, bagel pizzas, cereal...whatever catches their attention...and dinner can be the usual...but allow them to choose what they want to eat....explain whats for dinner and let them pick and choose. The trick to having easy recipes lies in what your child is willing to eat at that moment. I have two picky eaters and the most easiest recipes are whatever they can come up with. you be surprised how many healthy choices they will suggest.

Amy - posted on 09/20/2009

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i have atwo year old too and she likes to eat with her fingers, so i try to make her stuff thats fun for her. like bow tie pasta or ill buy princess mac and cheese and use the pasta from that. and then when i mix in veggies and meat i just tell her that the princesses eat them too. for snacks, she likes ot have carrots and cucumbers with a small bowl of dressing for herself. and she eats it all! i think that anything that is cool looking to them, they will love.

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