Need ideas for different (healthy) snacks and meals that are toddler (16 month-old)-friendly?
Julie - posted on 02/04/2010
For snacks, my son likes: cheerios, fruit of any kind cut up (or even fruit cups-I drain the juice and pour the fruit on a plate for him to eat), string cheese/sliced cheese, crustables (PB&J sandwiches), crackers, quesadillas, little pizza's made out of english muffin with pizza sauce and cheese...My son is going through a growth spurt right now. It's all I can do to keep things on hand for him to eat. I even make up a little hamburger and cut it up with ketchup for snacks a night and he'll still eat dinner!
Thanks for the website Robyn!
My 16 month old daughter LOVES fruit with a piece of cheese! Sometimes crackers and cheese .......sometimes a drinkable yogurt! She also USED to love tofu cubed and covered in cheerio dust! Sounds strange but a really healthy snack, good source of calcium, protein, iron etc!
As for meals, she eats EVERYTHING we eat! I just try and make sure that she has a good balance of PROTEINS, HEALTHY FATS, CARBS and WHOLE GRAINS at each meal! Sometimes it's hard but I'd definitely recommend checkin out that website that Robyn recommended; I know I'm about to! Good luck!
Robyn - posted on 02/04/2010
Hi Jessica, Snack time in our house is usually fruit as it is summer here. But meals - she eats anything that we do.
Roasts with veggies
Rissoles, mashed spuds and peas
She has been feeding herself with a fork from about 10 months so is fine with anything we give her as long as it is cut up for her.
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