Freindly Toddler Meals

Sara - posted on 06/08/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )




I am looking for some good ideas or sujects for toddler friendly meals, especially dinner. Any suggestions appreciated. Thanks.



Christy - posted on 06/09/2009




My daughter loves chef boyarde. They have very healthy meals. One that she eats a lot of..she would eat it every day for lunch if I let chicken, rice, and vegetables. I normally feed her whatever we eat for dinner. They are much cheaper than the gerber meals and have the same items with the meals.

Esther - posted on 06/09/2009




My son eats whatever we eat now, but if I am in a hurry I will give him the Gerber pre-schooler dinners or (if I don't want a mess) Dr Praeger makes these vegetable patties that you can stick under the broiler for 8 mins and they can eat it as a finger food (here's a link:

Kara - posted on 06/09/2009




My son LOVES the Gerber Graduate pasta pick-ups. Look in the baby food aisle. They are in a microwavable cup. I give him a cup of drained manderine oranges to go with it.


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I have a picky eater (4YO) and an adventurous eater (19mo.). Our kids eat what we eat but I try to include fresh or frozen veggies in every meal because they're good finger food. Sometimes, if we don't have mush in the fridge, I'll just give the kids fruit and veggies and they will make a meal of that since it's finger food and they like that.

One of our favorite easy meals (a requirement since I went back to work a month ago) is pasta (any kind) with chicken strips. We quickly cook the chicken and pasta up, then toss them together with just some parmesan cheese and olive oil. The kids love it.

I was really surprised when I made meatloaf this week. The kids inhaled it! Even my picky eater who said he didn't like meatload and when I made him try it, he loved it. (Though he didn't admit it!)

My kids also like bean burritos and cheese quesadillas (with or without chicken). Not great meals but a lifeline when you're tired and the kids are starving. Add some fruit or veggies and it's still nutritious.

Heather - posted on 06/23/2009




My daughter LOVES fish sticks. She's been a challenge to get food in but there are several things that always work...yogurt, apples, bananas, and any of the little fruit cups like mandarin oranges or pineapple chunks.

Good luck,


Maya - posted on 06/16/2009




My son noramlly eats whatever we eat...but if we have having something he can eat (like pork or steak) then I always have Gerber Toddler/Preschool meals on hand.

For lunch- he eats PB&J sandwiches. Chicken nuggents. Chef Boyarde (although I raise off most of the sauce). Prorgies (not sure of spelling...pasta with mashed potatos inside). Grilled cheese sandwiches. Sometimes I give hims cereal. It's so hard coming up with something every day.

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