Feeding a toddler can be very tedious, often strenuous, and sometimes you might feel like you’re repeating the same meals over and over again. I am always up for some inspiration, so I decided to take a picture of everything I fed my toddlers for breakfast and lunch, for an entire week to give you some fresh ideas! Plus these are all very simple to make!
Side note: I always feed them whatever we are having for dinner- I just cut it up smaller, or I disassemble it to be finger food.
As a rule of thumb, I try to make sure my toddlers have a grain, a dairy, a fruit or veggie, and a protein with each meal. Sometimes I make up for it at dinner time if they didn’t get it during the day, but I LOVE feeding my toddlers! I think it’s fun. So here goes!
Day 1: Breakfast: Whole wheat waffle, peanut butter, blueberries, and greek yogurt.
Lunch: Cheese quesadilla with tomato and avocado, fresh strawberries.
Day 2: Breakfast: Egg, tomato, cheese and avocado hash with whole wheat toast (cut into shapes!)
Lunch: Grilled cheese on whole wheat bread (cut into shapes!) with raspberries.
Day 3: Breakfast: Oatmeal (made with whole milk) with blueberries.
Lunch: Grilled chicken bites (as opposed to chicken nuggets!) with BBQ (or teriyaki), cheese slices and apple sauce.
Day 4: Breakfast: Hard-boiled egg, whole wheat toast (cut into shapes) and 1/2 a banana.
Lunch: PB&Honey Sandwich (natural peanut butter & all natural honey) on whole wheat bread, with strawberries.
Day 5: Breakfast: 2 Sausage links, 1/2 a banana and greek yogurt.
Lunch: Tuna sandwich on whole wheat bread, cheese slices and applesauce.
Day 6: Breakfast: Whole wheat bagel with strawberry cream cheese, 1/2 a banana and blueberries.
Lunch: Ham slices, cheese slices, whole wheat crackers, raspberries.
Day 7: Breakfast: Whole wheat waffle with strawberry cream cheese, 1/2 a banana and strawberries.
Lunch: White cheddar mac ’n cheese with green beans (I usually do peas, but I was out), grilled chicken bites and raspberries. (The nice thing about the grilled chicken, is that I can eat the other half of the chicken breast for my lunch!)
There you have it! This does not cover ALL of their meals, but hopefully this will give you some new ideas for the two most tedious meals of the day!
As you can see, I repeat a lot of ingredients- that way I don’t have to buy or waste a ton of food. Changing the combinations adds variety, and that way none of us get bored!
Have a happy week feeding your little ones!
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