Toddler Meals to Tame the Terrible Twos

Toddler Meals | Healthy Toddler Meals | Tips and Tricks for Toddler Meals | Ideas for Toddler Meals | DIY Toddler Meals | Recipes for Toddler Meals

Toddler Meals | Healthy Toddler Meals | Tips and Tricks for Toddler Meals | Ideas for Toddler Meals | DIY Toddler Meals | Recipes for Toddler Meals

Toddler meals can be some of the most stressful times of the day for parents! It seems that once your toddler hits the terrible twos, they want to assert themselves a lot more, and that includes what they do {and don’t!} want to eat. It’s tough to stop toddler meals from becoming battles of the will. The most important things to remember are that you are the parent and your child will not starve if they refuse to eat a meal! Sooner or later, they will be hungry enough to eat something.

So what can you serve for toddler meals that will help curb this problem as much as possible? Here are some ideas: Toddler Meals | Healthy Toddler Meals | Tips and Tricks for Toddler Meals | Ideas for Toddler Meals | DIY Toddler Meals | Recipes for Toddler Meals

  • Cheese quesadilla with some finely chopped vegetables hidden inside, such as spinach, red or green peppers, or some bottled salsa.
  • Yogurt topped with granola and strawberries, raspberries and blueberries.
  • Baked chicken nuggets with sliced bell peppers and halved grapes.
  • A plate of quartered soft pita bread with hummus, sliced cheese, and orange segments.
  • Individual-sized pizza made on English muffin halves. Top with your child’s favorite toppings, or let them help!Toddler Meals | Healthy Toddler Meals | Tips and Tricks for Toddler Meals | Ideas for Toddler Meals | DIY Toddler Meals | Recipes for Toddler Meals
  • Sometimes the sizes of things are overwhelming to a small child. Cut sandwiches into small triangles. Make sliders instead of larger burgers.
  • Serve little cocktail sausages with ketchup and mustard to dip into instead a full-sized hot dog cut into slices.
  • Cook eggs and chopped ham in muffin tins. Serve a couple of these omelet muffins with fruit on the side.
  • If your child balks at a sandwich, try presenting it as a wrap instead. Roll up in a tortilla and slice in sections.
  • Make a fruit smoothie and serve it with oatmeal muffins on the side.
  • Some toddlers enjoy a snack plate with crackers, sliced ham and cheese, and fruit. This way they can stack the crackers and cheese if they want, or eat them separately.

Whatever you do, try to focus on making toddler meals that are sized right and include a variety of healthy options. If all else fails, don’t stress and let your child decide when he’s hungry. Because he will!

 

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