Looking for healthy toddler meals to feed your kid? Here are 40 ideas for breakfast, lunch and dinner to help inspire you if you’re stuck in a rut!
(Originally published October 2016)
When my oldest (who is now 6) was a toddler, I took SO many photos of his toddler food. So many more than I take of my third kid’s plate as a two-year-old 🙂 As I started sharing them, people constantly asked me for more healthy toddler meals so I started saving the photos and rounding them up into large posts like this.
Food for toddlers can be tricky and I’m hopeful that posts like this help inspire some parents who might be stuck in a mealtime rut!
Food For Toddlers
These are some of the actual meals and snacks for toddlers that I fed my oldest as a two-year-old.
Did he always clean his plate? No.
Did he always eat the fruit? Yes.
Was he fairly willing to try pretty much anything I put on his plate? Yes…which makes me happy, even if he spits it right back out.
Sure I could easily feed him the same few things every day….and sometimes I do fall into that rut because it’s easy…but I do my best to feed him a variety of real, whole foods.
If you’re interested, these are our favorite plates and they’re from Re-Play Recycled. (Affiliate link) And if you want to know more about my feeding philosophy, you can read Why My Toddler Doesn’t Always Eat What I Eat.
If you have kids that are a little older and you need lunch box ideas, I have a whole guide- A Month of Easy Packed Lunch Ideas For Kids to help you out!
Here are some healthy recipes for toddlers:
Cornbread + Spanish Rice + Mexican Chicken Skillet
Peaches + Sheet Pan Pork Chops w/ Sweet Potatoes & Apples
Sweet Potato + Tortellini +Apples + Chicken Sausage
Sweet Potatoes + Peas + Cajun Meatloaf + Hummus
Siggis 4% Vanilla Yogurt + Blueberries + Barely Banana Protein Pancakes w/ smashed berries
Apples + Avocado + Annie’s Organic mac & cheese + peas
Sweet Potato + Tortellini + Blueberries + Avocado Toast + Chicken Sausage
Dave’s Killer Bread 21 Grain Toast w/ butter + Mandarin Oranges+ Scrambled Eggs
Maple Hill Creamery Plain Full Fat Yogurt + Peaches + Aussie Bite (sold at Costco or on amazon) + Turkey
Avocado + Pears + Barely Banana Protein Pancakes w/ smashed berries
Mediterranean Skillet Chicken Pasta w/ ketchup + Homemade Crockpot Cinnamon Applesauce
Cottage Cheese + Grapes + Whole Wheat Yogurt Waffles
Whole Wheat Yogurt Waffle w/ peanut butter + Blueberries + Turkey
Grapes + Cottage Cheese + PB & J Toast
Sweet Potato + Pears + Tuna Quinoa Cake w/ ketchup
Strawberries + Avocado Toast + Pulled Pork with hummus
Dave’s Killer Bread 21 Grain Toast + Strawberries + Fried Egg
Baked Beans + Mac & Cheese + Pulled Pork (our fav takeout meal)
Pears + Roasted Squash w/ cottage cheese + Pork & Hummus
Mandarin oranges + plain Siggis 4% yogurt + sausage + Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Bar
Applesauce + Sweet Potato + Lasagna
Pears + GF Pumpkin Yogurt Bar + Pork
Baked Beans + Apple Sauce + Tuna Quinoa Cake
Red pepper strips + Apple + Turkey, Cheese & Hummus Roll-up
Pumpkin Energy Ball + Cucumber + French Toast Waffle (dip bread in egg/milk batter and put on waffle iron)
Peaches + Steamed Mixed Veggies + Rotisserie Chicken & Tortellini w/ marinara
Polenta + Pears + Brown Sugar Roasted Squash + Grilled Chicken
Peanut Butter Toast + Prunes + Slow Cooker Creamy Pumpkin Chicken
Chicken Tortellini (Costco) + Steamed Veggies + Rotisserie Chicken
Plain yogurt + peaches + banana bread muffin
Grapes + Sweet Potatoes + Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs
Strawberries + Mac and Cheese + Turkey
See any ideas that inspired you? Be sure to pin this post to inspire others as well!
Reminder: The plates are from Re-Play Recycled. (aff link)
If this post was helpful and you’re looking for even more ideas, I’ve got more posts just like this! Check them out here:
- A Month of Toddler Meals
- 50+ Toddler Meal Ideas
- 50 Healthy Toddler Meals
- 50 Quick Toddler Meal Ideas
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