Sunday, 5 October 2014

Meal Planning: Basic Toddler Ideas

Lyra has been eating table food since she was about 6 months so, for the most part, she eats a smaller (sometimes slightly altered) version of what we are eating.  I don't really meal plan for breakfast and lunch, I just make sure I have enough stuff in the fridge and cupboards to be able to throw together something.

At 14 months with only 3.5 teeth she still hasn't mastered crunchy fruits (apple, pears) and raw veggies, but as she does I'll add more ideas to this list.

Here are some ideas:

***I'll add links to favourite recipes soon***


Eggs (scrambled, omelette, hard boiled)
Oatmeal (made with milk or water)
Cereal soaked in milk (Weetabix or Corn Flakes are our favourites)
French Toast
English Muffins, Toast, Crumpets (with butter and jam, or peanut butter)
Brioche Buns

***all served with 2 pieces of fruit***


Left Overs from night before
Sandwiches (peanut butter and jam, cheese, hummus with grated apple or carrot, cream cheese and thinly sliced cucumber, tuna salad, chicken salad, egg salad)
Eggs (scrambled, omelette, hard boiled)
Pita or Wraps with hummus/red pepper spread
Grilled Cheese
Beans on Toast
Mac n Cheese

***all served with cubes of cheese and 1-2 pieces of fruit***


Mini Muffins (sweet or savoury) TRY THIS BANANA MUFFIN RECIPE and add in berries. THIS SPINACH MUFFIN recipe is great too and we THESE CARROT "CUPCAKES" as a treat!
Lentil or Sausage Sausage Rolls I MAKE THESE LENTIL ROLLS (minus the mint and lemon)
Pin Wheels
Pancakes (plain, fruit, cheese, carrot, spinach, cinnamon) THE JOY OF BAKING ONES FREEZE REALLY WELL SO MAKE A BUNCH AND JUST DEFROST AS NEEDED
Loaf Cake (banana, courgette, sweet potato, lemon blueberry)
Oatmeal Cookies
Carrot Cookies
Cheese and Oat Cakes (cheese and crackers)
Peanut Butter and Banana on Toast


Whatever the adults are having AND a serving of plain greek yogurt

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