A little while ago I asked you readers on my Instagram stories your favorite foods to give your kids. Especially your toddler age kids since we were having a bit of a food rut and was giving Edison the same food every day and week. So many of you gave great, healthy choices and asked if I would share the answers. I shared again on my IG stories, but wanted a place for you all to come back at a later time and use as a resource.
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Before I share the food recommendations from you readers I wanted to share a few personal favorites that Edison loves to eat. I honestly feel that he has a sensory/texture issue rather than pickiness. But, only time will actually tell when he grows a little older and may remain a picky eater. We will see 🙂
Mac and Cheese
We do ensure to keep giving Edison food pouches to give him more fruits and vegetables into his diet.
Food Ideas from you Readers
Egg muffins (Eggs, yogurt, and either spinach, kale or other veggies) bake in muffin tins for 10-15 minutes at 350 degrees
Freeze dried fruit and veggie straws
Sweet Potatoes roasted in coconut oil with cinnamon and nutmeg sprinkled on top. Roast until soft at 350 degrees
Turkey Meatballs – any recipe just eliminate salt
Avocado with Lime
Chicken Chili – black beans and pulled chicken with spices
Smoothies – Kale, spinach, raspberries, strawberries, banana, almond milk and almond butter. Can also add Hemp for added protein
Rice and Scrambled eggs
Chop up veggies finely and add to rice
Oatmeal or Oats – Soak oats overnight with Whole Milk. Add a few scoops of plain yogurt, chia seeds, and unsweetened apple sauce. Throw in mason jar to last a few days
Puréed sweet potato mixed with anything – ground turkey, veggies etc.
Mac and cheese mixed with any veggie medley. Can blend spinach into sauce too
Veggie Omelet- Start sautéing minced mushrooms, then add egg, then add spinach on top. Cover the mini pan with lid on low heat. Let spinach get soft then fold the omelette in half. Use Trader Joe’s onion salt with no sodium to season
Grated Apples – over oatmeal too
Trader Joe’s Lentils with puréed veggies
Sweet Potatoes Ribbons at Trader Joe’s. Steam and season to eat
Dr. Pragers’ Littles – spinach, kale, and broccoli. Freezer section at Whole Foods
Broccoli Cheddar Muffins – Click here for recipe
Cauliflower Cheddar Fritters Pancakes – Click here for recipe
Organic white cheddar rice cakes
Baby Carrots – lightly steamed
Cucumber – skinned and sliced
Smoothie – 2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk, one whole banana, 2-3 handfuls of spinach or leafy green, handful or two of oats (for older kids add a coop of brown rice protein powder)
Trader Joe’s Cauliflower or Broccoli veggie patties – heat up on stove top
Brown rice and Quinoa with a little coconut aminos for flavor
Hummus with vegetables
Check out @feedinglittles on Instagram. She is a nutritionist and gives great advice and good food ideas for your toddler and other kids.
Just a reminder to keep offering food more than once and often each week or day. It can take them 7-12 times trying one food before they begin to like it or consider it. They need to make the decision on their own.
I hope this is helpful for you mamas out there with picky eaters, or if you are just in a food rut!
Let me know which food you tried from today’s post!