MOM TALK MONDAY: FOOD FOR YOUR TODDLER WITH 4MOMS

 

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.

 

Of course, none of this would be possible with out our amazing 4moms high chair. We started using this high chair when Edison was about 7 or 8  months old after we graduated from the Bumbo. We love this high chair so much for so many reasons.

It’s practical while staying trendy. (no need to want to hide it)

Easy to use one handed

Has removable tray liner that is also dishwasher safe

Has a Magnetic tray top that helps hold down the 4 Moms Accessories (also makes for a great toy with a metal spoon)

Easy to clean

Fun color combo!

If you are in the high chair market. You would make the right decision by getting this 4moms high chair. It really is so practical and our favorite!


 

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 🙂

Avocados

Mashed Potatoes

Black Beans

Rice

Mac and Cheese

Cheese

Yogurt

Scrambled Eggs

Corn

Pinta Beans

Pancakes

Toast

Cheetos

Graham Crackers

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

Deli Meat

Berries

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

Shelled Edamame

Organic white cheddar rice cakes

Watermelon

Cherry Tomatoes

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!

 

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