Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Meal Ideas For Toddlers

After a couple years of what seemed like a never-ending battle trying to get my kiddos to eat whatever I put in front of them, I've found a system that works pretty well for my almost 2, 3 & 4 year olds: 

Small Portions of Variety

Not only does this help the kiddos to eat ALL of their food, 
but it makes meal prep a lot faster. 
It's really simple. 
Just make a list (like the one below) of family favorites or items you tend to always have in the pantry or fridge. 
Buy separated plates with 3-5 sections so the kids can see their "options" clearly. 
Pick one "main" item for either lunch or breakfast, one fruit, and two other sides 
And there you have it. 

(Tip: The more colors and different textures that there are, the better)  

If you have REALLY picky eaters, try adding a dip (other than ranch), such as these: