Toddlers can be both curious and picky little eaters, which can be a challenge for many parents. Today I share what this Registered Dietitian feeds her little one.
I was looking through the pictures on my phone the other day and realized I take a lot of pictures of What My Toddler Eats. Some of the pictures I do post on Instagram; however, the remainder of pictures serve as a reminder of my Little One's developmental stages. For example, I recently referred back to my phone to determine when we introduced some of the most common food allergens.
Most experts agree that a child's eating habits are developed during infant and toddler years. To establish a solid foundation of healthy eating habits for our little one we try to create balanced meals - including protein-rich foods, fruits and vegetables, and whole grains. I can't say he is the biggest fan of veggies, but we keep exposing him!
Let's take a look at What My Toddler Eats starting with the most important meal of the day (and ironically his favorite)!
Whole grain waffles (plain), scrambled eggs, sliced strawberries
Left: Apricots, scrambled eggs, whole grain blueberry waffles (plain)
Right: Sweet potato cubes, spinach banana waffles, strawberries
Scrambled eggs, mandarin orange slices, blueberry pancake
Dr. Praeger's Spinach Littles
Right: Banana slices, Cauliflower crust pizza, cucumbers
Waffled Pizza sandwich (made with Sprouted Grain Bread), cooked carrot sticks, strawberry slices
Applegate Farms turkey slices, cheddar cheese cubes, roasted potatoes, strawberry slices
We eat a lot of DIY yogurt pouches in our house. This one is filled with Mango Green Smoothie from the blog archives.
And that my friends is what My Toddler Eats. Aren't those little hands adorable?! As you can see we still offer divided plates to help highlight the different food groups. Next goal for the Little One - learn how to use utensils! Stay tuned!
Your Family's Dietitian,