One of the biggest transition times for our little ones comes when they start to experience adult food! I’ve had several moms inquire over the past few days about what they could possibly feed their young toddlers (approximately nine months through eighteen months). Based on my experience and the advice of other moms, I’ve compiled this list. These ideas can extend into preschool age also.
Diced Turkey or Tofurkey dogs (VERY small pieces)
Turkey Meatloaf Sticks ( Ground Turkey, Pureed Apples & Carrots, bread crumbs, egg yolk, garlic Powder & Basil. Bake like u would a meatloaf then cut into sticks – thanks, Beatriz!)
Green Beans, cooked
Grilled Cheese (cut into age size pieces)
Chipotle Burrito Bol (Without fail, this dinner is a HUGE hit in our house. Chipotle now has brown rice also! The boys will literally eat this by the bowl-full and we now need to get an entire Bol just for them to share. They eat EVERYTHING in it – brown rice, chicken, black beans, salsa (!!), cheese, romaine lettuce (!!) and always ask for seconds and thirds. If you are feeling especially nice, you can grab some guac & chips also!)
Cut-up String Cheese
Grapes (very small diced! some moms choose to wait, but others listed this as one, so I included it. It’s what you are comfy with!)
Apple Fries (“Peel & core the apple, then cut into little shoestring-like strips. My daughter will eat an entire apple like that!” ~Morgan)
Laughing Cow Cheese
~For slippery fruits & veggies, coat them in smashed up Cheerios to make them easier for pick-up! (Thanks, Caitlin & Morgan!)
Many thanks to my Facebook friends for helping me compile this list — Sarah, Ashley, Rachel, Mindy, Caitlin, Beatriz, Becky, Jolene, Pam, Julie, Marisa, Molly, Carrie, Kristen, Veronica, Morgan, Katie, & Rebekah!!
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