*Vol. Two of the Nora Eats series! I had so many of you say how much you loved this and how helpful it was! Here are some more meal ideas for your toddler!*
I really struggled when Nora transitioned from eating baby purees to eating table foods. I could not come up with ideas of what to feed her. I especially had trouble with lunches when I wasn’t cooking a big meal for the family. When we ate dinner I just gave her some of what we were eating. But for lunches I just didn’t know what to give her, I had little to no ideas at all! I even googled and looked up on Pinterest multiple times “toddler meal ideas.” This did actually prove to be very helpful, but mostly I just started thinking outside the box!
I am by no means a health nut. I don’t think you will ever see me doing Whole 30 or going Paleo (sorry, that’s just not me). I do however want Nora to have a well balanced diet and eat plenty of fruits, vegetables and protein since I know those are great for her little growing body!
I have decided to share some of the lunches I feed Nora in hopes that it can give others ideas of good combinations and convenient ideas for toddlers to eat. It will also be a great way for me to look back when I am needing some lunch inspiration in the future!
I should preface this with the fact that we have been blessed with the absolute best eater ever! This gal will eat anything you put in front of her and almost always eats it all! Since I have been home, she eats her lunch around 11:45-12:00, then Collin comes home for lunch at 12:15. She normally eats all her food, then parks it on daddy’s lap to eat half of his lunch too! My little piggy!
Once again, just frozen peas steamed in the microwave! Little salt, pepper and garlic salt and she devours them. Peas are one of Nora’s favorite veggies!
Shredded some deli ham and turkey. Like I suspected she ate the ham best and left a few pieces of turkey.
I recently bought some Halos for Nora and she absolutely loves them. Now I can’t eat one without her moochin’. Mixed ’em up with some strawberries and girlfriend chowed down!
Ritz crackers are another favorite around here. I usually use them as my way to appease here while I finish making lunch.
Mandarin oranges are another one of those no-prep fruits. Just open the can, drain and serve. I think Nora could eat a whole can in one setting.
Easy. Cook your chicken. Bake, grill, instant pot etc. Shred and mix with BBQ sauce. Nora will eat chicken better if it has some kind of sauce on it and this is one of her favorites!
These are a staple! I steam and season more than I need and use them throughout the week. Just pop ’em the serving for the day in the microwave for about 10 secs and they are ready to go. So. Simple.
Toddler meal prep tip | Kitchen scissors are the best way to cut up foods for your little one. Much faster than using a knife. I have 5 pairs!
Hope this gave you some ideas for your toddlers! Look for more Nora Eats posts in the future!
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