Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Toddler Eats! (Part 1)

When it comes to getting my daughter (or any toddler for that matter) to eat different foods that can be tricky! I've been trying to incorporate new foods into her daily routine to get her taste buds used to them, it does't always work but I try and that's all that matters right?! I've found that one week she'll love something and the next week she won't touch it so I'm constantly trying to switch it up.

Here is a run down from over the past week of some of the things she's eaten:

#1 - Is a snack of Mandarin oranges and pretzels. 

#2 - Grilled Chicken w/ a side of BBQ sauce. Grilled asparagus, corn and macaroni and cheese.

#3 - Cheese ravioli w/ Alfredo sauce and broccoli. Homemade garlic bread on the side.

#4 - Turkey chili on top of sweet conrbread topped with cheese. (I have a recipe post on this)

#5 - French toast w/ sausage and berries on the side. Topped with a little bit of maple syrup.

#6 - Silver dollar pancakes topped with some whipped cream, strawberries and banana w/ sausage on the side. Topped with a little bit of maple syrup.

#7 - Grilled ham and cheese sandwich cut into strips w/ grapes, strawberries and blueberries on the side.

#8 - PB&J on honey wheat bread w/ banana on the side. 

(Quick tip, we cook all of her pancakes at once. We will set aside about 30-45 min one day to cook up enough mini pancakes to fill a huge freezer bag with. We freeze them then pop them in the microwave for 30 seconds wrapped in a paper towel when we need them. It's so easy and way cheaper than buying the already pre-made pancakes! This is one of our go to breakfasts for her)

 As you can see she loves fruit, we're still working on incorporating more veggies. Also the chili was the first time she's ever had chili and she surprising loved it! Jade is also pretty much the queen of "dipping" she always wants to drip her food in something whether it be BBQ, ketchup, maple syrup, whipped cream, yogurt, honey mustard etc. She is always saying "dip it, dip it" when we sit down to eat, my crazy girl :)

I hope this helps anyone looking to find some new things to try with their toddlers, and if you have any suggestions let me know. I'll be dong weekly posts on this as we try to broaden her taste buds! :)

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Link to Toddler Eats (part 2) post! -

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