More Healthy Toddler Food Ideas

Yesterday I shared with you some different ideas for serving up healthy toddler foods. Today I’ve got some more for you, so get ready to add some healthful ingredients to that shopping list!

Steamed Cauliflower with Spinach: Steam cauliflower until soft and make sure to press out all the liquid. Drop a little raw spinach into boiling water for 15 – 20 seconds and drain. Stir it into the cauliflower. For extra flavor, you can add a little minced garlic and/or just a pinch of nutmeg. This is a fantastic recipe for adults as well, if you want something low-carb to replace the mashed potatoes!

Yogurt and Blueberries with Honey: I love this recipe as a bedtime snack for myself! Michal of Relishing Motherhood recently commented here that she does the same thing. Simply take some plain yogurt and add a good handful of fresh or frozen blueberries (thaw them for the toddlers first). I drizzle my concoction with some honey, but only add this if your baby is over a year old.

Avocado “Sandwiches”: Another of my son’s favorites, this one is nice and simple too. Smash some fresh avocado and smear it inside pieces of whole wheat pita bread. Or use my guacamole recipe minus the jalapenos. Even young toddlers can eat this and reap the benefits of raw garlic and onions!

If your toddler has some favorite healthy recipes, share them in the Comments or email them to me at themommyspot(at)gmail(dot)com.

6 thoughts on “More Healthy Toddler Food Ideas

  1. We’ve taken to sauteing cauliflower – olive oil, kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper. It’s fast and easy and my daughter loves it.

  2. thanks for the great ideas. i can’t wait to try some of them. the avocado sandwich sounds especially yummy. and we’re going to try the green smoothies on st. patty’s day (i figure once they’ve tasted them, i’m home free!)

  3. Lisa, that cauliflower sounds great – I’ll have to try it myself! And Michal, that’s a good idea for St. Patty’s Day. Make use of the novelty factor when kids are more willing to try something green. They’ll love them, I’m sure!

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