Tuesday, September 30, 2014

{Tiny Tot Tuesdays} 85 Fun Meal and Snack Ideas for Babies and Toddlers

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Feeding your baby table food is an exciting time. I personally couldn't wait for the day when Bradley could eat something off of my plate. And now I can't get him to stop! 
Seeing him pick up food with his two little fingers and gently placing it in his mouth is just the cutest. He's at that stage where he wants to try everything on my plate, and, for the most part, I try to comply. There aren't many things he hasn't liked :) I know it's hard to think of food to give your baby on a daily basis, so I've come up with a fun list of foods that I have given Bradley! (These foods are ideal for babies 6-12 months*, but use your best judgment and consult with your pediatrician before giving your baby solids.)
Below is my list of 85 fun meal and snack ideas for your baby or toddler to try! Hopefully this list will help make meal and snack time easier and more fun for you and your child :)

85 Fun Meal and Snack Ideas 
for Babies and Toddlers

  1. Oatmeal
  2. Fruit puree mixed with oatmeal (peachespears, etc.)
  3. Banana, mashed or cut into small chunks
  4. Ripe peach, cut into small chunks
  5. English muffin, cut into pieces
  6. Cheerios or Rice Krispies
  7. Cottage cheese mixed with pureed fruit
  8. Scrambled eggs with cheese
  9. Pancakes (regular or with banana), cut into small pieces
  10. Waffles, cut into small pieces
  11. French toast, cut into small pieces
  12. Bagel, cut into small pieces
  13. Toast, cut into small pieces
  14. Fruit smoothie
  15. Ham steak, cut into small pieces
  16. Canadian bacon, cut into small pieces
  17. Cream cheese on a bagel, cut into small pieces
  18. Cheerios with whole milk
  19. Crepes
  1. Cheese chunks
  2. Grilled cheese, cut into pieces
  3. Deli meat, cut into pieces
  4. Chicken or turkey breast, cut into pieces
  5. Strawberries, cut into chunks
  6. Blueberries, cut into chunks
  7. Yogurt
  8. Yogurt mixed with fruit puree (peaches, pears, etc.)
  9. Applesauce (with cinnamon, optional)
  10. Pita, cut into pieces
  11. Hummus, spread on sandwich or pita
  12. Peanut butter (and jelly) sandwich, cut into pieces
  13. Cheese quesadilla, cut into pieces
  14. Hard boiled eggs, cut into pieces
  15. Quinoa
  16. Mashed avocado on crackers or toast, cut into pieces
  17. Tortillas, cut into pieces
  18. Gazpacho
  1. Fruit or vegetable puffs
  2. Baby goldfish
  3. Rice cakes
  4. Whole grain crackers
  5. Mini banana blueberry muffins
  6. Rice pudding
  7. Frozen yogurt
  8. Fruit popsicles
  9. Yogurt melts
  10. Edamame, shelled
  11. Chocolate covered banana, cut into pieces
  12. Watermelon, cut into pieces
  13. Pineapple, cut into pieces
  14. Melon, cut into pieces
  15. Homemade peanut butter cookies
  16. Homemade banana oatmeal cookies
  17. Animal crackers
  18. Graham crackers
  19. Apple snack stacks, cut into pieces (for older children)
  20. Chewy granola bars, cut into pieces
  21. Soft pretzels, cut into small pieces
  22. Banana "ice cream"
  1. Elbow macaroni and cheese, cut into small pieces
  2. Small pasta with basic tomato sauce
  3. Thin spaghetti with butter and Parmesan cheese, cut into small pieces
  4. Tortellini, cut into small pieces
  5. Peas, pureed or cooked well and cut into small pieces
  6. Green beans, pureed or cooked well and cut into small pieces
  7. Sweet potatoes, pureed or cooked well and cut into small pieces
  8. Squash, pureed or cooked well and cut into small pieces
  9. Carrots, pureed or cooked well and cut into small pieces
  10. Rice mixed with pureed vegetables
  11. Cheesy mashed potatoes
  12. Cheesy mashed cauliflower
  13. Slightly mashed beans, such as black or pinto
  14. Corn off the cob
  15. Broccoli and cauliflower, cooked well and cut into pieces
  16. Vegetable stir-fry
  17. Basic meatballs**, cut into small pieces
  18. Tofu, cut into pieces
  19. Beef, chicken, turkey, pork or salmon, cooked well and cut into pieces
  20. Meatloaf, cut into small pieces
  21. English muffin cheese pizza, cut into small pieces
  22. Fish sticks
  23. Roasted vegetables, cut into small pieces
  24. Baked beans
  25. Tomato soup
  26. Broccoli cheese soup
(*Note: Be sure to make sure your child is not allergic to ingredients before allowing him/her to try an item that contains more than one thing. Also, consult with your doctor before feeding your baby solid foods and before moving from pureed food to more solid food.)

**Make sure breadcrumbs do not contain honey if you child is under one.

Source: SK Original

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