Quick and Easy Toddler Recipes
Toddlers are interesting little humans, one-day bananas are their absolute favorite food on the entire planet and the next they turn their nose up at it like you’ve handed them a bowl of rotten eggs.
When my baby boy first entered into the world of eating “real” foods I wanted to keep everything as natural and organic as possible. I told myself I would not be filling his little snack box with random animal/car/unicorn shaped non-nutritional value, you get the idea, crackers (ha! That didn’t work out so well) But… the majority of his meals are healthy, simple, easy to make and pack a good nutritional punch!
So today I wanted to share with you 5 recipes I’ve tried which are sure to be a big hit.
Banana and Oatmeal Pancakes
My son, nephew, sister and I actually all really like these and they are super healthy! I think my son actually lived off these (and milk) for an entire week! I give him these 1 hour before bed as they keep him full during the night, but also they have bananas and yogurt… two foods which help promote sleep.
This recipe is the perfect bedtime snack as bananas not only help in relaxation due to their magnesium and potassium content but also help in melatonin production as does the yogurt! Plus did I mention they are a HUGE hit! it’s a definite win-win!
Back to the Recipe..
1 large banana
¾ cup oats
1 small individual pot yogurt (I use natural greek yogurt)
1tsp chia seeds
Organic Coconut Oil Cooking Spray
- Place all ingredients into the blender. Blend till the mixture is smooth and has a creamy consistency (not too watery but not too thick, I use my NutriBullet for this, as they are super easy to use and clean!
- Heat a frying pan with the coconut oil spray and pour in the batter. Sometimes I make cute little pancakes or when I´m pressed for time I made 1 big pancake.
- Wait to cool and Serve.
Chocolate and Chia Seed Pudding
Need I say more?
Found on Baby Foode
2 Ingredient Cookies
So simple, but so perfect, delicious and nutritious…I do add in a tsp of chia seeds though to boost the nutritional value even more.
Found on The Burlap Bag
Tuna Pasta with 3 vegetables
I have a confession…I actually only used 2 vegetables the first time I made this for my son. This recipe went down a treat! Not only did he eat every last piece it was really fast and easy to make. Super win win!
Found On Simple Toddler Recipes
Breakfast Oat Cups
I made the chocolate chip and raspberry version and they were a huge hit…my son scoffed down 3 easily and me… well…I ate the rest woops… hehe. On the plus side, they are so easy to make I made another batch!
Found on Baby Foode
So there you have it, 5 delicious healthy recipes for your toddler! Have you tried any of these recipes? Let me know in the comments!