Coming up with easy to make, healthy food for toddlers can be a challenge! But when it comes to toddler meal ideas, it doesn’t have to be complicated.
I know from experience it can get easy to fall into a pattern of feeding the same things over and over again. Only to have your little one decide one day that they don’t like that food after all!
Because of this, I’ve had to get creative in putting together meal ideas to feed my little guy.
Today I’m going to share with you thirty-two foods I feed my toddler for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Hopefully it will help to spark your own creative juices when it comes to meal options!
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Making Meal Time Easy
Before we jump into what I’ve fed my toddler for meals, let me take a second to tell you some tricks that have made meal time much easier for us–regardless of what he eats.
I recently got a splat mat to put under his highchair, and it has helped so much!
The mat catches any food he drops (*cough* throws *cough*…), or any liquid that drips from his cup (you know, when he drops it off his tray…). It has definitely helped keep the floors on our carpeted dining area cleaner!
We also got him this Munchkin suction plate and suction bowls. Huge life saver! The plate and bowls suction to his tray, so that he can’t pick it up and dump all the food out of it, or throw the dishes around.
Pro Tip: I tried a store brand of the suction plate before I got the Munchkin one, and it didn’t work…but the Munchkin one does!
I also love Munchkin’s Miracle 360 cups. They allow your little one to learn to drink as if he was using a regular cup. But without the mess.
Toddler Breakfast Meal Ideas
- Scrambled Eggs
- Peanut Butter Toast
- Plain Toast
- Cinnamon Sugar Toast
- Toast with Jelly
- Hard Boiled Egg (cut into pieces)
Toddler Lunch Meal Ideas
- Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich
- Peanut Butter Roll Ups (spread peanut butter on tortilla, roll up, cut into pieces if needed)
- Yogurt (plain or with fruit)
- Crackers, Cheese, Fruit
- Crackers, Cheese, Lunchmeat
- Grilled Cheese Sandwich
- Carrot sticks
- Celery with Peanut Butter (or plain)
- Cooked or Raw Vegetables
- Fruit Pouches
Toddler Dinner Meal Ideas
- Chicken (shredded or cut in pieces)
- Beef (shredded or cut in pieces)
- Cooked or raw veggies
- Fruit Pouches
- Baked Beans
- Taco Meat (assuming it’s not too spicy)
- Mashed Potatoes
- Breakfast Food
Hopefully this has helped you get some great ideas for meals for your little one! What’s your toddler’s favorite thing to eat? Share with me in the comments below–I’d love to hear from you!
Laura Noelle says
Such great tips! I’m also a huge fan of the Munchkin 360 cup. It really is a life-saver! Splat mats are so fantastic as well, not only for meals, but also for under easels and artwork as they grow!
Abby | theMomCorner says
Isn’t it great?! I’ve also found that our 360 cup has lasted longer than his sippy cups that have spouts. Great ideas for the splat mat too–I love that they are so versatile to fit your needs!