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A Simple 5-Day Toddler Meal Plan

September 13, 2019, Author: Tamra Cater

This is a guest post done by Jazzy’s Mama. Please see her bio at the bottom. 

Are you feeling lost when it comes to feeding a toddler? In this toddler meal plan, I share what my toddler eats in a week for breakfast, lunch, and snacks. These healthy toddler meals are quick and easy to prepare.

Mix and match these foods to create a variety of meal combinations. For dinner, it is best to serve your toddler whatever the rest of the family is eating. There is no need to make a separate meal. Just cut their food into easy to eat pieces. A mini food processor works great to make dishes like spaghetti and fettuccini easier to eat. Offer a cup of milk or water with every meal.

Tips for Feeding A Toddler

  • Be consistent. Toddlers thrive on routines. Offer meals and snacks around the same time each day.
  • Have patience. Don’t rush your toddler through a meal. Allow them the time to eat at their own pace. You may find that they do a better job of cleaning their plates.
  • Offer a variety of foods to ensure your toddler is eating a balanced diet. You can find more information about toddler nutrition here.
  • Keep a mental note of the foods and meals your toddler eats well and enjoys. Include these in your meal rotation.
  • Keep it simple. Don’t feel like you have to feed your toddler gourmet meals that look like fancy sushi rolls and little panda bears. These meals look fantastic on social media but aren’t very practical for everyday life.

 

Toddler Meal Plan

toddler meal plan

Monday

Breakfast: Cheesy scrambled eggs, veggie sausage pattie, and fresh blueberries.

Morning Snack: HappyTot super-smart multi-grain alphabet snacks.

Lunch: PB&J Sandwich, string cheese, and a tangerine.

Afternoon Snack: Once Upon a Farm Pouch.

Notes: HappyTot super-smart multi-grain alphabet snacks are organic. Made with cinnamon, sweet potato, and flaxseed. And provide 160mg Omega 3 (ALA).

Once Upon A Farm pouches contain organic fruits and veggies only. Cold-pressed to seal in nutrients. They can be found in the refrigerator section.

toddler meal plan

Tuesday

Breakfast: Off the Grid protein waffle, grapes, and yogurt pouch.

Morning Snack: Sliced cucumber. Great for teething!

Lunch: Kidfresh chicken meatballs and organic mac & cheese.

Afternoon Snack: Blueberries

 Notes: These Kidfresh chicken meatballs also contain pureed veggies #momwin 😊

toddler meal plan

Wednesday

Breakfast: Peanut butter overnight oats and sliced banana.

Morning Snack: Once Upon a Farm pouch.

Lunch: Tuna melt on whole wheat bun. Sliced cucumber and freeze-dried strawberries.

Afternoon Snack: Tangerine

Notes: For the overnight oats combine ½ cup quick oats, ½ cup coconut milk, and 1 tbsp peanut butter. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Warm for 30 seconds in a microwave before serving. Pinterest has a ton of overnight oats recipes to try.

Mix one pouch light tuna with a small amount of mayo and shredded cheddar cheese. Warm in microwave 30 seconds to melt the cheese. Spread tuna mixture onto a bun and cut into bite-size pieces.

toddler meal plan

Thursday

Breakfast: Tomato and spinach omelet with toast and freeze-dried raspberries.

Morning Snack: Yogurt pouch.

Lunch: Bean and cheese quesadilla with baby carrots.

Afternoon Snack: Multi-grain alphabet snacks.

Notes: You can find my tomato and spinach omelet recipe here.

For the quesadilla, spread refried beans onto half of a soft tortilla shell. Sprinkle with cheese and fold in half. Warm in a skillet about 2 minutes each side.

Boil baby carrots until soft and store in the fridge.

toddler meal plan

Friday

Breakfast: Fruit salad and peanut butter toast.

Morning Snack: Baby carrots.

Lunch: English muffin pizzas. Served with kidney beans and freeze-dried fruit.

Afternoon Snack: Once Upon A Farm pouch.

Notes: Cut English muffins in half. Spread a small amount of pizza sauce onto each half. Sprinkle with cheese and add any additional toppings you like. We often have mushrooms on ours. Bake at 350 degrees for 5-10 minutes to melt the cheese.

Final thoughts on this 5-Day Toddler Meal Plan

Don’t stress overfeeding your toddler. Offer foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and protein. Plus calcium-rich foods like cheese and yogurt. Your little one will get the nutrients they need to grow and develop. Always speak to your Pediatrician regarding any concerns you may have.

I hope your little one enjoys these meals and snacks as much as mine does!

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About the Author

Jazzy’s Mama is a stay at home Mama to an energetic one year. On her blog, you will find Motherhood tips and tricks. Recipes that are both delicious and easy to prepare. And lifestyle and travel posts.

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comments (5)

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    Great tips Tamra, very handy.

    Juliet

    September 14, 2019 Reply
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      Thanks!

      Tamra Cater

      September 14, 2019 Reply
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    These are great ideas for toddlers. Although not having any myself, I can only imagine how difficult it must be to know what to give them and give them something they'll not turn away from. I wouldn't even remember to have the things in the house, never mind come up with them.

    Nyxie

    September 17, 2019 Reply
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    Thank you for the opportunity to share this meal plan Tamra! It is fun to see the comments, I am so glad you found this helpful Juliet :)

    Jazzy's Mama

    September 18, 2019 Reply
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      Of course!

      Tamra Cater

      September 18, 2019 Reply