Toddler Food: What Miss G Eats {22}

Toddler FoodIMG 0141Breakfast // Wholewheat oat flax pancakes with all-natural almond butter and fresh strawberries.

IMG 0687Breakfast // Spinach, sun-dried tomato, and garlic organic eggs. Kiwi slices. Avocado spears. Omega seed toast.

IMG 0690Breakfast // All-natural peanut butter banana bites topped with freeze-dried raspberries, raisins, organic o’s, and freeze-dried blueberries.

IMG 0074Breakfast // Cinnamon pumpkin seed breakfast cookie. Green grapes.

IMG 0696Breakfast // Peanut butter banana oatmeal.

IMG 0078Breakfast // Poached organic egg on omega seed toast. Green grapes. Berry kale smoothie.

IMG 9508Lunch // Quinoa veggie soup. Grilled cheddar sandwich on multigrain flax.

IMG 9635Lunch // Pasta with green beans, toasted pine nuts, and feta.

IMG 9636Snacks & Lunch {on the go} // Raw almonds. Organic egg salad roll up. Banana. Apple. Red grapes. Homemade cinnamon crisps. Carrot sticks. Purple pepper slices.

IMG 0384Lunch // All-natural low-sodium turkey, cheddar, and spinach on omega flax bread. Orange segments.

IMG 0243Lunch // Wholewheat couscous and black bean salad with cheddar, avocado, and fresh cilantro.

IMG 0178Lunch // Black bean veggie quesadilla with sour cream and tomatillo salsa.  Avocado chunks.

IMG 9584Lunch // Vegan potato leek soup with chickpeas and baby green peas.

IMG 9823Dinner // Chicken and veggie stir fry on brown rice.

IMG 9765Dinner // Creamy turkey tortellini and fresh feb soup. Grilled cheddar on omega seed bread.

IMG 9916Dinner // Spicy veggie laksa.

IMG 0028Dinner // Southwest turkey chili with cheddar, fresh cilantro, and avocado.

IMG 0050Dinner // Smashed garden potatoes.  All-natural spinach and feta chicken sausage.  Edamame and carrot coins. Steamed broccoli with feta.

IMG 0111Dinner // Salsa baked chicken. Steamed garden carrots. Orzo with feta and toasted pine nuts.

IMG 0137Dinner // Roasted halibut. Beet walnut salad.  Herbed harvest grains.

IMG 0439Dinner // Amita’s Indian curry on brown rice, black barley, and daikon radish seeds.

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15 thoughts on “Toddler Food: What Miss G Eats {22}

  1. All great ideas, I’m going to try all, would enjoy myself! Love the banana bites, they are a great alternative to cupcakes! Could even put them into mini cupcake cases, stuck down with peanut butter? Great for children to decorate with fruit.x

  2. How do you get your toddler to eat like this? Was she always open to trying different foods and flavors? You should see the look on my 3 year old’s face whenever I present something new. You’d think I served up poop on a platter!

    • jkossowan says:

      To be honest, it’s something we started from day one… I ate all kinds of flavours, spices, etc. while pregnant and breastfeeding, and when we went to introduce solids, I made all of her food with fresh herbs, spices, and flavours included (for example, we did bananas with cinnamon, carrots with dill, spinach with nutmeg, curried chicken, etc.) and made sure to vary the textures so that not everything was smooth. I had read somewhere that NA is one of the only nations that introduces bland “kid food” first, and then attempts to reintroduce more interesting flavours and textures afterwards, even though babies are already exposed to so many flavours in amniotic fluid and breast milk. It made sense to us, so we just ran with it. Gracen ate homemade baby food for about a month, and then she basically just transitioned over to eating what we were eating baby-led weaning-style (I of course made sure that our food was very healthy and free of salt, sugar, unhealthy fats, etc.) To be honest, I don’t know if it was our approach, just the type of baby she was, or a combination of both, but she has always pretty much just eaten what we’ve given her. She did go through a brief not liking cheese stage and has never enjoyed raw tomatoes though! 🙂

  3. thank you for these healthy and practical food ideas!

  4. Becki says:

    I love these! I WILL be trying some of these. Do you have any recipes for quinoa? I have some, but I’m not sure what to do with it! I would love it if you would link these up at my Eco Kids Link Up: http://organicaspirations.blogspot.com/2012/11/eco-kids-link-up.html

  5. Julie says:

    So glad to have found this! And your blog. I would love for you to add it to my weekly Mom’s Library Link-Up along with any other of your amazing posts.
    http://heymommychocolatemilk.blogspot.com/2012/11/co-hosting-moms-library-4-for-me.html

    Thanks and be blessed,
    Julie

  6. Christy says:

    It’s awesome that your little one will eat like you do. We have started changing what we eat a few months ago, and my kids have been resisting it. Any advice one how to get them to eat like we do?

    • jkossowan says:

      That’s a tough one! And I’m certainly not an expert… I think you have to start slowly. Maybe try keeping one tried and true favourite on the plate each night, and pair it with something new. Perhaps the meal will seem less intimidating that way? The other thing I have always found helps kids be open minded about trying new foods is having them join in on the process of making it. Even if it’s something simple like washing vegetables or ripping up herbs, if they feel like they’ve “made dinner”, maybe they’ll be more likely to try it? I don’t know if that’s helpful or not, but I hope it gets easier for you very soon! Good luck! 🙂

  7. cheeriosandlattes1 says:

    Love that you encourage your child to eat more than typical ‘toddler foods’! We try to do that same but have to bare through the pickiness at times! 🙂 Thanks for sharing this week on Saturday Show & Tell on Cheerios and Lattes! We love having you! 🙂 Have a great week!
    Mackenzie 🙂

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