Prepare, cook, feed, eat, repeat! Managing meals is such a big part of the mom job but I know that coming up with healthy toddler meal ideas can be tricky. I’m definitely not perfect at this, but I try to make three healthy, real food meals everyday, from scratch. Thankfully, my toddler makes my job easier by being a great eater.
What My Toddler Eats In A Week
Here’s a glimpse into an average week of meals for our 2.5 year old. I hope you find some healthy toddler meal ideas in here!
Joy almost always has yogurt for breakfast because that’s what she wants! I always add in a small scoop of my favorite hydrolyzed collagen powder into her yogurt for extra protein. I also switch up the toppings on her yogurt daily.
- Yogurt and gelatin – Blueberries, chia seeds, cacao nibs, cinnamon.
- Yogurt and gelatin – Spinach powder, chia seeds, sprouted pumpkin seeds.
- Yogurt and gelatin – Yogurt banana spinach smoothie with maca powder.
- Yogurt and gelatin – Mango puree, chia seeds, sprouted pumpkin seeds.
- Coconut quinoa porridge topped with blueberries and shredded coconut.
- Yogurt and gelatin – Banana slices, chia seeds, shaved dark chocolate, sprouted pumpkin seeds.
- Yogurt and gelatin – Blueberries, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, cinnamon.
I like to focus on good protein and fats at lunch. But I don’t want to spend too much time in the kitchen in the middle of the day, so we often have leftovers from dinner the night before and eggs. We also try to always eat fermented veggies at lunch (and dinner) for the probiotic punch.
- Feta, spring onion, and spinach scramble. Pickled beets, sauerkraut, pickles.
- Ground beef and liver (I try to serve organ meats a few times per week) stir fry with spinach and onions. Two fried eggs, quinoa, and carrot sticks.
- Spinach cheddar scramble topped with sprouted pumpkin seeds.
- Hot dog with quinoa and plantain.
- Chicken egg drop soup topped with parsley.
- Pepper steak cheese omelette.
- Scrambled eggs, sardine, and shaved carrot and greens salad.
- Beef stew, two fried eggs, garlic beets, sauerkraut, and pickles.
Joy isn’t much of a snacker because her meals are so filling, but she usually has a snack after her afternoon nap, a couple hours before dinner.
- Yam fried with homemade mayo.
- Veggies: beets with olive oil and sprinkled salt, carrot sticks, celery sticks.
- Soaked/sprouted nuts.
- Fruit: apple, orange, dates.
Carbs make us full and happy…and sleepy! So dinner is when I serve carbs. Joy loves sweet potatoes, yams, squash, and root veggies.
- Salmon Coconut Chowder.
- Stuffed Sweet Potato (with ground beef and liver).
- Quinoa pasta, sardines in tomato sauce with a side of yam fries.
- Chicken fried rice, a sweet potato, and pickled beets.
- Fish stew, steamed carrot and kale, rice, and garlic mayo beets.
- Carrot ginger soup in chicken bone broth.
- Beef stew, rice and beans, plantains, garlic beets.
We don’t eat dessert very often around here. We do eat plantains very regularly with or after dinner. Joy also regularly enjoys dates and maybe half a banana or other fruit. On special occasions we’ll enjoy treats, like almond flour chocolate chip cookies.
- Almond flour chocolate chip cookies