Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Toddler Food Ideas {Free Printable}

As you know, my baby boy turned 1 a few weeks ago! Which meals no more formula! It also means, I have one more person to think about at meal time! I have to admit, I already miss the convenience (and easy cleanup) of formula!
He had been eating finger foods for a few months now, but more as snacks than on a regular basis. So when my doctor stressed the importance of feeding him a balanced diet along with whole milk, I was a little intimidated! So I came home and what else.... googled! I found tons of meal ideas for 1 year olds, but I decided to compile a list of all the options in one place and use it to make meal decicions! It's also a nice thing to have when my hubby is home alone with the little mr. and need ideas for what to feed him.
 I usually choose 1 thing from 2-3 of the groups for each meal. Now keep in mind that these are all things that MY little boy can eat, he has no allergies (that we know of) and he has about 6-7 teeth now. I know some doctors don't agree with eggs or peanut butter before age 2, so if that's the case for you, just cross them off. If you have any other ideas of what to feed little ones, I would LOVE to hear them!

All I did was Slip this list into a sheet protector (totally optional) and tapes it up into the 'baby' cupboard, where we keep all the sippy cups/bibs and stuff like that.

*Remember to ALWAY cut up food small enough and cook it well enough for your little one to eat!*

30 comments:

sandy said...

Great Ideas Stef! That will help alot of Mothers out. Proud of your accomplishments. Your a great Mother!

MaryRuth said...

awesome! thank you!

Pamela said...

Oh I like this idea! My little buddy is almost 1 1/2 and he eats what we eat for dinner, but I'm always trying to be creative for lunches!

Whimsy-ma-blog said...

Good idea! My kids are so picky I get so sick of doing the same things all the time!

Saw you at DIY under $5 at A Little Tipsy.

ALi said...

love this idea because sometimes I can't think of what to feed my little boy, thanks for sharing!

Emily said...

Asparagus spears are fun too! When cooked long enough, they wobble around and provide great fun for your little one!

Best,
Emily from Nap Time Is My Time

*katie said...

Feeding time is my least favorite time with my little gal. She likes marshmallows a little too much and it's time to feed her something a little more nutritional :) thanks for the list, it's going in my cupboard today!

Ava Kinsey said...

Love this! I found this post when somebody pinned this on Pinterest. I pinned it, and a BUNCH of other people have repinned it since.

emily @morefromthemoorefamily said...

This is great, thanks! I found you on pinterest!

paintandink said...

Yes, this is JUST what I needed! Thank you!

Jen + Jeff said...

Found this on Pinterest! My girl just turned one too. It was my goal to create and print out something like this. Thanks for saving me time:)

Pam (Haslem) Dana said...

You're blog is adorable! We featured this printable today at Over the Big Moon! You can see the post here:
http://overthebigmoon.blogspot.com/2011/10/pinterest-interests-giveaway.html

Thanks!

Pam from www.overthebigmoon.com

Courtney said...

Great idea! I just finished printing as I type! Next stop inside of the cupboard in a sheet protector. Thanks for the idea and printable :) Excited to start using it tomorrow!
Happy New Year!

Sandra said...

Just found you on Pinterest and love your blog! This is such a great idea! What font did you use for the printout?

Caryn Caldwell said...

Thank you for this! I found it on Pinterest, and am definitely going to use it. I'm always looking for new things to feed my daughter.

iluvtuggy said...

Thank you! Super helpful!

Holly Baker said...

My little man LOVES rice! Whether we make Rice-a-Roni, or rice with cream of chicken soup as a sauce, he loves it. Also, I forgot about Vienna Sausages. I loved them as a kid, but do they have "fillers" like hot dogs? I would love to know if they have any health value to them.

Carissa G said...

Love this chart! I found it on pinterest and used it for a post today...but the link is up to link it back your blog!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Lynette @ My Craft Discovery said...

Thanks so much for this list! I will be printing it out (and adding a few things my son likes) and using it today. I will use a sheet protector, and maybe even dry erase markers so we can try for more variety around here. :)

Amy Senter said...

Just thought I'd let you know I included a link to your food chart on my personal blog. Thanks for the post!

Amy Senter
http://www.amyroachsenter.blogspot.com/2012/11/letter-f-week_26.html
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Abhijit Sarkar said...

These toddler food ideas are awesome, and I think that they are easy to make too.

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Megan Rozantes said...

Such simple and basic ideas, but as a busy Mom, it's so awesome to have a list of go-to's when in a bind! Thanks for sharing this very cute download!

TheAknitter15 said...

I know the frustration of being the Mother of a picky eater! Sometimes every bite of food requires major negotiating skills. It’s exhausting. I have now discovered a great cookbook on Kindle – Kid Approved Slow Cooker Meals – by Kelly Cook. My kids love the dinners and there’s 50 of them. Hooray! No food arguments for almost 2 months. Go to Kindle at Amazon or here's a link: http://tinyurl.com/mcexgu4

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Penelope Sanchez said...

Great list. I will have this printed for my two-year old.

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Hyacinth Marius said...

This free printable is a big help for a mom like me who has a son whose picky eater.

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