One Week of Toddler Breakfast Ideas
The highly requested and long overdue “What I feed my Toddler” post is here! It seems like everyone is in need of some easy toddler meal ideas, as am I…always. It’s so refreshing to help each other and inspire one another as moms in this same journey just trying to figure things out.
So today I’m starting with the first meal of the day:
breakfast! This is a full 7 days of breakfast and they are all easy. Some might
take 5 minutes to put together and others maybe 10. But there is nothing complicated
here because let’s be real, who has time for that? They are also all healthy,
delicious and pretty balanced so you can check off the “good parent” box for
I feel it would be helpful to share these three tips as well:
1. MODIFY TO FIT YOUR CHILD
You’ll notice some repeated flavors in here like eggs, bananas and blueberries. These just happen to be things Jed really loves so I add them into his breakfast. But if your childs favorite fruits are strawberries and mangos, incorporate those instead of some of what I did!
2. DON’T TAKE THE FUN OUT OF EATING
I think its really important to get kids excited about eating. I never force Jed to eat anything he doesn’t like. Having kids associate eating with stressful situations where they are forced food they hate, can cause them to dread meal time. You do not want your kids to have a bad relationship with food.
Now, that doesnt mean “my child hates veggies so I guess we just wont eat them”. Instead, I encourage you to find ways to incorporate them into their meals that aren’t as obvious. As an example, Jed is obsessed with cheese and will eat pretty much anything if its cheesy. This opens up a way for me to give him broccoli and other veggies smothered in cheese while still allowing him to enjoy his food. He also loves quesadillas so I use spinach wraps. Eggs are another one of Jed’s favorites so I sauté some veggies and throw them in his eggs and we’re both happy!
3. DO WHAT YOU CAN
The internet overall places all of this pressure to be that mom who makes everything cute and perfect and goes above and beyond. I’ll be honest, this is naturally me. I am crafty and creative and just live my life this way on most days. I break out the cookie cutters and have fun in the kitchen with Jed’s food. But man, other days, I open up a breakfast bar and throw some yogurt on a plate and call it a day.
Do not feel pressured to be something you aren’t or do more than you can. Everyone has to do what works for them and their lifestyle. Don’t overwhelm yourself if you cant provide a full breakfast spread for your kids every morning. Do what you can and that’s doing enough!
Also wanted to talk about the ezpz plate because it’s my favorite! I like having three sections because it helps me get creative and think of different items to include in Jed’s breakfast that will give him variety in his meal! This ezpz one is silicone, incredibly easy to clean and sticks to the surface to make it harder for toddlers to knock it over. Highly reccomend!
Alright! With all of that out of the way, let’s eat some breakfast!
I’ll be back soon with lunch options for you guys! Let me know if there is anything else you want to see!