Last April, I shared a post with a list of recipes I had pinned and tried. They ranged from dinner to brunch to dessert. Fast forward a year and my sister-in-law Lauren and I have two picky toddlers on our hands! We turned to Pinterest and started trying out some Toddler specific recipes or food techniques and here’s what we discovered:
- The Best Toddler Muffins: RECOMMENDED! This title was of course enticing! The list of ingredients included veggie hiding options – like pumpkin and carrots, great alternatives to oil – like applesauce and yogurt, and our favorite muffin staples – like cinnamon and brown sugar. I used Greek yogurt for the yogurt option and spent some time shredding baby carrots since I was more likely to eat the remaining supply than a large whole carrot. Verdict: We all loved them! They are not limited to toddlers alone! Derek and I both enjoy these muffins when they are fresh and I freeze a few packs of them for Brielle’s consumption later. They’re good any time of the day but great for a snack on the go when we’re out!
- How to cut a watermelon for little hands – RECOMMENDED! For Brielle’s first birthday party, I followed the cutting technique on this blog post to make long watermelon sticks. Both the kids and adults loved eating them this way and it was easier to hold and a lot less mess!
- English Muffin Pizzas – RECOMMENDED! There really isn’t much to these but I did like the tip they provided to toast the muffin in the toaster oven before you baked it with the sauce/cheese.
- Rainbow Banilla Bites – RECOMMEND! Lauren made these for Brinley’s 2nd birthday party and they were a hit for both the kids AND adults! Wafer cookies, Banana, Nutella, Peanut Butter and Sprinkles… what’s not to love?
In addition to these recipes, Brielle also loves to eat quesadillas (to which we sometimes sneak in veggies), Stuffed Shells (again sneak in the spinach), and the normal foods likes French toast, pancakes etc.
What do you feed your toddler?