Three-day toddler recipe plan

By Drum Digital
06 August 2014

If you’ve spent a hair-pulling amount of time racking your brain on what to cook for baby, try these three easy-to-make toddler recipes that run on a three-day cycle. It’ll help you maintain a balanced diet and plan the week ahead to make your life simpler.

If you’ve spent a hair-pulling amount of time racking your brain on what to cook for baby, try these three easy-to-make toddler recipes that run on a three-day cycle. It’ll help you maintain a balanced diet and plan the week ahead to make your life simpler.

Bear in mind that finicky appetites and a love of junk food are normal hurdles to overcome, and you won’t always win the food battle. The trick is to find a good balance between ensuring your healthy toddler recipes provide the right amount of nutrition, tastiness and fun.

This meal plan shows approximate serving sizes for children aged 18 months to 3 years. Give your baby a boost with these delectable toddler food recipes! Remember, don't overwhelm your picky toddler with huge portions of food on their plate, and rather start with just a couple of tablespoons if your child is just 18 or 24 months old.

Day 1

Breakfast

  • 85 g of cooked oatmeal with milk
  • 85 g honeydew melon and cantaloupe chunks
  • 118 ml cup of milk

Snack

  • String cheese; 1 piece
  • 3 wholegrain crackers

Lunch

  • 85 g of tuna salad; made with mayo and pickle relish and stuffed in half of a wholewheat pita bread
  • 85 g of cooked baby carrots
  • 1 small plum; sliced into bite-sized pieces
  • 118 ml cup of milk

Snack

  • 85 g of red, yellow and green bell peppers; cut into strips
  • 2 tbsp. salad dressing for dipping

Dinner

  • 4 oven-baked chicken nuggets with sauce for dipping
  • 85 g of brown rice with ½ tsp. of butter
  • 85 g cooked green beans
  • 118 ml cup of milk

Snack

  • Mix 85 g toasted oats, dried fruit and nuts together for the ideal toddler meal plan snack.

Day 2

Breakfast

  • 1 small honey-drizzled pancake
  • 1 sausage; cut into small bite-sized pieces
  • 118 ml of fortified orange juice

Snack

  • 1 hard-boiled egg; cut into pieces
  • 118 ml cup of milk

Lunch

  • Half a toasted cheese sandwich with one slice of Cheddar cheese
  • 118 ml creamy tomato soup
  • Half a small pear; cut into pieces

Snack

  • Half a cup of strawberry yoghurt
  • 2 wholegrain crackers

Dinner

  • 57 g boneless pork chop; grilled
  • 85 g baby red potatoes; cooked, sliced and topped with butter
  • 118 ml milk

Snack

  • A third of a cup of peaches; sliced

Day 3

Breakfast

  • Scramble 1 egg and top it with grated Cheddar
  • Half a slice of toast with butter
  • 118 ml pineapple and orange juice

Snack

  • A tasty oatmeal biscuit
  • 118 ml cup of chocolate milk

Lunch

  • 4 oven-baked fish fingers with sauce for dipping
  • 85 g of sweet potatoes; mashed, topped with butter (and cinnamon if preferred)
  • One third of a cup of steamed courgettes or squash
  • One third of a wholewheat roll
  • Half a cup of milk

Snack

  • 4 rice cakes; mini
  • Half a small banana; cut into slices

Dinner

  • Spaghetti and meatballs using:
  • 85 g wholewheat spaghetti
  • 60 ml pasta sauce
  • 3 meatballs
  • A sprinkling of Parmesan cheese
  • 1 breadstick
  • Half a cup of milk

Snack

  • Half a cup of Weet-Bix cereal
  • 118 ml milk

This article was compiled for Checkers by Pampers. Click here for this and other delicious Checkers recipes.

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