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Healthy Recipes for Toddlers

Eating healthy food is a must for a person of any age, especially kids and toddlers. Here are some easy and healthy recipes for toddlers that your kid will love and enjoy.
AptParenting Staff
Last Updated: Jul 3, 2018
Toddler Boy Eating Blueberry
People with toddlers know exactly what it takes to feed them food that is healthy enough with adequate nutrients through each of the meal and snack that they eat. It is a quest to try to provide them with enough of fresh fruits and raw vegetables along with the other nutritional food items.
Kids deny foods that we find healthy. Well, one thing that can be done is to give them the important and nutritional food in a disguise! Try cooking the following dishes that will look tempting and that are tasty.
Easy Recipes
Fresh Homemade Yogurt with Granola
Here are some ideas you can use for making good food for your child.

● Mixture of honey oatmeal and raisin can be a great choice for the kids. A mixture of yogurt and granola can also be a huge hit.
● Raw vegetables like peeled cucumbers, carrots, beetroot, fresh berries (especially blueberries), seasonal fruits, apples, grapes, cantaloupe, watermelon, mango, kiwi are very good choices.
Cheese Quesadillas on Lettuce
● Tortillas, quesadillas, vegetable cookies, pita halves, etc., are some relatively easy options.
Breakfast Recipes
Breakfast is the most essential meal of the day. Eggs, fruits, and milk are the best when it comes to breakfast. It is important to remember that kids naturally get attracted to the appearance of the food that you are serving them with. Hence, try to decorate the dish that you are creating, in such a way that will attract your kid.
Toasted Egg Smiles
Ingredients:
  • Bread slices
  • Egg, 1
  • Milk, ¼ cup
  • Cheese and butter
Procedure:

1. Prepare a skillet with butter or a nonstick spray.

2. Take a bread slice and cut out two circles (for the eyes) and a shape of mouth (below the eyes).

3.Butter one side of the bread slice and place it on the skillet with the buttered side down.
4. Scramble egg and milk together and spread it over the frying bread.

5. Flip the side of the bread only when the egg starts to show up firmly and then form the cuts of the eyes and mouth.

6.Before taking the bread out from the pan put a cheese strip over the 'eyes' of the bread and serve.
Applesauce Pancake
Pancakes with Caramelized Apple
Ingredients:
  • Egg, 1 (beaten)
  • Flour, 1 cup
  • Applesauce, 1 ¼ cup
  • Milk, ½ cup
  • Melted Butter, 1 tbsp 
  • Vanilla essence, ½ tbsp
  • Baking powder, 1 ½ tsp
  • Salt, ¼ tsp
Procedure:

1. Mix flour, salt, and baking powder in a mixing bowl.

2. Mix butter, egg, and milk well in another bowl.

3. Mix the flour mixture into the egg mixture, along with applesauce and vanilla essence.
4. Beat the mixture extremely well, until you get a fine and clot-less texture to the batter.

5. Place the batter in a small greased griddle and bake in the oven.

6. Your applesauce pancakes are ready!
Dinner Recipes
Toddlers generally don't enjoy the dinner as their hunger is less active at the night. Coming up with good dinner recipes can put you to worry a lot at times. Let me assure that you don't have to worry much, as you have provided your kid with enough nutritional food throughout the day. There is no need to prepare separate dishes for the children as well.
Meat and Egg Drop Soup
Soup Food
Ingredients:
  • Chicken broth, 2 cups
  • Eggs, 2 (beaten)
  • Rice, ½ cup (cooked)
  • Lemon juice
  • Pepper and salt
Procedure:

1. Mix the chicken broth and cooked rice well and bring it to boil.

2. Add the beaten eggs and continue stirring the mixture, until the eggs get thoroughly cooked.
3. Add meat cubes, lemon juice, salt, and pepper to it.

4. You can also thicken the dish up with using less amount of chicken broth.

5. Serve this meat and egg drop soup with some vegetables and bread!
Chicken Sticks
Chicken and Bread Stick
Ingredients:
  • Chicken breast
  • Plain yogurt
  • Crushed wheat
Procedure:

1. Make thin strips of the chicken breast and roll them into the yogurt.

2. Coat the chicken strips with crushed wheat (you can use cereal of your choice, for instance cornflakes).

3. Place these coated chicken sticks on a greased baking sheet and bake over 400ºC until done.

4. Serve these chicken sticks, dipped in a sauce or some vegetables.
Healthy recipes for toddlers can be even better if you try to be a bit innovative while cooking them. It is very important to introduce various healthy options, so the kids can adapt and develop good eating habits of their own, in the later stages of their lives.