Yummy, quick and easy toddler-approved meals
When it comes to meal planning and grocery runs, you’ve got enough on your plate (no pun intended) – so let us help make life a little easier. We’ve compiled a quick list of our fave go-to ideas for little ones that check alllll of the boxes: toddler-approved, simple, tasty and nutritious. Ready to get inspired?
#1: Muffin Tin Snack Smorgasboard
Use muffin tins for a fun “snacky-snack” lunch with lots of fun colors and textures. Little ones will think it’s more exciting than their usual plate – and it’s a great way to get toddlers interested in new foods! The possibilities are endless, but we love Yummy Toddler Food’s well-balanced mix of orange slices, strawberries, eggs, cereal, peas and puffs.
#2: PB&J French Toast
Eat the Rainbow Kids is rocking our world with a genius PB&J french toast, paired with puffs and fruit. We’re predicting a cute Sunday morning family breakfast tradition that your kiddos will love!
French Toast Ingredients:
- 1/4 cup milk of choice
- 1 egg
- 3 fresh strawberries
- 1 Tbsp strawberry jam (optional)
- 3-4 slices of brioche bread
- 2/3 cup Mission MightyMe Proactive Peanut Puffs, crushed
- Combine the milk, egg, strawberries, and jam into a mixing bowl, then puree with an immersion stick blender (or a regular blender!).
- Pour the egg mixture into a shallow bowl or dish.
- Dip and cover a slice of brioche bread into the egg mixture making sure that it is completely covered/submerged. Then, flip.
- Sprinkle on the crushed peanut puffs in a thin layer, then carefully transfer the wet piece of bread over to a sprayed pan on the stovetop, placing the puff side down.
- Cook over medium heat for about 3-4 min on the first side.
- Sprinkle more crushed peanut puffs on the top, then flip to cook the second side.
- Repeat for each piece of bread. You want the sides to be golden brown / crispy, but not burnt.
- Cut into strips. Enjoy!
#3: Tan Food Can Be Fun
Those (tasty!) beige foods need love sometimes, too! We love Eat the Rainbow Kids’ take on this theme, loading up a plate with:
- Fried rice with cauliflower, brown rice, mushrooms, water chestnuts and coconut aminos
- Crinkle cut canned pears (easier for little hands to hold!)
- Chopped turkey
- Quartered grape tomatoes
- Peanut Puffs and Nut Butter Puffs
#4: Breakfast for Dinner
Scrambled eggs are full of protein – and it’s easy to keep it fresh with different mix-ins (think: tomatoes, avocado spread, sausage, cheese, etc). Serve eggs with a fruit, veggie and puffs…ta-da! Check out more hearty snack + meal ideas here from My Little Food Critic.
#5: Classic, No-Frills PB&J
There’s a reason it’s been a classic for decades! If you’re in a time crunch, a PB&J gets the job done right – every time. Add our Nut Butter Puffs and fresh fruit to round it out. Check out more vegetarian lunch ideas here from Feeding Tiny Bellies.
Research by our co-founder Dr. Gideon Lack found that feeding peanut-containing foods to infants – and keeping in the diet regularly through toddlerhood – helped prevent peanut allergies from developing by more than 80%. Now, leading organizations around the globe say introduce common allergens, including nuts, early and often. Our peanut and nut butter puffs make it easy!