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What does your toddler eat ?

I have a 2 yo picky eater. She has started having constipation issues so I am needing and wanting to expand her eating choices. What do you feed your toddler? I am looking for meal and snack ideas. Thanks so much .

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sew4fun

Asked by sew4fun at 9:33 PM on Feb. 17, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • mines picky too, try hiding veggies in her meals, like making mac n cheese with finely choped broccoli in it.
    angels4262

    Answer by angels4262 at 9:37 PM on Feb. 17, 2009

  • I'm a vegetarian, so my kidds eat a lot of puesdo meats. 'Chicken' nuggets, veggie hot dogs, meatless crumbles in 'meatloaf' and spaghetti.
    They eat pretty much whatever I eat...

    A lot of people won't feed their toddlers veggies because they don't like them, but they usually stop liking them because parents stop giving them to them. So try to introduce more veggies and fiber-rich fruits (like apples) into her diet. Yogurt is also a good source of fiber.
    .Peaches.

    Answer by .Peaches. at 9:38 PM on Feb. 17, 2009

  • my son will eat anything...lol... seriously, he loves veggies....

    try giving her fruit...colorful, sweet, and good for her....

    there are all kinds of little snacks for toddlers...forget the names of them but they are in yellow boxes...graduates i think...
    JuLiAnSmOmMy317

    Answer by JuLiAnSmOmMy317 at 9:41 PM on Feb. 17, 2009

  • Q likes steamed cut carrots drizzled with water diluted REAL maple syrup. sautéed plums, pears or apples in oatmeal. pretty much everything I make from cakes to meatloaf to taco meat have at least a cup of ground up vegetables in it (my fiance doesn't like eating them).
    MythicMMM

    Answer by MythicMMM at 9:48 PM on Feb. 17, 2009

  • mine is quite picky as well he likes veggies but will NOT eat them cooked! They have to be raw and that is ok,....but he has been starting to open up to a few things but the one thing he refuses to eat is hamburgers....
    MommyOf2kids67

    Answer by MommyOf2kids67 at 10:12 PM on Feb. 17, 2009

  • I just put food in front of mine, lol, and she eats it. I don't make a fuss, though, ever.

    My grandma used to make a "person" with carrots and celery for arms and legs, a half an apple for a head, a bit of cheese for a body, and raisins for eyes and such. I used to eat that up. . . And I remember it 29 years later, which is scary.

    Gosh I miss her. . .
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 10:15 PM on Feb. 17, 2009

  • bananas, grapes, and any kind of cracker.
    chickenhobbit

    Answer by chickenhobbit at 12:05 AM on Feb. 18, 2009

  • Mine always ate whatever we were eating. Once they were on all table foods I never made something different.....

    Bananas can be constipating, so limit those. Apples, grapes, pears, peaches, blueberries, strawberries.....

    Spaghetti, lazagna, meatloaf, hamburgers, hotdogs, pork chops, chicken (fried, baked, boiled, coated, not coated), turkey....sausages

    Soups, sandwiches (cheese, peanut butter, grilled cheese, lunchmeat, tuna salad,, chicken salad, ham salad..)

    I mean...pretty much anything you're eating, a toddler can eat.
    TiccledBlue

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 5:29 AM on Feb. 18, 2009

  • Oatmeal, egg, and banana for breakfast. with milk
    Apple or crackers and peanut butter for snack (or both) with juice
    Peanut butter sandwich and cookies for lunch with milk
    Yoghurt or string cheese and carrots (boiled first) for snack with water

    For dinner: Chicken cut up with broken up spaghetti, calliflower, broccoli, carrots, and peas
    or "baby" meat balls (ground beef with egg, rice cereal, spices, and carrots and baked, don't burn 'em!) with tortellini or
    Veggie patties (potatoes shredded up with shredded carrots, very fine broccoli, and shredded cheddar cheese formed into patties and cooked with a little olive oil)
    or "tacos" cut up tortilla, corn, beans, rice, and ground beef
    He loves these things and is usually picky, he will sometimes only wat food he can pick up and feed himself.

    Hope this helps!
    Renee21

    Answer by Renee21 at 7:33 AM on Feb. 18, 2009

  • Oh and diced up blueberries with yoghurt for desert. Grapes (split in half) and "Crasins" are a GREAT snack! Sprinkle wheat germ on it too.
    Renee21

    Answer by Renee21 at 7:35 AM on Feb. 18, 2009

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